Lawrence J. “Larry” McCabe

November 5, 2021

Lawrence J. “Larry” McCabe

Lawrence J. “Larry” McCabe – of Woburn, died peacefully November 5th, surrounded by his family at the age of 86. Devoted husband of 57 years to Joy (Violette) McCabe. Beloved father of Jon McCabe, his wife Sue of Foxboro, Jamie Pezza, her husband Chris of Avon and the late Lawrence J. McCabe III. Cherished grandfather of Joseph, Amanda, Alexandra and Maddison. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 10th at 10 a.m.  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours, Tuesday, 4-7 p.m.held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Old Colony Hospice 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Lawrence J. “Larry/Lash” McCabe, Jr. – passed away peacefully, Friday, November 5th at his daughter’s house after battling a terminal lung disease (IPF), at the age of eighty-six.  

Larry was born November 16, 1934 in Greenwich, CT to Lawrence J. McCabe, Sr. and Cecilia (Orzehoskie) McCabe.  Much of his early life was spent in various places around the country as his dad was serving in the Army.  He spent time living in the following states at some point: Idaho, Nebraska, Texas, New Mexico, Massachusetts, California and then finally returning to Connecticut. 

In 1951 he graduated from Hosatonic Valley Regional H.S in Falls Village, Cannan, CT.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Fairfield University and then went on complete his Masters in the same field at Boston College.  At this point Boston and the surrounding suburbs would be his home for the next several decades. 

In 1958 he began working at the first of many jobs for the government which included, the  Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory, NASA and finally the U.S. Department of Transportation in Cambridge MA where he worked as a systems analyst working mainly with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He stayed at this position until retiring in 2001.

He loved music of all kinds.  Sang in several choirs including the Mishuwuam Choral Society, St Charles Church Choir (Woburn, MA), St Peter’s Church Choir (Jupiter, FL).  He also enjoyed playing the piano and listening to live music whenever he had the chance.  And of course cherished the time he had with his grandkids who called him Bampie (Grampy).    

Devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joy (Violette) McCabe, His son Jon McCabe and wife Sue of Foxboro, daughter Jamie Pezza and husband Chris of Avon and his Grandchildren: Alexandra (Lexi), Joseph, Amanda and Maddison (Maddy).  His eldest son Lawrence J. McCabe III predeceased him in 1996.   

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 10th at 10 a.m.  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours, Tuesday, 4-7 p.m.held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Old Colony Hospice 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, November 10th at 10 a.m.  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours, Tuesday, 4-7 p.m.held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Remembrances may be made in honor of Old Colony Hospice 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379

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  1. Dear Joy and family,

    Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

    May he rest in God’s peace!

    Love from Cousin Lucy and family

  2. Marybeth Connors

    Joy, I am very sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. Sending you love, strength and prayers always.
    Sincerely,
    Marybeth (breath) Nelligan Connors and family

  3. Grace (Reidy), Rob, & Thomas Girotti

    Joy, Jon, Jamie, & families, I am so sorry you have to go through this heartbreak. Larry was a wonderful, gentle soul. I will always be grateful that he took me out practice driving. Sending prayers & hugs.

  4. Kathleen O'Doherty

    Joy, I am very sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Kathy O’Doherty

  5. Lauran (Mateus) Winick and family

    Mrs McCabe and family- I am flooded with warm memories of Mr McCabe and your visits to our family home as a child and to our beach as an adult. He was a great example of a true conversationalist. His broad interests from piano to boating left an impression on both myself and even my young children… we continue to refer to anything “different” as “artful” -a fun spin on describing things in our home thanks to him… my love and prayers are with all you in this tremendous time.

  6. Joy, Jon, Jamie and family’s,
    We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Michael has told me what a very special man he was.
    I wish I could remove all the pain in your hearts but the one joyful thing from it will be when he gets to see and hug young Larry again ❤️
    We love you all very much
    Candy Cagnina and Michael Stevens

  7. Maureen Comeiro

    Jon I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was such a nice man. My condolences to your family.

  8. Anthony and Donna Ciampo

    We love you Larry ! There was never a kinder sweeter caring individual! You were loved ! You are loved and will be missed by all who knew and loved you ! Our prayers and love and prayers to Joy,Jamie, John and grandchildren! May the peace of our Lord come upon you and give you all comfort in His Resurrection! We will see you again,Larry God willing on the other side when our time comes ! Until then !Rest in Peace Dear Friend ! ❤

  9. Aislinn Tompkins

    Although we knew this day would come, it is tough to comprehend that Larry is gone. He fought one hell of a fight, My love to Joy, who has the beautiful invention of grandchildren to help when hugs and love are needed. Jon and Jamie did a great job this summer making it possible for him to come up, and finally, Jamie and Chris moved him home where Larry wanted to be. Larry was one of the kindest and happy with his life, just like this is right now. They call it Mindfulness now or learning to live in the now. Larry figured it out over 80 years ago and didn’t need a fancy title. He was always just in the moment and happy/content. I knew Larry my entire life for 54 years and never heard him yell at the kids or speak to Joy in anything but his little chuckle when he talked.
    I have peace knowing he is now with Larry. Selfishly knowing he is with my mom and dad makes me feel a bit like an angel just told them that I’m doing ok. Rest in Peace Larry. The world is a much better place for you being in it.

  10. margarette masotta

    Joy, I am saddened to read about Larry’s passing. Please take care of yourself. With Heartfelt Love Margarette Masotta

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