James Lawrence

James Lawrence

Tuesday, July 12th, 1921 Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

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Obituary for James Lawrence

James Lawrence, 98, of Rocky Hill, CT, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Born in Long Island, New York on July 12, 1921, he was the son of the late Ferdinand and Blanche (Weymer) Goldschmidt and grew up in Long Island. He joined the US Army Air Corps in 1942 and served honorably during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart, the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal, before being honorably discharged in 1945. He met and married his high school sweetheart, June (Kuckens) Lawrence in 1943 and they enjoyed 76 years of marriage. Besides his wife June, he leaves 2 children, Ellen Adams and her husband David of Kennebunkport, ME, and James R. Lawrence and his wife Mary Ann of Morgantown, PA; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer Boynton, Kathryn Colthart, and Ashleigh Marpaux; and 3 great-grandchildren, Logan and Lucas Pelegrin and Sarah Boynton. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Lawrence. Services will be held in the spring at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, Enfield, CT. Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. For online condolences, please visit

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