Folsom Funeral Service

Healy, Lawrence

March 29, 1933 – February 27, 2022

Lawrence J. Healy, of West Roxbury and formerly of Dedham, Jamaica Plain and Hyannis, passed away on February 27, 2022. He was 88.  Larry was born in Boston on March 29, 1933, and was the son of the late Thomas A. Healy and Gertrude E. (Donnelly) Healy. He grew up in Jamaica Plain and attended the St. Thomas Aquinas High School, graduated in 1950, and later went on to attend Boston University.

Larry was a proud Army veteran of the Korean War. He was awarded the Army of Occupation medal for his time he spent in Germany, as well as the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged in January of 1955 with the rank of Corporal. Larry became a dedicated firefighter in the City of Boston Fire Department until his retirement on July 1, 1981. He also proudly owned his own painting and wallpapering business, and was a member of the American Legion Post #18 in Dedham, the USS Jacob Jones VFW Post 2017, the Knights of Columbus in Roslindale, as well as the Irish Social Club in Boston.

He was the loving husband of the late Helen C. (Carey) Healy, and beloved father of Thomas P. Healy of West Roxbury, Lawrence J. Healy and his wife Karen of West Roxbury, John M. Healy and his wife Julia of Dedham, Nora J. Dwyer of Pembroke, Mary E. Malinn and her husband James of Dedham, Kathleen M. Twyman of Dedham, and Laura M. Scace and her husband David of Dedham.  Dear brother of Thomas A. Healy of NH and the late Richard Healy.  He is also survived by his cherished friend Michael Soule of NH, his 12 lucky grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Larry will be held on Friday March 4, 2022 from 8-11AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham, before going to St. Anne Church, 90 W. Milton St. Hyde Park for his Funeral Mass at 11:30AM.  Interment to follow at Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham with military honors.  Donations in Larry’s name to Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund, 255 Cedar Hill St., Suite 200, Marlborough, MA 01752, or at ,would be appreciated. 

Guestbook Entries

  1. Pamela Cohen
    March 2nd, 2022 | 11:00 am

    I have fond memories of Larry as a sweet, kind, thoughtful and strong man. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to attend on Friday, but my heart will be with you all.

    May his memory be a blessing.

    Pamela Cohen
    Davis, CA

  2. Russ and Cathy Foley
    March 2nd, 2022 | 7:53 pm

    Karen and Larry,
    So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your families in our prayers.
    Russ and Cathy Foley

  3. Debbie Olsen Worrall
    March 4th, 2022 | 11:15 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dad! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry I can’t be with you today.

  4. Breege and Larry Doyle
    March 5th, 2022 | 5:11 am

    To John and family, our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father Lawrence. Both your parents were very kind and welcoming to us as young immigrants to MA and will be sadly missed.

  5. Mike Drout
    March 6th, 2022 | 10:06 am

    To John and Family,
    Our condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time.
    Mike Drout and Family

  6. Joan Bendery
    March 6th, 2022 | 3:47 pm

    Remembering the good times. Will miss you. Rest in Peace. Zeke

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