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Lawrence E. Lydon, Sr.
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Scarborough – Lawrence E. Lydon, Sr., 82, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Scarborough surrounded by his family. Larry spent the last 9 years of his life at the Maine Veterans Home battling Alzheimer’s Disease. The staff at the Veterans home became his second family. We cannot thank them enough for the loving care they provided.

Born on August 1, 1935, Lawrence was the son of the late John and Alice (Twomey) Lydon. He graduated from Cheverus High School Class of 1953 and honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Following his service in the Army, Lawrence returned to Maine where he owned and operated Lydon Construction for 45 years. Throughout his career he built many homes in Greater Portland, mostly in Cape Elizabeth and South Portland.

He enjoyed playing cards, pool and tending his garden.

He was predeceased by his brother, Col. John Lydon, and sister, Joanne Lydon Linehan.

Lawrence is survived by his children: son, Lawrence E Lydon Jr and wife Tracy of Cape Elizabeth; daughters, Angela Lydon Berry of Cape Elizabeth, Michele Lydon Cyr and husband Paul of Cape Elizabeth, Bernadette Lydon of South Portland; his companion of over 40 years, Gloria Peaslee and her children: Sharon and Ron Maki of Missouri, Brad and Renee Norris of Cape Elizabeth, Jeffrey Peaslee of Industry, and Andrea Morgan of Brunswick; sister, Patricia Lydon of MA; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours celebrating Lawrence’s life will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 9:30-10:30AM at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland followed by an 11AM Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Broadway, South Portland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maine Veterans’ Home, 290 US-1 Scarborough, ME 04074 or to the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074

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Visiting Hours




9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - South Portland Chapel

1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
Holy Cross Church

124 Cottage Rd.
South Portland, ME 04106


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