Lawrence — Wilfred L “Willie" Lamontagne, Sr. 89, of Lawrence died on Sunday January 6, 2013 at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center, Haverhill. Mr. Lamontagne was born and raised in Andover. He was the 6th of 10 children of Treffle and Mathilda (Grenier) Lamontagne.
Before retirement in 1988, he worked in the engineering department of Lawrence General Hospital for 18 years. He served 4 years in The US Army Air Force in India during WW II. Willie was a parishioner at the former Sacred Heart Parish, Lawrence and is presently a parishioner at St Augustine Church, Andover. He was a member of The Msgr. Francis Shea, Council No. 3819, Knights of Columbus of N. Andover. Willie loved camping and challenging puzzle making. He was a skilled handyman who could fix anything. He loved speaking to people and made friends with virtually anyone. Everyone loved Willie. He loved his National Geographics. He has all the magazines and videos they made for decades. Willie was a strong little French Canadian.
Pre-deceased by his first wife,Marie E. (Gillis) Lamontagne, Mr. Lamontagne’s family includes his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Mildred “Mitzi” (Kijanka) Lamontagne and his children, Linda and her husband, John Kennedy of Londonderry, NH, Wilfred “Billy”, Jr. and his wife, Ann of Lawrence, Danielle and her husband, Marc De Luca of Waltham, MA and Carolyn and her husband Robert White of Lawrence. He leaves 9 grandchildren, Michelle Dupont, Allison Savary, John Kennedy, III, Alan Lamontagne, Bethany Lamontagne, Justin Tylus, Sophia White, Julia De Luca and Ava De Luca. Willie is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Jacob Dubois, Kaitlyn Savary, Lynsi Dupont, Kyle Savary and Alexander Lamontagne.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Friday January 11, 2013 from 4 to 8 pm at The Arthur J. Scott Funeral Home, 298 South Broadway, Lawrence. A Funeral Mass will be on Saturday January 12 at Noon in St Augustine Church, Andover. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY, 10016 or www.kidney.org. To send an online condolence, please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com or www.facebook.com/dewhirstfuneralhome..