Lawrence P. Donnelly April 30, 1934 - April 15, 2021

Lawrence P. “Larry” Donnelly Jr., peacefully, two weeks short of his 87th birthday, of East Milton and formerly of Dorchester Lower Mills, Thursday April 15, 2021.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary (Flanigan) Donnelly. Survived by two sons who adored and looked up to him, Lawrence P. “Larry” of Wicklow, Ireland and Thomas J. “Tommy” of East Milton, their wives Eileen and Jesse, and grandchildren Seán, Larry and Tommy. Larry is also survived by his beloved siblings, Louise Lydon of Milton, Paul Donnelly of Beacon Hill and Brian Donnelly of Dennis, as well by many nieces and nephews, cousins, in-laws, close friends, neighbors and former colleagues in the US, Ireland and Scotland.

He is a retired federal administrative law judge and state administrative judge and graduate of St. Gregory’s School, Hyde Park High School, Stonehill College and New England Law – Boston. Veteran, US Army.

Larry was a wonderful, kind and intelligent gentleman who, above all, was a great and dedicated husband and father. He will be missed by very many who take comfort now from his being reunited with Mary, the love of his life. The family would like to thank the staff at Winter Valley and at South Cove Manor where he spent his final years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Friday April 23 at 10:45 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Thursday 4-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

To watch the Mass Livestream, please visit,


Visiting Hours: Thursday, April 22, 4-7 PM.
Dolan Funeral Home
460 Granite Avenue

Mass of Christian Burial
Saint Agatha Church
Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton
Friday April 23 at 10:45 AM

To watch the Mass by Livestream

Interment Milton Cemetery


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    Donncha O'Connell says

    Deepest sympathy to Larry, Tommy and your families on the loss of your beloved Dad, father-in-law and grandfather. Thinking especially of Larry whose distance from his US home must be especially painful at this time. Hope that you are all consoled in some way by good memories and the love that endures beyond life. Your Dad was a lovely man. I am sure that, regardless of his professional accomplishments, his most important and rewarding life’s work was the two of you and your dear mother. May he rest in peace. Suaimhneas dá anam uasal.

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    Paddy, Carmel, Rachel and Lorna Murphy, Tuam Ireland says

    Sincere sympathy to Larry, Tommy, Paul, Brian, Louise, Eileen, Jesse, Seán, Larry, Tommy and all the extended family on the sad passing of Larry, we have wonderful memories of very happy visits to us in Tuam, Ireland over many years, enjoyed so much Larry and Mary, kind, gentle, fun and great chats, may Larry sleep in Heavenly Peace with his beloved Mary. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

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    Mike Brodigan says

    Sad to hear if Larry’s passing he was a good guy.

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    Florin says

    So sorry for your loss. Pa D was a great man and he will be sorely missed.

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    Brian Kingston says

    Louise, Paul and Brian – sorry for the loss of your brother – he probably saw me as a kid around the neighborhood in the 50s – my late and older sister Kathleen and Louise were best of friends – I met Paul for lunch a few years ago on Beacon Hill – Brian and I were contemporaries – my brother Paul hopes to be at the services – Best regards, Brian Kingston – Natick

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    Marie Rochester says

    So sorry for your loss

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    Eilis Barry says

    Condolences to Larry and his family on the death of of your Dad from FLAC staff and council, Eilis Barry

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