Lawrence Fawcett Obituary

Lawrence  Anthony Fawcett
Lawrence Anthony Fawcett

June 21, 1939 - September 19, 2010
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Resided in Niantic, CT


Lawrence Fawcett
Niantic – Lawrence Anthony Fawcett, age 71, of 4 Flanders Rd., died Sunday, September 19, 2010, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY, June 21, 1939, the son of Lawrence D. Fawcett and Louise Speranzo Fawcett. He married Lois Gruby Fawcett on March 2, 1966, in Manchester. She survives him. Mr. Fawcett served in the United States Army. He retired from the Coventry Police Department in 1994 as a Lieutenant, a job he loved. He was respected by the town citizens he worked for, and by the men in Blue he worked or came in contact with. He started the Coventry canine unit, his first partner being Ned and later Mark. He was also in scouting, starting the Police Explorers.

His other passion was UFO Investigation. This culminated finally into a book (Clear Intent, the UFO Cover-up).

In addition to his spouse he is survived by his sons Dexter Fawcett and his wife Tracy of Augusta, Maine; Kirk Fawcett and his wife Josephine of New York City; Lawrence Fawcett and his wife Sue, of New York City. He has four daughters, Louise Fawcett of New York City; Evelyn Legace of Winsted; Valerie Peart and her husband Wilbert of Livermore Falls, Maine; Rhonda Fawcett and fiancé Ronald Polen of Waterford. He is survived by two brothers, Richard Fawcett and his wife Charlene; Robert Fawcett and his wife Nidia, both of Brooklyn, NY. He has 19 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren as well as special friends Shamus and Minnie who have stayed with him throughout his long illness. He was predeceased by his sister Margaret Paratore.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 A.M. Friday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. Interment will follow in Jordan Cemetery, Waterford. Calling hours are Thursday from 5-8 P.M. Please visit for directions, to view Mr. Fawcett's video tribute, or to send a condolence message to his family. , or to send a condolence message to his family.




Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Thursday, September 23, 2010
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Friday, September 24, 2010
11:00 AM
Jordan Cemetery
240 Boston Post Road
Waterford, CT US 06385
Friday, September 24, 2010

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