Earle B. Lawler

January 17, 1942December 29, 2012
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Earle B. Lawler 1942 – 2012 Harmony – Earle B. Lawler, 70, went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2012 in Boston, MA after complications from heart surgery. He was born in Harmony on Jan 17, 1942; the youngest of Virgie (Shorey) and Marshall Lawler’s 13 children. Earle graduated from Harmony High School, class of 1960 before enlisting in the Army. It was during his time at Ft. Knox, KY that Earle met Nancy and her two children, Ambra and Les. They became a family on July 10, 1965 and the next year they welcomed a daughter, Gloria into the fold. In 1970 Earle returned to Harmony with his family.

After working several years as a self-employed woodsman, Earle went to work for CN Brown where he was a commercial truck driver and installed underground gas tanks. In 1992 Earle, thinking he was going to help with a quick project, went to work at Irving Tanning. That project turned into 19 years in maintenance and as a licensed boiler technician at the tannery. Earle served for four years as the Town of Harmony’s Road Commissioner. He was an early supporter of the Harmony Ambulance Service and helped the fire department any way he could.

Earle had a sense of humor that was both high-brow and Mainer and he had a nickname for everyone. He enjoyed many hobbies; but he enjoyed them more when he shared them with his family, especially his grandchildren. Gardening with his granddaughter and exchanging cryptic notes with her kept both of them amused. Earle loved fishing and sharing that passion with his grandsons. He looked forward to the men’s annual fishing trip in the summer and ice fishing with friends in January. Earle taught his grandsons how to run heavy equipment and all about the woods. He looked forward to teaching “This and That” how to drive a standard on their new driver's permits. Whether at a corn roast or the Christmas party, Earle was thoroughly entertained with his Neal nieces’ and nephew's music.

Earle is survived by his loving wife, Nancy (Albin) Lawler; children, Gloria Bagley and her husband Brian, Ambra Sinclair and her husband Keith and Les Moser; grandchildren, Nicholas Moser, Brittany Paradis and her husband Andrew, Daniel Moser and his wife Brittany; David Sinclair and his wife Carol; Logan Bagley and Jacob Sinclair; 2 sisters; 2 brothers; many nieces, nephews and extended family members; special friend William Gourley; and unofficial grandson Adrian Bussell. He was predeceased by his parents and 8 siblings.

A Celebration of Earle’s Life will be held at 2pm, Saturday, January 5 at Harmony Baptist Church, Harmony with Pastor Henry Thibodaux, III officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the spring at Wormlight Cemetery, Harmony.

Earle’s family extends their gratitude to Dr. Kristin Holm whose knowledge and compassion meant so much to Earle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either Harmony Regional Ambulance Service or Harmony Volunteer Fire Department, 37 North Road, Harmony, 04942.



  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2013


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Ricky Johnson

March 17, 2013

Sorry to hear we lost such a great family member. I enjoyed my few visits when I was younger. Wish I could have visited more. I remember him letting me clean out all the cans out of his truck and keep the money. It added up! Thoughts with everyone in Harmony.

christian t

January 16, 2013

Sorry to hear that you died uncle earl Now im sure its just Uncle Jim left.

Luella McCarthy

January 13, 2013

Nancy, I only met you once but I went to school with Earle and graduated from Harmony High School in 1960. He was such a nice guy with a tremendous sense of humor. I just heard about his passing and wanted to send my
condolences. You and your family are in my prayers. Luella (Annis) McCarthy

Maurice & Betty Pomerleau

January 9, 2013

Nancy and family;
So sorry to hear of Earls illness and your loss.Your in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

lois stewart

January 8, 2013

nancy and family
thinking of you at this time my prayers are with you and may GOD hold youin his arms at this differcult time

shelly northup

January 8, 2013

you were the heart of harmony. you brought a ray of sunshine where ever you went. there was always a story you shared with every visit. and most of all you had a smile that would just melt you. thank you for taking the time to spend time with my family,they as i will forever love you. god bless you earl .

Vicki Farrin-Todd

January 7, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We were so blessed to have Amber with my Mom and her sisters.

Bob & Susan True

January 7, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Earls passing may the lord be with all of you at this hurtful time.

Bonnie Pike

January 5, 2013

Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Marie Nadeau

January 5, 2013

Sorry to hear that Harmony has lost another favorite son. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sorrowful time.