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Lawrence Peter Austin

June 23, 1933February 12, 2021

Lawrence “Larry” P. Austin, age 87, of Pearl River, New York passed away peacefully on February 12, 2021. Larry was born on June 23, 1933. A native of County Kildare, Ireland, he came to this country in the mid-fifties then served honorably in the US Army. He was a skilled carpenter and craftsman and worked for NYC Board of Education for 30 years. Larry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie; his daughters Denise, Lori and Claire; his sons-in-law Chris, Tony and Kurt; and his grandchildren Conor, Kristin, Lauren, and Lindsey. Larry is predeceased by his parents Eugene and Anne Austin and six brothers and sisters. He is survived by two sisters Lily Dignan and Colette Austin.

Visitation will be on Sunday, February 21st, 2021 from 2pm – 6pm at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, New Jersey 07675. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 10am, St. Aedan’s R.C. Church, 23 Reld Drive, Pearl River, NY 10965. The interment follows at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Funeral Liturgy

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

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Colette Austin

February 22, 2021

With my deepest condolences to Denise, Lori, Claire, and Marie. I remember my brother Larry so fondly for his gentle heart, for always extending his love to me , and for his positivity that always uplifted me. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace my sweet brother!

With love,

Colette Austin

Maryann Redican

February 22, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Austin family. We will always remember Uncle Larry's smile, as it would light up the room he entered. May he rest in peace. Heaven has gained another angel. Love Maryann Redican & Joseph Redican

Laura Maiorano

February 21, 2021

Uncle Larry was such a light in all our lives, especially for my my grandmother lily, he brought her so much joy. I can always recount his stories from growing up on the curragh in Ireland and his sweet endearing demeanor. Uncle Larry will be so missed. Sending love to my family ❤️

Kevin DIGNAN

February 21, 2021

Uncle Larry was a good and decent man .He Has a Beautiful Family in his 3 Daughters there mother Auntie Mari and his grandchildern and through them Larry lives on .God Bless ! Kevin Dignan

Chris Baker

February 20, 2021

Goodbye Uncle Larry, you and your generation of Austins have left a rich legacy on this earth for all of us to inherit. Thank you for showing us the way. I bet by now you have shaken Gods hand and are having a time with your siblings in heaven.

Love and condolences to all of the Austins.

Lilly Dignan

February 20, 2021

My brother Larry was always quiet and reserved and I loved him so much. He was an amazing dancer and he always made me feel joyful. I treasure my memories of running across the Curragh with Larry. We would go to Newbridge together to run errands for my mother. My brother was such a gift to my family. With all my love to Marry and my nieces. May you Rest In Peace always my dear brother.

With love,
Lily Dignan

Ellen Baker

February 20, 2021

Dear Auntie Marie, Denise, Lori, and Claire,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness.
Uncle Larry was a kind and loving man. He lived to love his family. Auntie Marie and Uncle Larry were a true example and great witness to the sacrament of marriage. They lived to love and honor each other for sixty years. This is an incredible legacy to leave in our family.
My favorite and fondest memories are from family weddings. Uncle Larry was a fantastic dancer!! It was a joy to spin around the dance floor with him. Thank you Uncle Larry for passing down to all of us a great love of our Irish heritage. We love you. May you rest in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
With Love and Prayers,
Ellen Baker

Ginny & Kevin Redican

February 20, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to Aunt Marie, Denise, Lori, Claire, and grandkids. Uncle Larry was a quiet gentle soul and will be truly missed. We will miss seeing that smiling face of his. Take solace in all the happy memories he has given all of you.
Love,
Ginny & Kevin

John Toni Redican

February 19, 2021

Dearest Aunt Marie, Denise, Lori and Claire,
How we loved to visit with Uncle Larry and Aunt Marie when he lived in Whitestone. His handsome sparking blue eyes, his Irish lilting voice and smile will always be remembered. Uncle Larry was a gentle soul who so loved his “girls”. Heartfelt condolences to Aunt Marie , his lovely three daughters and family.
With deepest sympathy,
John, Toni Redican and Family
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Sean Jr Redican

February 19, 2021

Sincerest thoughts and prayers of love and peace from our family to all of the Austins. I have so many fond memories growing up of walking the few blocks across Whitestone to visit Uncle Larry with my dad or Grandma Mary, and of lots of wonderful family functions. He was a loving and gracious man. May he rest in peace, and may his family be comforted.