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Whalen & Ball Funeral Home

168 Park Ave, Yonkers, NY

OBITUARY

Lawrence W. Thomas

January 16, 1945March 18, 2020

Lawrence W. Thomas passed away on March 18, 2020.

He was born on January 16, 1945 in Yonkers NY, to William R. Thomas and Anna Marie Garner Thomas. Larry was raised in Yonkers and attended Holy Rosary Grade School and Sacred Heart High School. In 1967, he married Ann Marie Ahearn Thomas who pre-deceased him. He is survived by his children Christopher Thomas (Christine), Jennifer Breen, Lauren Lowry (James), and Meaghan Thomas. In 2007, he married Margaret (Peggy) Dugan Thomas. He was a step father to Raymond Dugan (Eileen) and Beth Ann Cerbone (Jason). Together they have 13 grandchildren: Kyle and Julia Breen; Ronan,Conall,and Dermot Lowry; Anna,Caitlin, and Madeline Thomas; Joseph, Ryan, and Matthew Dugan; and Nicholas and Hailey Cerbone. He is also survived by two sisters, Marjory Drennan (Thomas) and Patricia Thomas as well as many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his son-in-law Dermot Breen. Larry served in the United States Army from 1967-1968. He was a graduate of Fordham University and St. Johns University School of Law. He was also a founding partner of the Thomas Drohan Law Firm where he represented the Yonkers Board of Education for over 35 years. During that time, he appeared before the United States Supreme Court and successfully argued for better funding for the school district. Larry was a member of many organizations including the Amackassin Club and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was a long time parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. He was an avid golfer, honored recipient of the Darla, and an original member of the EDA. Larry also proudly served on the board of directors at Abbott House in Irvington, NY. His many passions included travel, books, genealogy, and most importantly family. Some of our best memories include a glass of wine and a good debate. He will be greatly missed. Services were held privately due to the world health emergency. The family will be having a celebration of his life in the future and look forward to sharing memories with many family and friends. In honor of his memory, donations may be made to Abbott House or Calvary Hospice. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com

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Maureen & Peter Kiers

March 23, 2020

Dear Peggy and family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Know that you are supported and loved.
Maureen & Pete

Maryann & Carlos Ascencao

March 22, 2020

To the Thomas Family,
Our sincerest condolences to all of you! May he rest in Peace🙏

Mary Ann & Ray Thomas

March 22, 2020

Dear Peggy and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out
to you and the children. May he Rest in Peace.

Kathy Mayer

March 21, 2020

So very sorry to all of you and sending much love. Rest In Peace Larry and please watch over all of us during this time.

Isabel Boffoli

March 20, 2020

Dear Jen,
Prayers go out to you and your family on your loss.

Kathy & Jack Moran

March 20, 2020

Dear Peggy and Family,
It is with heartfelt sympathy we send our condolences for your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Christine Wynne

March 20, 2020

Meaghan, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers go out to you and your family. Christine Wynne

Sean Moran

March 20, 2020

Rest In Peace. May God freely offer his comfort.

Roe Cerbone Franchina

March 20, 2020

Dearest Peggy & family,
We are truly so sad & sorry to hear of Larrys passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Sending you
big hugs Peg. Our kids remember all the awesome conversations with Larry, he was a gem.
Love,
Roe & Joe Franchina & Family

Sean O'Donnell

March 20, 2020

Dear Jenny & Family,

So sorry for your loss, Your Dad would always make time for a quick hello , a laugh, and helpful advise for my career. My favorite memory will always be his reading of Casey at the Bat-

God Bless,

Sean O'Donnell

FROM THE FAMILY