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In Memory of
Deacon James P.
1933 - 2017
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Condolence From: Danielle Caguiat
Condolence: So sorry for your loss he will truly be missed by so many people
Friday December 15, 2017
Condolence From: Lisa hluboky
Condolence: so sorry 4 your loss 2 all he will be missed
Thursday December 14, 2017
Condolence From: Maria Wood
Condolence: I was so saddened by the news of Deacon Jim’s passing. I enjoyed my years of cutting his hair along with his sweet wife Betty and daughter Patty. We had so many wonderful conversations. I just loved him. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family but I can’t help but smile and think of what he is experiencing now , , to see his faith in front of him and enjoying the presence of his savior.
As I write this with streams of tears I am reminded of the chorus , “ set your eyes upon Jesus, look full on this glorious face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.” I can only imagine the peace he has, and for his Lord to say well done my faithful servant. Myths Lord bring you all great comfort in knowing you will someday join him again.
Love Maria Wood
Wednesday December 13, 2017
Condolence From: Anne & Pedro Martin
Condolence: Deacon well prepared himself for rebirth and now goes to live in the eternal, spiritual world.
We had the honor & privilege to attend Bible study with Deacon Jim & his Bride over the years.
But the most touching "gift" he imparted to the recipients (pilgrims) of his ( "A Thought"... ) emails was his acceptance of his Cross, the sojourn that lead him into the sunset of his life on earth.
Truly, A Soldier of Christ, he used his remaining time to impart to us the urgency to get right with God.
It moved me- instead of thinking about all his immediate problems-he was still trying to convey & urge our
participation in the paths to our Salvation by following the suggestions of Jesus Christ & with his short time allotted, giving his last breath, to save others.
The emails were not warnings but kind of a "heads-up"- "wake-up" -"this-is no-joke".
We are talking about the state of your immortal soul!
Time is a-wasting.

John 16: 12-13
"I have many more things to tell you, but they would be too much for you now."

Being so close to God, Deacon Jim has found Truth.
My Faith was strengthened by his Faith.
Forever in debt to him.
In Complete Gratitude for being allowed to get to know such a tower of a man.
"Well done,my good & faithful servant" is the greeting he received upon arrival on the next step of the journey.

With much love to Betty and her dear family.
Anne & Pedro Martin
Tuesday December 12, 2017
Condolence From: Cindy Harvel
Condolence: Celebrating his life, but grieving your loss. We lift up the family for comfort and His Presence.
Tuesday December 12, 2017
Condolence From: Kim and Mike Gibson
Condolence: Dear Lawlor Family.
We are sorry for your loss. Mike and I want to send our deepest condolences. My husband and I know his nephew, John Lawlor, for many years. Mike, my husband, and John worked together at the Dutchess County Highway Dept. That is how I met John. He is a nice person and good friend. We are sure his Uncle would be proud of him. The Deacon is resting in the arms of God, surrounded by all the saints and arch angels. He is home. Our prayers and heartfelt thoughts are being sent your way during this difficult time. Peace be with all of you.
Monday December 11, 2017
Condolence From: Ellen (Allmond) Hinze
Condolence: So sorry for your loss. While I did not know Deacon James, I do know Mrs. Lawlor and worked under her at the Kent Nursing Home back in the '70's. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and all of the family.
Monday December 11, 2017
Condolence From: Joan Tyree
Condolence: My deepest sympathy to the lawlor family for the loss of your father and the great man.. he will truly be missed.
Sunday December 10, 2017
Condolence From: Rebecca Pauline Smith
Condolence: Deacon James was my grandfather, my hero, my foundation. I will forever hold dear all the love, the knowledge, the faith, the discipline that he instilled in me! I want to share in his memory how kind, patient, and soulful he was! He was a idol to many! Popop I love you forever and always! You will be missed every day that I am breathing!
Sunday December 10, 2017
Condolence From: Jim Sutter
Condolence: I am so grateful for the few memories we shared and how you welcomed this stranger so openly into your awesome family.
Sunday December 10, 2017
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