1945 - October 19, 2016
Lawrie J. McGinnis, of Charlestown, a professional mover and
owner of L.A.N. Electronic Moving Specialists of Reading, passed away Wednesday
evening, on his boat in the Charlestown Pier, with his longtime
companion Betty Lindsey at his side, he was 70 years old. Larry
was born in Boston, the son of the late James F. & Isabelle
Lawrie was raised in Melrose,
educated in the Melrose school system and was a graduate of
Melrose High School Class of 1966. In July of 1966 he joined
the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam conflict. He served for the
next three years as a Radio Operator and attained the Rank of
SP/4. He was discharged in May of 1968.
Lawrie returned home from the
Army and took employment with several local furniture moving
companies in the area. He later started his own Trucking and
moving business, L.A.N. Electronic Moving Specialists formerly of Reading and would
later worked with his son Larry. They mostly moved large copy
machines, machinery and safes. He ran the business for the next
forty years, until his retirement.
Lawrie loved to explore the
Orient, he enjoyed traveling to Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore,
Bali and Japan. He also loved tuna fishing. Larry was a member
of the Somerville City Club in Somerville and the Mass Rifle
Association of Woburn.
Lawrie is survived by his,
longtime companion, Betty Lindsey of Charlestown. Devoted father
of Lawrence J. McGinnis Jr. of Methuen and Renee C. McGinnis of
RI. Loving grandfather of L. J. McGinnis III, Tasha, Michael,
Michaela Elmore and Rachel Montague-Rand.
He was predeceased by his sister Una Dawson
formerly of Melrose.
Relatives and friends are
respectfully invited to call at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule
Funeral, 144 Salem St., Malden on Wed., Oct. 26, 2016 from 4-8
PM. All other services will be private.