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Hollett, Lawrence Joseph Buckley

Hollett, Lawrence Joseph Buckley

Male 1927 - 2021  (94 years)

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  • Name Hollett, Lawrence Joseph Buckley 
    Born 13 Apr 1927  Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Sonny 
    Reference Number 43562 
    Died 13 Nov 2021  Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I42749  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father Buckley, Joseph Lawrence,   b. 1903,   d. 1930  (Age 27 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F53518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    +5. Living
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F5532  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    Lawrence Joseph Buckley Hollett and Patricia Alice Johnson
    Patricia Ann Johnson Hollett and Lawrence Joseph Buckley Hollett
    Lawrence Joseph (Larry) Buckley Hollett at Gravesite of Joseph Lawrence Buckley
    Lawrence Joseph Buckley and Mother Florence Brown Buckley
    Joseph Lawrence Buckley and Lawrence Joseph Buckley
    Lawrence Joseph (Sonny) Buckley Hollett and His Monkey
    Lawrence Joseph Buckley Hollett - Civil Engineering
    Lawrence Joseph Buckley Hollett 1967 Engineering

  • Notes 
    • Lawrence Joseph Buckley (Hollett) (1927-2021)

      Lawrence Joseph (Larry) Buckley Hollett and Patricia Ann Johnson: Date Night

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      For more photographs of this family go to David Hollett Photograph Collection
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      Stephen Hollett November 24, 2021

      On Saturday, November 13, 2021, my dearly loved father peacefully passed away at the age of 94. Because I am so very grateful, thankful, and appreciative to have even known Dad, let alone be his son, I would like to take this opportunity to share a bit of this amazing man's life.

      Lawrence Jospeh Buckley (Hollett is an adopted name that he acquired in high school) was born April 13, 1927, in Revere, Massachusetts. When Dad was around the age of 3, his father, Lawrence Joseph Buckley passed away. Dad and his mother moved to Newfoundland, Canada, but for various reasons, Dad was raised by his Aunt Sue and her husband, Levi Hollett. Far too young to fully understand the natural grief of losing a parent, Dad made the best of his circumstances and as a precocious, creative, and intelligent child, he was often referred to by his nickname, Sonny.

      After skipping multiple grade levels, Dad was a graduate of both Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia Technical Institute, where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. Dad began his career in 1949 working with Bell Canada in building a new air defense line along the 55th parallel, called the Mid Canada Early Warning Line as initiated by the Royal Canadian Air Force. As the EXPO '67 Communications Engineer, Dad was first tasked with developing telephone services for all phases of the development of the pending 1967 World's Fair. This key position undoubtedly lead to a similar position with a similar purpose, at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angles, CA. All in all, Dad's engineering career had spanned 38 years - 17 years with Bell Canada, 1 year at the Foundation Company of Canada, and 20 years with AT&T/Western Electric.

      A fantastic watercolor artist, Dad was also known for his carvings that include a wide variety of animals, and also his ability to make furniture. It was the balance between creative and analytical endeavors that I found so amazing. Mix in some charm (the man could talk to anyone) and you get one outstanding person. A husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and most importantly, my friend.

      Larry is survived by; his wife of 72 years, Patricia Johnson Hollett (95), five children; David Hollett (Luna), Jo-Ann Bell (Michael), Jim Hollett (Susan), Peter Hollett (Mary Beth), and Stephen Hollett; nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
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      Winston-Salem -

      Mr. Lawrence Joseph Buckley Hollett, 94, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was born April 13, 1927, in Lynn, MA., the son of Joseph Lawrence and Florence Brown Buckley. He was a parishioner of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. Mr. Hollett was a graduate of both Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia Technical Institute. He was retired from AT&T Western Electric with over 38 years of service. An expert woodcarver, he also enjoyed watercolor painting and carpentry of all types. Mr. Hollett was a calm, smooth spoken man who could sometimes be stubborn, but was devoted to his family. He was a man of many talents and few words. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Patricia Johnson Hollett; five children, David Lawrence Hollett (Luna) of Birmingham, AL, Pamela Jo-Ann Bell (Michael) of Niagara on the Lake, ON, James Patrick Hollett (Susan) of Lewisville, Peter Gregory Hollett (Mary Beth) of Charlotte and Stephen Mark Hollett of Warren, OH, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, November 19, 2021 at St Leo the Great Catholic Church with Fr. Felix Nkafu officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes before the Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 335 Springdale Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
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      1935 Newfoundland, Canada, Census
      Name: Lawrence Buckley
      Gender: Male
      Age: 8
      Relation to Head: Grandson
      Birth Date: 1927
      Birth Place: USA
      Residence Year: 1935
      Residence Place: Blaketown, Trinity, Newfoundland, Canada
      Household Members Age Relationship
      Archelaus Browne 68 Head
      Elizabeth Browne 63 Wife
      Lillabell Browne 27 Daughter
      Weldon Browne 21 Son
      Lawrence Buckley 8 Grandson

      1945 Newfoundland, Canada, Census
      Name: Lawrence J Hollett
      Gender: Male
      Age: 18
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head: Adopted son
      Birth Date: 1927
      Birth Place: USA
      Residence Year: 1945
      Residence Place: Humber, Newfoundland, Canada
      Household Members Age Relationship
      Levi Hollett 52 Head
      Susanna Hollett 53 Wife
      Lawrence J Hollett 18 Adopted son