John "Jack" Lawrence

John “Jack” T.W. Lawrence, 92, resident of Deep River, CT passed away peacefully on March 16, 2019, at Aaron Manor, Chester, CT, in the presence of his loving family. He was born in Wellesley, MA on August 30, 1926, the son of John Lawrence and Flora (Anderberg) Lawrence. Jack was raised and educated in Wellesley, MA and graduated from Wellesley High School, Class of 1944 and Boston University; bachelor’s degree (1954) and master’s degree (1965) in Business Administration. Jack was a 26-year resident of Deep River, CT and a long-time congregant, Stephen Minister and choir member of the Deep River Congregational Church, Deep River, CT. Jack lived a very happy and impactful life. He deeply loved his wife, best friend and soulmate Ruth. They shared 41 incredible years together. They were indeed a match made in heaven. Jack was immensely proud of Ruth and their combined children, spouses and grandchildren. Jack came to a deep faith when he joined Deep River Congregational Church where he and Ruth sang together for many years in the choir. He loved music and was very proud that he could play his guitar by ear. Jack truly loved nature and the great outdoors. He enjoyed his management consulting work with boatyards up and down the Atlantic seaboard. As the founder and President of The Lawrence Group, Jack received great satisfaction helping companies meet their organizational development needs. He especially enjoyed doing workshops and improving employer-employee relations. Jack felt honored to serve our country in WWII and tell his story by writing his book, (Jump-Off At 0545). He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” for valor while serving with the 78th Infantry Division (Lightning) Division’s 310th Regimental Combat Team in Northern Europe during World War II. He would serve five more years with the Massachusetts National Guard’s 26th Reconnaissance Troop as a Platoon Sergeant/Tank Commander. He leaves behind his six children; Jeff Lawrence of Milford, MA; Jill and Bob MacCully of North Reading, MA; Joel and Nancy Lawrence of Cumberland, RI; Judy Lawrence of North Easton, MA; Jamie and Cathy Lawrence of Morrisville, VT; John, Jr. and Michele Lawrence of Carrollton, TX; step children Robin and Harold Stohlts of Haddam, CT; Wendy Bedard of East Hartford, CT, his 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held at Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT, on Saturday, March 23, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00PM, with a Church Service to follow at 2:00 PM at the Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River, CT.. Internment with full military honors will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Fountain Hill Cemetery, 57 High Street, Deep River, CT.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to one of the following: Disabled American Veterans (DAV), P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH  45250 or Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River, CT 06417. To share a memory or express condolences, please visit: www.rwwfh.com