Lawrence A.'s Story

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Lawrence A. Hull, 1922 to 2017, 94, of Marblehead, died peacefully at Grosvenor’s Park on March 16, surrounded by his family.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late William and Mary McGowan Hull.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, Mary (Sullivan) Hull; and his four children, Mary Hull and fiancé, Steve Stearns of Corrales, N.M, Stephen Hull and his wife, Jane, Karen Hull Bird and her husband, Steve and Michael Hull and his wife, Lisa, all of Marblehead.
Proud grandfather and great-grandfather of Jennifer Bird of Marblehead, Caitlin Bird Johnson and her husband, Jarod of Bowdoinham, Maine, Michael Hull of Sandwich and Joshua Hull of Marblehead; three great-grandchildren, Avery Bird Johnson, Cameron Peter Johnson and Brooke Hull Johnson of Bowdoinham, Maine; his sisters-in-law, Kay, Alice and Frances Sullivan of Brighton; his brother-in-law, Mark Foley; and many nieces and nephews.
Growing up in Brighton, Lawrence attended public schools, and after graduating he entered the Army where he served in the 2nd Armored Division under General Maurice Rose and General George Patton. His company landed at Normandy and crossed the European theater to Berlin as one of the first allied units to enter the city.
He had the honor of being the Grand Marshall in the town's Memorial Day Parade in 2015.
After the war, Lawrence worked at Western Electric in Watertown, met and married Mary where they made their home in Marblehead to raise their children and share 70 years of marriage. Family was paramount in his life. He loved spending time with them and always enjoyed a good party. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor, funny ties and great sock collection.
He enjoyed playing tennis, golfing, swimming and traveling to Ireland and across the country.
Lawrence was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond and William; and sisters, Mary, Dorothy and Janette.
His funeral will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (corner of North St.), Salem, on April 8, 2017, at 10 a.m. Interment will be private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a veteran's organization of your choice or St. Jude’s Children's Fund, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For additional information or online guestbook, please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com or call 978-744-0497.
Published on  March 23, 2017
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