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Lawrence F. Warhall Veteran
March 14, 2024


Lawrence F. Warhall, 87, of Londonderry NH died on March 14, 2024 at home, as he wished, surrounded by his loving family. The cause was congestive heart failure. A resident of Derry and Londonderry since 1970, Lawrence was born in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1936, the son of Walter and Mary (Burke) Warhall. Larry grew up in Fall River attending Sacred Heart Grammar School and Monsignor James Coyle High School. During high school he worked at Paul Woltman’s men’s clothing store in Fall River. From 1955 to 1957 Larry was stationed in post WWII Berlin with the US Army as a military police officer. In 1959 Larry married his high school sweetheart, Dolores L. St. Pierre, also of Fall River, who he remained married to for 59 years. In 1961 Larry graduated from Bradford Durfee College of Technology (now SMU) with a degree in Business Administration. During college he worked at Globe Manufacturing Co. and Plymouth Printing Co. in Fall River.

From 1961 to 1970 Larry worked for Ford as an accountant and Ralston Purina Company managing egg processing plants throughout the Midwest and New York. In 1970 he and his family returned to New England where he managed the Agway egg processing plant in Derry. In 1971, while still working full-time, he began attending New England School of Law at night, graduating in 1975. After passing the bar exam, he had his first law office at Buckley’s Egg Express in Derry, later joining with Edmund Boutin and Robert Fryer at the law practice of Fryer, Boutin and Warhall. In keeping with his egg processing background one of his first clients was Jack Radlo of Radlo Foods who became a lifelong friend.

Larry later sat part-time as a Judge in Derry District Court from 1981 and became the full-time Judge of Derry District Court in 1988, retiring in 2004. In retirement he continued to work with Jack Radlo and taught law courses part time.

In addition to serving as a judge, Larry served the Derry community on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club, the Sunshine Soup Kitchen, the Hoodkroft Country Club, Parkland Medical Center and the Domestic Violence Council of Derry.

Larry’s most important ambition in life was to care for his family and serve as a judge in Derry District Court and other NH courts in a fair and impartial manner. His personal life exemplified these principles.

In his free time Larry liked to travel, wintering in Florida with his wife Dolores and family and friends, was an avid reader and lover of history, liked to golf, play cards and enjoyed a Manhattan or a gin martini.

Larry is predeceased by his wife, Dolores L. Warhall, his sister, Margaret M. Curtis and her husband, James F. Curtis. He is survived by his three sons, Lawrence F. Warhall Jr. and his wife, Amy Hughes of Ave Maria, FL, Mark Warhall and his wife, Mio Olsson of Brooklyn, NY, Joseph Warhall and his wife, Diana Warhall of Sunapee, NH, and his daughter, Lynda Warhall of Londonderry, NH and the two children that are a presence in her life, Samuel Smith and Gage Piwowarczyk. He is also survived by three grandchildren whom he cherished, his grandson, Dillon Warhall, granddaughter, Danielle Maguire and her wife Mackenzie Maguire and granddaughter, Alva Olsson. In addition to his grandchildren he leaves 6 nieces and nephews from his sister’s family; James, Marybeth, Jeffery, Shelia, Margaret and Annie who he was very close to. Also, his friend and neighbor, Judy Reilly, was a constant comfort.

Dad, you will be deeply missed but never forgotten. May you rest in eternal peace, knowing you are forever loved. Until we meet again may God hold you in his hands.

A private burial will be held in the Pillsbury Cemetery in Londonderry. Family and friends are welcome to join us for a Celebration of Life for Lawrence F. Warhall of Londonderry. The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday May 18th from 11:30am – 2:30pm at LaBelle Winery Derry Event Center, 14 NH-111, Derry, NH.

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Peabody Funeral Homes
Londonderry and
Derry, NH 03038