Lawrence "Larry" M. Mace

Born: Thu., Nov. 3, 1938
Died: Mon., Feb. 1, 2021


12:00 PM to 12:30 PM, Sat., Jul. 10, 2021
Location: Greenwood Cemetery

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jul. 10, 2021
Location: Brier Hill Fire Station Meeting-Community Room

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Brier Hill—There will be a Memorial Service and reception for Lawrence M. “Larry” Mace, 82, on Saturday July 10, 2021 starting at 1:00 at the Brier Hill Fire Station Community Room, with  Pastor, Robert LaClair, Jr., officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Morristown at 12:00 Noon with Military Honors. If friends desire in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brier Hill Fire Department Dive Team, 2678 State Highway 37, Brier Hill, 13614.

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Surviving Larry Mace are his wife of 60 years, Mary Ellen, four sons and daughters-in-law; Gary Lee (Amy), Oswego, NY, Robert John (Rayleen), Leavenworth, KS. Thomas Lynn (Chayo), Mesa, AZ, Douglas Scott (Vanessa) Allentown, PA and one daughter Tammie Lynn Mace, Brier Hill. One sister; Joan Narrow, Myrtle Beach, SC, two brothers-in-law; Robert (Joan) Hawthorne, ,Hammond, Douglas (Dorothy) Hawthorne, Temecula, CA and three sisters-in-law; Elaine (Raymond) Langtry, Brier Hill, Kathleen (Pete) Hunter, Brier Hill, Carol Hawthorne, Harrisville, NY. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; Elizabeth, Julissa (Drew), Anthony, Julian, Katie, Matthew, Morgan, Doug (Paige) and Lauren (Adam). Four great grandchildren; Clara Belle Mace, Ashton and Alex Rogers and Camilus Horn. Four God Children; Kevin and Dan Mace, Robyn Bickelhaupt and Roni Dickhout, and several nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by twin daughters, Joni and Janie and a brother Jerry Lee Mace.

Larry was born on November 3, 1938 in Potsdam, son of Maurice and Daisy Mace and attended and graduated from Morristown Central School in 1958. Larry served in the US Navy from September 8, 1958 until his honorable discharge on February 14, 1961.

On February 21, 1960 he married Mary Ellen Hawthorne at the Methodist Church in Morristown, with Rev. Charles E. Thompson officiating.

Larry worked as a supervisor at various milk production facilities in St. Lawrence County including Universal Foods and Stella Cheese Plant in Ogdensburg and Heuvelton. After retirement from the cheese industry, Larry worked at Jacques Cartier State Park, operated the Hammond Agway and the Briar Patch Greenhouse in Brier Hill with his wife. Larry was a fireman and Commissioner for the Brier Hill Fire Department and was a member of the Oddfellows, Hammond Lodge.

Larry enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family and friends where he was famous for his one-liners. Larry will be missed by all.

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Scotty and Vanessa
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
The Man of few words that Everyone listened to.
Known as a second father to so many and very much the King of One-Liners. Love you Always, Dad!

Betsy Cusack
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
Deepest sympathy to you and your family

JoAnne W. Marcelletta
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
Mary Ellen and family, It was so sad to hear of Larry’s passing. Hold onto the warm and wonderful memories and may they bring you comfort and peace. With much sympathy, Jo

Charles F Matthews
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
So sorry to hear of Larry's passing, we have known both of you for so many years it is hard to believe time has passed us by. I will miss seeing him at the golf course in summers past and also the times we spent working together at the Creameries. Rip Larry we'll meet again in the great beyond!!!!

Randy George Adams
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
I was sorry to of the passing of Larry. I grew up hearing tales about Larry and my father working at the milk plant in Ogdensburg. I'm sure they're telling tales and joking around in heaven.

Charles Allen Palmer II
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
I would like to offer my condolences to the Mace family on behalf of the Palmer’s. Larry was a great friend of my father, and he always spoke highly of their friendship, no doubt forged over the many years they worked together in Dairy plants all over St. Lawrence County. I’m sure they are ‘making up for lost time’ up above. Allen Palmer

Claudette Calderon
   Posted Thu February 04, 2021
Mace family:
My sincere condolences to you all.
Claudette Calderon

   Posted Thu February 04, 2021
Always a Dad to me and a grandfather to my kids, forever loved

Lois Langtry
   Posted Thu February 04, 2021
To all the Mace family: I was saddened to read of Larry's passing in, my source of local news while I am gone all winter. A quiet man who was more often working behind the scenes than out in front, he was a great supporter of all things that Brier Hill was involved in. Hopefully, your memories of the fun times with him will make you smile during this sad time. RIP, Larry. Lois & Ken

Deltra Curry
   Posted Fri February 05, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary Ellen.

Bob and Lori Frisina
   Posted Mon February 08, 2021
Mary Ellen and Family,

Sending our thoughts and prayers your way. The years I spent working with Larry are filled with laughter. Sending you our best at this hard time.

phil smithers
   Posted Thu July 08, 2021
my condolences, I worked with Larry at Universal Foods

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