In Loving

Laurier Hilaire Lemay

July 13, 1923 – September 26, 2021

Mr. Laurier “Larry” Hilaire Lemay passed from this life on September 26, 2021, at the age of 98.  He led a good and honorable life and is destined for glory.  Born July 13, 1923, to Henry and Georgianna (Pepin) Lemay in Auburn, Maine.  He moved to Virginia in April 2015.  He is survived by his son, Rev. Donald “Don” H. Lemay of North Chesterfield, VA, and several nieces and nephews.  A member of the US Navy during WWII he served on the USS Belleau Wood in the Pacific War Area.  His career with the Philips-Elmet Corp, Lewiston, ME spanned 33 years.  Larry was genuine, gentle, kind, hardworking, dependable, and accommodating.  He was a heroic and dedicated caregiver to his wife during decades of illness and disability.  An avid Red Sox and Bruins fan.  He found peace and relaxation trolling for fish on the lakes and off the coast of Maine.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Marie (Champagne); parents; brothers, Richard, Tom, and Ronaldo; and sister, Loraine.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Dr., North Chesterfield, VA 23235 on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 1:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA, or to St. Edward the Confessor Church.

Funeral Mass


St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church

2700 Dolfield Dr.

North Chesterfield, VA 23235


Tuesday, October 19, 2021


1:00 pm

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  1. June Gray October 7, 2021 at 11:44 am - Reply

    We all loved Larry and feel the loss.

    June, JoAnn and Janet

    • Mary McNally October 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      Sending my prayers, condolences, and wishes for peace and comfort to the family and friends.

  2. carolyn nelson October 10, 2021 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I never met Priest Don Lemay’s father but rest assured if he was anyway like hi s son….he was AWESOME…..for lack of a better term. May he rest in PEACE…Destination HEAVEN!

  3. Will Rogers and Pat Rogers October 10, 2021 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    During Larry’s time in Richmond we’ve seen him and spent time with him during meals, Mass and social events as his residences coincided twice with my Mother’s. We always enjoyed his answer to questions posed in French as he would slip into that language for his response. He always smiled when we said ‘hello’ and we would say we know his son, Don as he was our priest at St. Edward Catholic Church. He will be missed during our visits with my Mother. Rest In Peace good person, a kind and gentle soul.

  4. Mark & Valerie Hopkins October 14, 2021 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Father Don, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Your dad sounds like a wonderful person and reminds me of my father. Larry is in Heaven shining down upon you and St. Edward’s Church.

  5. Janet C. Gray October 14, 2021 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I will always be there for you. I will always be your good and faithful friend.

  6. Tom and Peggy Loeper October 14, 2021 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Father Don, we are so very sorry we’ll be out of town the day of your dad’s funeral mass. Please know we enjoyed our time with him and know you’re missing the kind, gentle spirit he was. God bless you!

  7. Susan Ferguson October 14, 2021 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Mr. Lemay was a true American hero, of the greatest generation, a devoted follower of Jesus with a true servant’s heart. I was honored to meet him a few times.

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