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Deacon Lawrence Meagher
November 20, 1928- March 26, 2018
Resending with REVISED DATE of Memorial Mass : Saturday, APRIL 28, 2018 . See details below .

The parishioners of St. Antoninus offer our heartfelt condolences to our beloved pastor, Fr Joseph, on the passing of his father,
Deacon Lawrence Meagher on March 26, 2018,
at the age of 89 years of age.

We grieve with Fr Joseph and the whole Meagher family on their loss but we also rejoice with them for the beautiful witness
of Deacon Larry's life and death.

Please join us at the Memorial Mass for Deacon Larry
to be celebrated at St. Antoninus Church
on Saturday, April 28, 2018
at 3 PM
Holy Hour will be at 2 PM.
A repast will follow after Mass .

Here is the family Obituary:

Deacon Lawrence R. Meagher began his final journey home on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Steubenville, Ohio. Lawrence (Larry), son of Lawrence and Teresa Meagher, was born in Queens, New York on November 20, 1928. Larry began working for Fireman’s Fund Insurance in Manhattan as a high school student and worked there until his retirement in 1984. While there he met the love of his life Marie Whelan whom he married on August 28, 1954. They were married until her death on December 1, 1993. 
Larry served in the United States Naval Reserve for seven years. Larry and Marie raised their seven children in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY. He was ordained a deacon for the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn on December 3, 1977. Nine years before his ordination Larry and Marie experienced a new awakening of their faith through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and their involvement in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. In the years that followed they also were involved in the the pro-life movement, visiting the sick and served the Church in various other ways. After Larry’s retirement, he and Marie moved to Hudson, NY, and served at St. Mary’s Church. 

In 1989 they moved to Steubenville for Christian community and to be closer to family. Larry continued to serve in hospital ministry, as a prison chaplain and at his parish. He treasured his time with his men’s group and was always available to encourage his grandchildren and many others. His hobbies were golf, listening to Irish music, being a Mets & Pirates fan and crossword puzzles. He took much pleasure in gathering his family together with the song, “This is the Day that the Lord Has Made”. 

Deacon Larry is survived by his seven children: Raymond (and Lucy) Meagher of Dumont, New Jersey, Francis Meagher of Elmont, New York, Mary Therese (and Craig) Anderson of San Jose, California, Joan (and Shawn) Scott of Steubenville, Ohio, Father Joseph Meagher of St. Antoninus Church in Newark, New Jersey, Terese (and Darwin) Rigel of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Thomas Meagher of Carrollton, Ohio. He has twenty-six grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings, Vincent Meagher, Eileen Alfonzo and Jeannie Leone. 
Deacon Larry was laid to rest beside his wife Marie at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Steubenville. His Funeral was celebrated at Holy Rosary Church in Steubenville on Tuesday, April 3. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Saint Antoninus Church 337 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
Eternal rest, grant unto Deacon Larry, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Deacon Larry Meagher with his family
Fr Joseph's Ordination Day with mother, Marie & father, Deacon Larry.
Fr Joseph With his mother, Marie & Deacon Larry who concelebrated at Fr Joseph's first Mass at St. Antoninus Church