by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The family of Lawrence Patrick O’Hern, of West Caldwell, has announced that he passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 8. Family and friends are deeply saddened by their loss and the community will mourn his absence.
Born in Morristown in 1934, Mr. O'Hern grew up in East Hanover and then lived in West Caldwell since 1959. He was also a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Caldwell.
"He was a patriarch, and he dedicated his life to our family in every way, and he loved and cherished his wife for his entire life,"
Lawrence was a heavy equipment operator, and a member of Operating Engineers Local 825. He began his employment with Earl Williams and Jensen & Koenner, and finished his career with Anthony Ferraiuolo & Sons of Whippany, retiring in 1999.
Lawrence O’Hern's Family
Lawrence was predeceased by by his parents, John O’Hern and Anna Martin O’Hern, as well as by his siblings: Frieda, John, Tommy, Anna, Raymond and Bill; and his son-in-law, Joe Pirrello.
Lawrence is survived by:
The memorial arrangements for Lawrence O’Hern are as follows:
Message of Condolence
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Par-Troy Funeral Home. Notes of sympathy may be written to the family online here.
In lieu of flowers, donations to West Caldwell Fire Department or to the West Essex First Aid Squad would be greatly appreciated: