Bernard O. Lawlor





          THOMASTON- Bernard O. Lawlor of Thomaston, formerly of Waterbury, entered into eternal rest on March 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

          Bernie was born in Waterbury on November 16, 1943, to the late Richard and Margaret (Reilly) Lawlor. Bernie attended St Francis Xavier School and Sacred Heart High School class of 1961.

          He entered the service in 1962 where he served as a Paratrooper with the famous “Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division.” Bernie served in various places around the world and was Honorably Discharged. He was a life member of the DAV and the American Legion.

          Bernie pursued a college education receiving an AD degree in Business Administration from Post College graduating with High Honors. He also obtained a BS in Business Education from the University of Bridgeport and a Master’s Degree in Business Education from CCSU. Bernie did advance graduate work at SCSU becoming certified in History and Social Studies. Bernie taught Business and History at Plainville High School for 35 years. Upon retirement, Bernie was a permanent substitute teacher at Kennedy High School for a number of years.

          Bernie is survived by his loving wife Elaine (Chevrette) Lawlor of 48 years, his two children who he loved beyond words, son Eric and his wife Jennifer, his daughter Marissa (Doherty), his daughter in law Christina, and brother Francis Lawlor. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren Sean, McKayla, Shay, Tyler, Cameron, Brayden, Liam, and Avi whom he adored as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his cherished son Sean and his brother Richard.

          Calling hours will be Friday, March 29, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow Street, Waterbury. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St Francis Xavier Church, 625 Baldwin Street, Waterbury. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the church Saturday morning.

           In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

To send the family an online condolence, please e-mail us at

Share |