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Laurence E. Maynard, Jr.

July 5, 1957 ~ July 4, 2022 (age 64) 64 Years Old


Laurence E. Maynard, Jr., 64, of Waterbury, husband of Maria (Simoes) Maynard, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022 at VITAS Hospice Care at St. Mary Hospital surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Laurence was born on July 5, 1957 in Lebanon, NH to the late Laurence E. Maynard, Sr. and Shirley (Sunn) Maynard. Laurence was a valued employee of Weiland/Somers Thin Strip manufacturing for over 45 years.  He was the one you went to when you needed something done, he was always willing to help out.  As an active member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 677, he would wear his jacket proudly and often. 

Laurence’s most important roles in life were that of husband, father, and grandfather.  His family was everything to him.  His legacy of devotion, hard work, commitment and love will be carried on in his beautiful family.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife Maria; his three children: Laurence E. Maynard III and his wife Courtney, Samantha Muniz and her husband Eric, and Jennifer Dias and her husband Richard, all of Wolcott; his two sisters: Charlene DeSomma and her husband Marty of Waterbury, and Susie Maynard of Broad Brook; his six grandchildren: Laurence E. Maynard IV, Nicholas Maynard, Julia Dias, Ava Maynard, Natalie Dias, and Vivienne Muniz; as well as nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

An hour of visitation will be held from 9-10am on Friday, July 8, 2022 at the Prospect Memorial / The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd. in Prospect, followed by procession to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St. in Waterbury for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Laurence's name to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( are invited to share a fond memory, photo, or words of comfort for Laurence’s family on his Tribute Wall on this website.

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July 8, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Prospect Memorial Funeral & Cremation Services
122 Waterbury Road
Waterbury, CT 06712

Funeral Mass
July 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Fatima Church
2071 Baldwin Street
Waterbury, CT 06706


The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste 200, Manhattan Beach CA 90266
Tel: 1-877-272-6226


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