Lawrence E. Bombara

Died: Sun., Sep. 20, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 29, 2020
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 30, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Church

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Lawrence E. “Larry” Bombara, 70, of NW Main St. died at home on Sun. Sept. 20, 2020.
     Born in Webster, MA in 1950, he was the son of Joseph R. and Margaret M. (Madden) Bombara and lived in Douglas all his life.
    Besides his loving wife of 47 glorious years Jeanne (Forget) Bombara ; he leaves his daughter Pamela Johnson and her husband Kurt; 2 precious grandchildren Natalie and Emily Johnson; his brother Dennis M. Bombara and his wife Sarah; and several nieces and nephews.
     Larry graduated from Douglas High School and achieved  a BS in Civil Engineering from UMass Amherst in 1973. Larry, a dedicated public works employee all his life , began with the Douglas Highway Dept. in high school and went on to become the first Superintendent of Public Works for the Town of Uxbridge, retiring in 2008 after serving more than 23 years in that position. He then went on to establish Lorinc Consulting, primarily offering assistance to the Cape and Islands and especially the Oak Bluffs Water District of Martha’s Vineyard.
     Larry was active in many organizations including the Mass Water Works, the Mass Highway and New England Public Works Assoc. serving as Chapter President. The Slovak Catholic Sokol Fraternal organization also held a close spot in Larry’s heart.
     One of Larry’s proudest moments was organizing a group of his public works family from New England and traveling to Bay Saint Lewis to help rebuild after the Hurricane Katrina aftermath.
     A woodworker, a boater, a traveler best described Larry along with his passion to throw a party for family and friends.
     Friends and relatives are invited to visit the family on Tues. Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 pm in Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St. Douglas. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held Wed. Sept. 30 at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, 77 Mendon St. (Rt. 16) Uxbridge. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit

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Cindy Bokoski
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
To Family & Friends,
My sincere condolences for the loss of Larry. He was a good man who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. The Rez will not be the same but I know he will be with us in spirit. At times like these it is only God who can speak the words to calm the waters, still the wind and ease the pain. So lean on Him and you will never be alone. Trusting the Lord will be very close to you now, and hoping it comforts you to know that Larry is safe in the Lord's arms, free of pain. Larry is now at peace.

duane l brule
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
Rest in peace

Robert Dwyer
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
Jeanne and family, my deep sorrow at Larry's death. I will always remember his smile and laugh, and the "Tojo count your men" at the resevoir. I know you will miss him, but his memory will always touch your life with joy.
Bob Dwyer

Sally and Alan Albin
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
Jeanne, Pam, Natalie, and Emily,
We want to tell you how sorry we are but also how loved we know your husband, dad, and grandfather was an always will be. You can be so proud to have been the center of his life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Larry was a wonderful man and as he rests with God, he will always have a place in our hearts. 🙏❤️
Sally and Alan Albin

Richard and Barbara johnson
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
We would like to send our sincere condolences to your family.Larry was a great man, always willing to help when he was needed. He will be greatly missed.

Edward Bedard
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
Jean and Pam:

To an all around great man who was always willing to help everyone. We had some great conversations concerning environmental issues. He will be missed dearly.

Ed Bedard "BUDDY"

Mark Perrins
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020
We met Larry (and Jeanne) on a Mississippi River cruise in 2013 and they became great friends and we have vacationed together many times since then. Larry was a kind and generous man with a great sense of humour and we will miss him. Our thoughts and love go to Jeanne, Pam and the rest of the family.
From your British friends Mark and Deb.

Marla and Joseph Zeneski
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020
We are very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a good man. He will be missed. God keep you all in His Peace.

Cheryl Toomey
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020
Jeanne, Pam and family,
So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Thankful he is not suffering any more. Have wonderful memories of Antigua, St Lucia, parties at the lake and our house. Remembering his laugh and love of a good prank...remember Kiver lips...
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of extreme grief.
Love to you all♥️

Linda Lewandowski LaRue
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020
Dennis and family- was so sorry to hear of your younger brother passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

kevin conway
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020

A Garden Path was sent by Slovak Catholic Sokols.

With deepest sympathy. From your Sokol family.

Kristen Bedrick
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Jeanne, Pam and family,
Sending you so much love and many hugs. The memories of Larry (and family) will forever fill my heart with joy, love, laughter and life lessons (including how to save for a Spring Break trip in college).

Terry & Jim Adams
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Jeanne & family,
Sending our deepest condolences on your tremendous loss. Larry was a wonderful man who is going to be missed by so many people throughout the Douglas community. May you be surrounded by loved ones and comforted by special memories. Thinking of you and praying for you during this incredibly difficult time.
Fondly, Terry, Jim, & Jonathan

Steve and Diane Russell
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
Jeanne and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Larry was such a great man and will be missed dearly.

Love, Steve and Diane

Laura and Ryan Trahan
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
Larry was one of a kind. His stories, sense of humor, dedication, and exuberance will be sorely missed. The world was a better place with Larry in it. Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family.

Michael Ronan
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
Jeanne and family - I had the pleasure of knowing Larry when I served as Superintendent of Schools in Uxbridge. He was a man of honor and principle who worked tirelessly for citizens of the community. I remember his willingness to support the Uxbridge schools in any way he and his department could do. We will keep Larry and you in our prayers.

Kathleen Guertin Kozak
   Posted Wed October 07, 2020
I have just recently learned of the passing of my cousin Larry and wish to send my deepest sympathies to your family. We haven't seen each other for many years but those childhood times were very special. May you find peace in the comfort of our Lord; He will be there to help you through. Love, Kathleen

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