Lawrence A. Antil, Waverly

 

Lawrence A. Antil, beloved father and grandfather, age 91, of Waverly, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in Annandale, following several years of living with dementia. 
He was born on March 11, 1923, in Maple Lake, the son of Joseph and Albina Morin Antil. On Aug. 26, 1943, Lawrence A. Antil and Irene L. McCalpin were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with five children.
Larry honorably served his country during the WWII era from 1943 until 1946 in the United States Army. He was formerly employed as a rural mail carrier for 37 years, retiring in 1986. He enjoyed cutting wood, fishing, the outdoors, yard work, playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren.
Larry was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. He also belonged for 66 years to American Legion Post #305 in Waverly and was a past commander. Larry was a former Waverly City Councilman.
Survived by loving children: Kenny (Patty) Antil, Bonnie (Mel) Belland and Lori (Jim) Rozeske, all of Waverly; Patty (Dennis) Roufs, of Maple Grove; Daniel (Robbin) Antil, of Pflugerville, Texas; 12 grandchildren: Kevin Antil, Chris Kittock, Kelly Marquette, Jill Belland, Michael Belland, Jennifer Wisnefske, Jason Roufs, Kimberly Jackson, Adam Rozeske, Jackson Rozeske, Norah Antil and Jordan Antil; 19 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Bea Gagnon, of Waverly and Tess (Harold) Guggemos, of Winsted; a brother-in-law: Ed Perra, of Buffalo; a sister-in-law: Geraldine Motzko, of Watertown; other relatives and many friends.
Preceded in death by his loving wife: Irene L. Antil; his parents; five brothers: Victor, Arthur, James, Frank and Gerald “Jerry” Antil; and by a sister: Sue Perra.
 A  Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence “Larry” Antil will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant and internment with military rites will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
 A visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the church in Waverly. A  prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Honorary casket bearers will be Jennifer Wisnefske, Jill Belland, Kelly Marquette, Kimberly Jackson, Chris Kittock, Norah Antil and Jordan Antil. Casket bearers will be Kevin Antil, Michael Belland, Jackson Rozeske, Jason Roufs, Adam Rozeske and Tom Ogle.
Larry’s family gives special thanks to Guardian Angel’s Hospice and to the staff at Park Place Assissted Living Memory Care at Centennial Villa.
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