82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: 203-729-4334
Fax: 203-729-4336
Lawrence Bainer

Lawrence R. Bainer Sr.

Thursday, April 28th, 1932 - Sunday, December 9th, 2018
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Lawrence R. Bainer, Sr.
1932 - 2018

Naugatuck, CT Lawrence R. Bainer, Sr., 86, husband for the past 65 years of Jeanne (Blazuk)
Bainer, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 9, 2018 in the VITAS
Innovative Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Larry was born on April 28, 1932 in Waterbury, CT son of the late Lawrence E. and Estelle
(Kalinoski) Bainer and had lived in Naugatuck for the past 65 years. He was a proud U.S. Air
Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post 17 for 31
years. Larry retired from Eyelamatic Manufacturing Co. after 35 years and then worked for the
Town of Woodbury for 18 years driving the senior bus; he also drove limousines for Expressway

In addition to his wife Jeanne, he is survived by his daughter, Susan Stupak; his sons, Lawrence
R. Bainer, Jr. and Thomas W. Bainer and his wife, Theresa; his grandchildren, Christopher
Stupak, Amelia Bainer, Aaron Bainer and Joshua Bainer; his sisters, Judy Nelson and her
companion, Peter Santarpia; Dianne Caruso and her husband, Ray; his sister-in-law Theresa
Bainer; his uncle, Raymond Kalinoski and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
his brothers Richard Bainer and Frank Bainer and brother-in-law Bruce Nelson, Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11:00am at St. John of the Cross Church,
1263 West Street, Middlebury. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery,
Naugatuck. Calling hours are Friday from 8:45am to 10:15am at the Buckmiller Thurston
Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans
Council will assemble at the funeral home Friday at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers and to honor
Larry’s memory, contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road,
Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 8:45am - 10:15am
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 8:45am - 10:15am
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 11:00am
    St. John of the Cross Church
    1263 West Street
    Middlebury, CT 06762
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Lawrence Symolon
  • Interment

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 |
    Friday, December 14th, 2018
    St. James Cemetery
    Cross Street
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


  • Air Force
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Eda Kaya Kilincoglu

Posted at 08:26am
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow.

Victor and Ellen Mucci

Posted at 09:01pm
We are sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our prayers.

Vic and Ellen

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