James Kenneth Lawrence, of Hull, passed away on February 28, 2020. Born in 1946, Jim was raised in Hingham and attended Hingham High School where he played baseball and hockey. He was an outstanding defenseman on Hingham’s Championship Team of 1964, the year he graduated. After graduation Jim attended Clarkson University on a full hockey scholarship. In his sophomore year he was drafted into the Army and proudly served his country in Vietnam as a door gunner/crew chief on a Charlie model Huey gunship. After returning from active duty Jim became an avid power weight lifter and successfully competed in that sport. He established a business as a very talented chrome plater for antique cars in the ‘70s and ‘80s and later learned the stone mason trade and enjoyed that work for many years. Jim has left an extraordinary masonry mark on the communities of the south
shore as well as on St. Thomas, USVI.
Beloved husband of Phyllis Misite and loving son of the late Helen Lawrence, Jim leaves many devoted friends from the Hingham-Hull area, as well as St. Thomas.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 17, in St. Paul’s Church, Hingham at 10a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at 1p.m.
Donations may be made in memory of Jim to the VA Healthcare, Boston, 1400 VFW Parkway, #135, West Roxbury, MA 02132. All donations will go to voluntary services provided to veterans during their stay in the hospital. For online condolences please visit www.lawlerfuneralhome.com.