Lawrence Joseph Kilgallen
15 Jul 1945 - 02 Mar 2011
NEWTON - Lawrence Joseph Kilgallen died Mar. 2, 2011, at Tippett Home hospice in Needham, MA. He was born July 15, 1945, in Albany, NY, son of the late Joseph and Mary Rinda (Shutts) Kilgallen. A software developer and Life Scout, he pursued interests in ham radio, journalism, telephony, drama, sailing, software process improvement, and square dancing.
His college years at MIT were interrupted by service in the US Army in Viet Nam. He was passionate about computer security to protect privacy, deeply involved in the DEC User Society, and an active participant inseveral square dance clubs. Larry is survived by his wife, Marian Kowalski; sister Mary Jean (Larry) Frank of Albany; nephew David Frank; niece Courtney Frank; grandnephew Christian Frank; grand-niece Mary Colette Turkoz; and many well-loved cousins. A memorial service will take place at the Parish Hall of First Parish in Needham at 23 Dedham Ave., on Sun., May 1 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends might wish to donate to their local library or Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre, MA 02459. For obit or to share a memory of Larry please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com.
- Newton TAB, 09 Mar 2011.