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Lawrence Machia

December 12, 1941 ~ September 12, 2022 (age 80)


Lawrence Herbert Machia, 80, of Damariscotta, formerly of Warren, passed away on the morning of September 12, 2022 at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta.  Born on December 12, 1941 in Barre, VT, he was the son of Lawrence and Lorena Machia.

Larry grew up in Manchester, Connecticut where he attended schools and graduated high school.  Upon graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corps for four years where he attained the rank of Corporal.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Marines in 1963, he went to work as an auto body technician for 20 years where he did amazing work repairing and restoring vehicles.  He then went on to work for over 20 years as a custodian at the Manchester, CT school department, where he was proud to have been the head of his local workers Union.

While in Connecticut he met the love of his life, Brenda Brow and the two would marry.  They retired to Maine in 2007 to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.  While in Maine, Larry enjoyed lobster fishing with his father-in-law, “Ken Bear”.  He was active with the American Legion and loved sports, especially the Boston sports teams.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Brenda; their daughter, Candace Mank; two brothers, Ronald and Donald Machia; and a sister, Norma (Machia) Courtney.

He is survived by his brother, Roland Machia; sister, Linda Bullock; grandson, Alex Melendez; granddaughter, Nina Mank; son-in-law, Roman Mank; his good friend, Gary York; as well as several brothers & sisters-in-law; cousins; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Larry will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting:


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