Lawrence F. “Larry the Painter” Ford, age 55

of Quincy

Lawrence F. “Larry the Painter” Ford, age 55

Quincy, Lawrence F. “Larry the Painter” Ford, age 55, of Quincy, formerly of Milton, passed away, peacefully, Thursday, January 31, 2019, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family, under the wonderful care at the South Shore Hospital.

Larry was born and raised in Milton and was a graduate of Milton High School, Class of 1981, where he earned a certificate of proficiency in commercial art. He later earned an associate degree in advertising, art and design in 1988 from the Blue Hill Regional Technical School. He had lived in Quincy for twenty-three years, previously in Milton.

He was employed as a union painter with Local #1138 for many years and for the past three years had enjoyed working as a painter at the Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Quincy where he made many new friendships.

Larry had also worked for the A. Monti Granite Company and for the James Clarence Canniff, Jr. Monument Company, both in Quincy, applying gold leaf to many monuments. He was proud to have done the gold leafing on the Korean War Memorial outside Quincy’s Veteran’s Memorial Stadium on Hancock Street as well as the Elk’s Monument from Lodge 943 on Quarry Street.

Larry was a talented and gifted artist. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a heart of gold. He loved The Three Stooges, the History Channel, and midnight snacks.

Most of all, Larry was dedicated to his family and especially to his wife and children, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for twenty-two years of Maureen A. (Marr) Ford.

Devoted father of Paul E. Ford and Julia P. Ford, both of Quincy.

Cherished son of M. Joyce (Tegan) Ford of Milton and the late Paul E. Ford.

Loving brother of Albert Ford of Boston, Catherine Barrett of Watertown, Mary Anne McLellan and her husband Scott of Raynham, Timothy Ford and his wife Debbie of Milton, Denise Ready and her husband Richard of Pembroke, and Amy Warren and her husband Steve of Quincy. Larry is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Wednesday, February 6th at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Agatha’s Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Tuesday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Milton Cemetery.


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  • Sympathy, love and hugs to all the Fords and families. “To live in hearts we leave is not to die.” XXXOOO

  • Not just my friend but my brother…. love you my brother

  • Larry I can’t believe that your gone , I thought of you the other day , wanted to catch up , kids and life in general. You were always a gentleman and a kind soul ! I will miss our chats ! Rest in Peace my friend , and when you see my Mom she’ll take care of you !

  • I can’t believe your not here ! You were a dear friend , you were also kind and caring , please be at peace and if you see my Mom I know you’ll be in good hands ! Thanks for being you !

  • It’s hard to find the words during such a dark time. If I can bring light in any form, just reach out. Thinking of you all. Best, Mel and The Gillespie Family

  • Deeply saddened to hear this news. My love and prayers go out to Aunt Joyce and my wonderful cousins and their families. Until we meet again, Larry…

  • “I pray you’ll be our eyes
    And watch us where we go
    And help us to be wise
    In times when we don’t know
    Let this be our prayer
    When we lose our way.

    Lead us to a place
    Guide us with your grace
    To a place where we’ll be safe.” The Prayer, Celine Dion/Andrea Bocelli

    Love you to the moon and back, Larry. We’ll see you again, no doubt about it.♡♡♡♡

  • We will miss you my friend! Never forgotten Love, Michael, Susan and the kids

  • Last year we got together and had pizza at Santarpio’s. It was so good to see you then . And last week I called you to tell you I was driving to Boston in May . And you gave me the bad news. Larry, we had a lot of great times together. You were always a kind and caring person. You will be missed and loved by many. My prayers to you and your family. Rest in peace my friend. God bless🙏

  • It has been an honor to know you as a coworker, friend and a fellow dad raising kids. Gonna miss bumpin into you at Tedeschis when I’m getting my own scratchies. Rest easy bro

  • I love you larry xxx a long time ago your wife maureen said you were the best thing about the ford family and she was right! Say hi to all our loves in heaven and enjoy the superbowl with daddy! Thanks for a beautiful life and friendship forever ! I love you always xxxxx

  • Our heartfelt condolences to Maureen and the entire Ford family. Larry was one of the “good” ones. One of the best guys we’ve known since childhood. He will be greatly missed. We love ya Larry.

  • Our deepest sympathy to Maureen, Paul, Julia and the Ford family. Larry Ford “The Mayor of Cliff St” You will be missed and never forgotten. You always had your hand out to help. Thanks for always thinking of the girls. Here’s to the funniest and friendliest guy of all. Put in a good word for me Larry.

  • I’m so sorry for ur loss. He was a good men. We work together he always said how he love his family so much. He will be missed, u guys be strong. R.I.P

  • To the entire Ford family. Marcia and I know your hearts are broken and that the remorse is deep. We wish there were more we could say or do to comfort you in your grief. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and that we hope that through the support of your family, friends and loved ones you will find peace.

  • To one of the kindest men I have ever known, it is such a great loss to our “gaggle of cousins”…life will never be the same without you. I hope knowing you are in the loving arms of so many Fords who have gone before you brings some comfort to the family. I believe today’s rainbows were in your honor Larry! xoxoxo

  • My deepest condolences to the Ford family. May God give each and everyone of you the strength that you will need at this time. It was a great pleasure knowing Larry. He always had a positive outlook on life and making people laugh. Larry will be greatly missed!

  • Larry did make many friends at Marina Bay SN & Rehab Center. He’s the nicest guy you’d ever meet. He’s sorely missed. I loved his “sunny” disposition and his great sense of humor.