family by his side.
Larry was the son of the late William and Mary (Flavin) McGraw of Marathon, NY.. He was taught by his mother Mary in a one room school house from kindergarten through 8th grade. He went on to graduate from Marathon High School- Class of 1937. He faithfully attended every reunion thereafter.
Larry was a self-employed contractor/home builder. He was a member of the Limestone Creek Hunt Club, The Calvary Club, American Legion Post #239, and the Knights of Columbus. He served as an usher for many years at St. Mary’s of the Lake parish in Skaneateles. He also served honorably in the US Army Air Force during WWII, in England, Northern France
and Central Europe.
Larry was a very independent man. He continued to drive, mow his 3 acres of land and stack wood right until his final days. When asked how he was doing, always replied, “Never been Better”. In his final days he answered, “It could
always be worse.”
He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years Josephine Cerio McGraw, along with his brother Jack and sister
Anne Marie McGraw.
Larry is survived by his son Mark of Syracuse, daughter Lynn Davis Menotti of Skaneateles, daughter Terry (Paul) DiLauro of Henderson, NV; granddaughters Nicole (Dan) Olenych of Marcellus, Jenna DiLauro of Henderson, NV and Brittany (Ricky) Miller also of Henderson, NV. He is also the great grandfather of Oliver and Lucas Olenych.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday April 30 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 81 Jordan St., Skaneateles. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Skaneateles.
All contributions should kindly be made to a Veteran’s
Association in his memory.
Condolences may be left at www.robertdgrayfuneralhome.com