Julia Grace Lawler, of Silverlake Street in Athol, passed away after a short illness, surrounded by her family. Julia was a graduate of Leominster High School, class of 1974, and was 66 years old when she passed.
Julia was born on February 24, 1956 and lived most of her life in and around Leominster, MA. She was the youngest child of the late Florence (McGuigan) Lawler and James F Lawler.
Julia is survived by her only surviving sister, Linda (Lawler) Kastner and her husband Donald Kastner of Winchendon. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Paula Lawler of North Carolina. She was predeceased by her sisters Marylou Lawler, Jane (Lawler) Quillin and her husband Tyrone Quillin, Dorothy Lawler, and her brother Daniel Lawler.
She leaves behind many many neices and nephews, her god children Katie (Quillin) Bergeron and Kelly (Quillin) Beaudoin, several great nieces and nephews, and her dear friends.
.Julia held many jobs in her lifetime including head teller at Leominster Savings Bank and later Leominster Credit Union. She also worked for many years for the former New England Business Service (NEBS) in Groton, and she worked for the IRS in Fitchburg. She briefly worked as a 911 dispatcher in Maine before returning to Massachusetts.
Julia was a talented singer and piano player and she sung in the St. Leo's choir in Leominster for many years.
She was a kind and loving sister and aunt. She loved crafts, cooking, and spending her time with family. Though she had no children of her own, her nieces and nephews were so grateful for her love and devotion.
Her two great loves were her pets and her faith. Like she would for her family, she would do anything, give anything, for an animal in need.
She attended St Leo's Elementary school and her faith was her strength and fortress. She loved Jesus and proudly shared her love of faith with those around her. Her family takes comfort in knowing she has been taken to her heavenly home and is no longer suffering on Earth.
She would tell everyone to love one another and honor each other with kindness, as she dedicated herself to doing.
She will be dearly missed by her fur babies, her family, and her friends.
Following her wishes there will be a short graveside service, Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Leo's Cemetery, Leominster.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor her name with a donation in her honor to the Sterling Animal Shelter.
Wright Roy Funeral Home, Inc. 109 West Street, Leominster is handling the arrangements.