Lawrence Gilrain

Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
20 Hicksville Road
Bethpage, New York, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Monday, October 3, 2022
St. Martin of Tours
Central Avenue
Bethpage, New York, United States

Burial of Cremated Remains

11:00 am
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Long Island National Cemetery
Pinelawn Road
Pinelawn, NY, New York, United States


Lawrence “Larry” E. Gilrain, of Bethpage, New York was a loving partner, father, grandfather, military veteran, retired officer and friend. He passed away on September 25, 2022 in the hands of his loved ones and we will all continue to honor his legacy of patience, humility, and kindness. Larry is survived by his partner Lenora Chaimowitz, daughters Kelly Gilrain, Colleen Gilrain Bladel (John), son Timothy Gilrain, and loving grandchildren, Pearle, Jaxson and Lyncoln as well as his siblings, Barbara Swain (Scott), Dennis Gilrain (Arlene), Maureen Natalie (Michael), and step-brothers Daniel Severin (Patricia), James Severin and William Severin (Elizabeth). He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Gilrain and Marie Gilrain, step-mother, Margaret Gilrain and step-brother, Thomas Severin (Patricia). He has left behind many cousins, nieces and nephews. Larry was a friend to everyone he met. He spent 38 years as a Nassau County Police Officer after serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. Larry loved his job as an officer and was passionate about helping the community of Bethpage. He was especially connected with the crossing guards, who were very much a family to him. Larry loved sports, was an avid fan of the Mets and had a love - hate relationship with golf. Having 4 holes in one in his lifetime, he consistently won the PBA tournaments and spent many hours on the golf course. Larry had a heart of gold and would go the extra mile for anyone in need. Always volunteering and helping those in a difficult situation. There is no replacement for Larry, he was a genuine and kind man who will be remembered by many. His wake will be held Sunday October 2, 2022 at Chapey & Sons 20 Hicksville Road Bethpage from 3-7pm. Mass will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022 at St. Martin of Tours, Bethpage NY at 10am with military service to follow at Long Island National Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers

Please make donations to the Police Benevolent Association. Donations may be made to Nassau County PBA Foundation, in memory of Lawrence E. Gilrain to 89 East Jericho Turnpike Mineola, NY 11501
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