Milton Richard Landry Sr., 86


Obit Milton Landry Sr.Shrewsbury – Milton Richard Landry Sr., 86, passed away quietly in his home Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He was the loving father of 14 children.

Milton is survived by his wife, Barbara A. (Gregory) Landry; his children Lynn Couture and her husband Paul, Susan Burns and her husband Walter, Barbara Shea, Charles, Joseph, Paul and his wife Ellen, Peter, David and his wife Nancy, Mary and her wife Betty Brigham, Carolyn Leonard and her husband Martin, Milton Jr. and his wife Shirley, Stephen and his wife Michele, and Christopher and his wife Denise; and a sister, Jeannette Hayes. He was a doting grandfather to 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his eldest child, Richard, in 2006; his brother, Norman; and his sisters, Dorothy “Mae” Donovan and Leona Goodell.

Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Charles and Henrietta (Blanchard) Landry. After graduating from South High School in Worcester, Milton married his high school sweetheart, Barbara, Feb. 10, 1948, and together they created a strong loving family. He was a wonderful husband and father who bent over backwards to support his family’s individual endeavors.

Milton was the president/owner of Dalco Contracting, whose many projects can be found throughout Worcester County at schools, parks, and private homes. He was a member of the Adelphi Council # 4181 Knights of Columbus and the Harmony Club, and he attended weekly Mass at Saint Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury.

Family vacations were never far from the seashore, where Milton drew great inspiration from the ocean. He enjoyed many deep-sea fishing weekends with his sons and daughters.

In his retirement years, Milton enjoyed following C-Span as a result of his interest in politics and government issues. He could give a short bio on any legislator in the House or Senate. His self-taught computer skills allowed for him to keep up with world events and his love for the stock market by online trading.

He inspired his children with his steadfast character and noble spirit. He will remain forever in our hearts.

The family would like to thank the Gentiva Hospice staff who assisted in Milton’s care.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Milton’s family Thursday, Dec. 18, from 4-7 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. His funeral will be Friday, Dec. 19, with a funeral Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St.m Worcester, MA 01605.

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