Lawrence J. Raleigh

SEBAGO — Lawrence J. Raleigh, 82, of Sebago, died Monday evening, Feb. 20, 2012 at his home.

He was born in Boston, Mass., the son of the late William V. and Mary Redigan Raleigh. Lawrence attended schools in Milton, Mass., and graduated from Mt. St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, R.I. He also attended Notre Dame, Stonehill College and Northeastern University.

Lawrence was Chief of Police in Bridgewater, Mass., and was later appointed Chief Probation Officer in the Trial Court System in Brockton, Mass., where he served until his retirement. He was instrumental in initiating the computerization of criminal records for both the Trial Court and the Commissioner of Probation Office in Boston. His favorite pastimes were building and woodworking.

He was predeceased by his son, Laurence.

Surviving are his wife Marjorie of Sebago; two sons, Stephen of Florida and William Raleigh of Naples; his daughter, Cheryl Beltzer of Winchendon, Mass.; two stepsons, Thomas Cook of Sebago and James Cook of Mass.; two step daughters, Marjorie Saunders of Sebago and Janis Romeo of Mass.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to: Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04203.

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