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Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) School Fire, December 1, 1958



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Lawrence J. Dunn, Jr.
Room Age Birthdate Grade B/G/T
212 10 6/3/48 5 Boy
Teacher
Sister Mary Clare Therese Champagne, BVM
Address
3672 W Grand 
Family
Father: Lawrence J. Dunn, Sr.
Mother: Dolores (Szymaszek) Dunn
Sister: Catherine Dunn
Brothers: David, Thomas, and Daniel Dunn
Grandparents: Lawrence P. Dunn Catherine (Tierney) Dunn, Frank and Anna Szymaszek 
About Lawrence
 
Interred: St. Joseph (River Grove, IL)
Memories of Lawrence
Larry, you were such a nice polite boy and I really enjoyed talking to you in the short time we were friends together. I missed you when God took you away to be with all the other angels. I will always remember you. Rest in Peace my little Friend.
    -- (Joyce Peneschi, Friend - October 2015)
Larry was my friend and I miss him. John.
    -- (John Raymond, Friend - October 2015)
Larry is my brother. I was 8 years old when he died and unfortunately I have very few memories of him. He played the piano, wanted to become a priest and was very adventurous. I have feelings of guilt because on the day of the fire I had no concern for him, believing that he being older could take care of himself. My sole concern was finding my younger sister, Cathy. I was so happy to hear from John Raymond a few years ago that Larry was his good friend and that he still thinks of him often. Larry certainly became an angel to soon.
    -- (Dave Dunn, Brother - October 2015)
I am Judy Scarano and was Larry's neighbor. I did not go to OLA except for religion classes, which I believe were on Wednesday. I got out of school at Cameron and ran to OLA because we all saw the smoke. It was the worse sight I ever saw as a child. So many parents calling for their children.

Larry is on my mind quite often. When I think of my childhood, I think of Larry. The day he did not come home, I was in his home with my mother. A few of the neighbors were there. What a very sad day. Larry and I played quite often - we got along great. We had a gangway between our houses, and we could see each other through our windows across the gangway. We always played that we were getting married. Larry was a very special friend to me. I missed him something awful after he was gone. I am so glad to have had him as a friend. Rest in peace.
    -- (Judy Scarano Weber, Friend - October 2015)