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“Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time and wishing yhou comfort and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, ...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Terry Shortall - Ocean view, NJ

“I worked with Elaine at Salem Elementary and enjoyed our friendship. I feel blessed to have known her and was deeply saddened to hear of her passing....Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Pat Ricks - Virginia Beach, VA

“Mr. Lawler and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord surround you with His capsule of love and peace as you go through this very...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Jo Marie Larkin - Chesapeake, VA

“Frank and Family, We are sad for your loss and will keep you in our prayers in the days and weeks to come. District #34 Probation and Parole...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Jenny Pauls - Williamsburg, VA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May god comfort you in this time of grief. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Courtney Socha - VA

“Frank: You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Corrine Rowlette ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Corrine.Rowlette - Chesapeake, VA

“Dear Frank, Words can’t express the sorrow I felt when I heard of the passing of your devoted wife Elaine. You and your family have been in...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Nina Long - Virginia Beach, VA

“FRANK MY HEART AND THOUGHTS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Sandra Smith - Chesapeake, VA

“I was so sorry to hear about Elaine and the loss your family has endured. You and your family are in my prayers. Love Kathleen ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Kathleen Baker Jaskowiak - Phila, VA

“Frank: My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in your time of loss. May the lord be with you in your time of need. She left this...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Kevin Edwards - Moyock, NC

“Dear Chris & Family, My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. I had a chat with my mother today and asked her to be your mother's ...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Laura Johnson - Chesapeake, VA

“Thinking of your family at this difficult time,and wishing you comfort and peace. Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Ike and Zeny Atienza - VA

“Frank: you and your family are in our family's thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Gary Wagner - Roanoke, VA

“Frank, I pray God's comfort for you and the entire family. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Malcolm L. Taylor - Richmond, VA

“Dear Frank and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that the love of...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: District 4 - Accomac, VA

“Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. Therefore, we are praying for peace, comfort, and strength for you and your family. Please accept...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: District 23 - Virginia Beach, VA

“Dear Frank and family, I was so sorry to hear about Elaine. Having loved and lost my dear ones too soon. I share in your loss. May God be with you...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Heather Tace - VA

“Our thoughts, prayers,and warmest regards to Frank and Family now,in this painful time, and our confidence that we will all be together again in a...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Chip & Eileen Hutton - Norfolk, VA

“May God be with you and give you peace at this very difficult time. Know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa Hess - Virginia Beach, VA

“Rest in peace Grandmom/Baba. You will be missed. You are loved by many who you touched throughout your entire life! ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: tim okeeffe - VA


Elizabeth Elaine Lawler, 67, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 24, 2012, of pancreatic cancer. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Nicholas and Nellie Meronuff Nestorick, the second of four children. Elizabeth was a graduate of St. Basil's Academy and Northeastern Hospital's School of Laboratory Technology in Philadelphia, PA. She married her high school sweetheart, 2nd Lt. Francis X. Lawler, Jr., USMC, in 1966 prior to his deployment to Vietnam. She was a loyal Marine wife for 26 years. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 45 years, Frank; and their five children, Elizabeth O'Keeffe, Sonia Nash, Francis III, Christopher and Jason Lawler; and four grandchildren, Timothy and Claire O'Keeffe, Christopher and Nitza Lawler. After retiring as a teachers assistant from Salem Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Elizabeth fulfilled her days as "BaBa" to her grandchildren. Elizabeth also leaves her brother, Richard Nestorick of Unchland, PA, and Jane Collins Nestorick of Philadelphia, PA and family. A special thanks to Kim Brewer and Frances Branch of Hospice Virginia for their support and comfort during this difficult time. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church with Fr. Mario Fulgenzi officiating. A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy (MDA) in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

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