Lawrence B. Filan

Lawrence B. Filan, 95

Lawrence B. Filan, 95, of West Orange passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.    

Visiting will be held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 AM at The Dangler Funeral Home of West Orange, 340 Main Street.

A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. John’s church, 94 Ridge Street in Orange. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Orange. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry’s name may be made to:    St. Jude Children’s Research hospital, Memorial Giving, 501 St Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 (

Lawrence was born in East Orange and was a lifelong resident of West Orange. After completing his schooling, he joined the NJ State Guard for 3 years. He was a Sergeant in Company A, 5th Battalion and preformed his job on weekends.  He worked as a service technician for General Electric Company in Bloomfield before retiring after 41 years. Mr. Filan proudly served in the United States Army National Guard. He was the former Vice President of the Renna House Association in West Orange, and he was an usher at St. John’s Church in Orange. He loved fishing, working on cars and spending time with his family.

Larry was the beloved husband of 71 years of the late Helen C. Filan (nee Bellsiano). Devoted father of Joseph (Barbara), Paul, Thomas (Marian), Mary Dowding (Jerry), Lawrence (Regina), Patricia Filan-Nudo (Rocco), and Michael (June). Larry is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.