Lawrence J. Lillis, 92, of Grove Street, New Milford, died Oct. 15 at Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. He was the widower of Anne (Campion) Lillis.

Mr. Lillis was born Sept. 21, 1912, in New Milford, son of the late Martin J . and Mary Ann (O'Gorman) Lillis.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Army . He owned and operated the Liquor Shop and the Acorn Liquor Store , both in New Milford, and the Washington Liquor Store . He retired in 1985.

Mr. Lillis was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church
, a member and former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus No. 40 of New Milford, a lifetime member of the New Milford Fire Department , and a former member of the New Milford Democratic Town Committee
and the Washington Lions Club.

Mr. Lillis is survived by a son, Martin of New Milford; a daughter, Kathleen Maguire of Woodbury; a grandson, Daniel Maguire of Woodbury; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, M. Joseph Sr., and two sisters, Marie and Catherine.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association , 2911 Dixwell Ave., Suite 104, Hamden, CT 06518.