John W. (Max) Lawless, 27: Bedford High grad, was all about family – smart, hardworking, loyal and kind

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PORTLAND, MAINE – John W. (Max) Lawless, 27, of Portland, ME, formerly of Bedford, NH, died unexpectedly at his home on August 1, 2019. Born on June 5, 1992, Max was the beloved son of John and Susan (Sampson) Lawless. He was a graduate of Bedford High School and was currently enrolled at the University of Southern Maine. He had worked as a Price Analyst for Auto Europe for the past 4 years.

Max enjoyed playing golf and being with his family. He was all about family. He had a great quick wit and especially loved his nieces. Spending time with all his family gave him, and us, great happiness and joy. Max was a smart, capable, hardworking, generous, kind, loving, loyal, caring man who will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and coworkers.

The world has lost a special soul with his passing. Max was a gift from God, and it is with great thankfulness and deep sadness that we return him to his Heavenly Father.

In addition to his parents, Max is survived by his two sisters and four nieces, Kelly and Pete Root, his goddaughter, Jane, and Willa of Windham; Meghan Cochran, Eva and Elle of Bedford; his love, Alyssa Jones of Portland; his aunts and uncles, William Lawless of Framingham, MA; Gerard and Jackye Lawless of Windham; Danielle and Bruce Harrington of Francestown; Marie and Greg Kimmel of Somersworth; Brenda and Bahram Safian of Thousand Oaks, CA; and Marjorie and Stewart Solomon of Burbank, CA. He was predeceased by his grandparents.

SERVICES: Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St. Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7th at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Rd., Bedford. Committal Prayers to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, 448 Donald St., Bedford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Max’s memory may be made to The Plymouth House, 446 Main St., Plymouth, NH 03264.