HOWARD A. LARSON Sr.
LARSON, HOWARD A., SR. Howard A. Larson, Sr., 75, peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family on Oct. 10, at Evergreen Healthcare Center, Stafford Springs, after a brief illness. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Richard T. and Margaret M. (Ewald) Larson. He grew up in Cromwell and relocated to Willington, CT, where he lived most of his life. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol (Smith) Larson. He also leaves his daughter, Lynne (Wearne) McKenney and her husband Dan of East Berlin and his son, Howard, Jr. and his wife, Cecile Larson of Newington. He leaves behind his grandchildren, Kimberly, Devon, Ariel, Sean and Ryan. Step-grandchildren, Alanna, Kristin, Michael, Sara, Ryan and many great-grandchildren. He leaves a sister, Carol Patenaude of Higganum and her children. An aunt, Pat Schmaltz of Cromwell and several cousins. He also leaves special friends, Ricci Hirth, Martie Hebert and Nancy Leighton. Besides his parents, he was pre-deceased by a daughter, Donna Kidd and his brother-in-law, Charles (Butch) Patenaude. Howard worked through the years for construction and as a truck driver for Weyerhaeuser where he received his million-mile safe driving award. He retired from 7D Wholesale Lumber as a warehouse foreman. He enjoyed his backyard farm animals and his garden. He was an avid NASCAR modfieds fan traveling from Maine to Virginia to attend races. He loved going to the casino’s and playing setback at the American Legion in Stafford Springs. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post #26 and the Italian Benefit Society of Stafford Springs. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Johnson Memorial and Evergreen Healthcare Center for their kindness, to Dr. Thumar, Julie and staff in his Enfield office and the dedicated staff at Willington 1 Fire Department. There will be a celebration of his life on October 23, 2016 at 1pm at the American Legion, 10 Monson Rd., Stafford Springs. Donations may be made to the Willington 1 Fire Department. To share an online memory, please visit www.Brooklawnfuneralhome.com
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