John A. Larry, age 76, of Hollis, passed away suddenly in Portland surrounded by his loving family on September 25, 2019.
He was born on June 4, 1943, a son of Robert W. and Priscilla (Alden), Larry and was a 1964 graduate of Bonny Eagle High School.
In 1969, John married his wife Kathleen (Verrill) Larry of Sebago Lake, where they resided for many years.
He served in the United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserves. Over the years he was employed by Sherwin Williams, Emery-Waterhouse Co., Tim’s True Value, and Cook’s Hardware.
John enjoyed woodworking, jig-saw puzzles, and working around his family home on the Saco River in Hollis. He and his wife Kathy liked to travel with friends to Alaska, the Panama Canal, the Caribbean, and cruising on the Mississippi River. A highlight of their travels was a 6-week tour of the United States, traveling from Maine to California. He also loved to visit New Orleans and Mississippi to visit friends.
He was an active volunteer at the Bar Mills Community Church where he
helped prepare community lunches and dinners.
He is predeceased by his parents.
John is survived by his loving wife Kathy of Hollis, daughter Julie Larry of Biddeford, brothers Robert Larry of Biddeford, and Peter Larry (Elaine) of South Carolina, and several nieces and a nephew.
At his request, there will be no memorial service. A private burial will take place at South Buxton (Tory) Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the kitchen fund of the Bar Mills Community Church.
Bar Mills Community Church
P.O. Box 424
Bar Mills, ME 04004