July 28, 1947 ~ January 17, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Branford, CT

Kenneth Arthur Larson, Jr., 74, of Branford passed away at his home on January 17, 2022. Ken was born in New Haven on July 28, 1947 to the late Kenneth and June Glatfelter Larson. He grew up in Orange and was a graduate of Amity High School class of ’66 before attending Hiram Scott College in Nebraska. In 1968 Ken started his career with the CT DOT as a toll collector. He went on to become a supervisor before taking on the role of Fiscal Administrative Assistant until his retirement in 2019. Ken was a longtime member of the Branford Elks where he held several officer positions, the last as Esquire. A huge Boston sports fan, he enjoyed traveling all over the country to see the Boston Red Sox and the Patriots. But his most favorite place to visit was Chatham, MA, somewhere his family visited often. Ken felt it was important to give back; whether it was as a volunteer firefighter for the town of Orange, volunteering at the Beardsley Zoo, or religiously donating blood to help others.
Ken will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Elise Gordon and her husband Jeffrey of Chatham, MA and Dr. Matthew Larson of Milton, MA, and by his cousins around the country and in the UK.
Friends are invited to visit with his family on Wednesday, January 26th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ken’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association by going to www.heart.org.

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Visitation: January 26, 2022 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

203-288-0800

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  1. R.I.P. Ken – you will be missed – I worked Ken for many years with the State – Rest easy – I am so very sorry

  2. My condolences to the Family. ~~ Kenny was the loyalist of all friends — even through thick and thin. ~~ He will always be remembered as the kindest of souls. My heart goes out to you.

  3. I will always have fond memories of our Christmas plays, the boxing apparatus in your bedroom when we were little, your insatiable appetite at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners although you were skinny as a rail, your VW Beetle, you working at McDonalds, etc. We were such a large family and sad to see it shrinking now. Lots of memories this week to process. Rest in peace, cousin. Love to Elise, Matt and Jeff. Sorry not able to attend the wake. Too far away. Will be thinking of all my lovely cousins this week.

  4. Kenny was a very special man and will be missed dearly. I will miss seeing him around the Lodge. Rest in peace my friend.

  5. We are very sorry to hear about Kenny. Kenny was my Esquire and a good friend. We are all going to miss his infectious laugh and very generous nature. Rest In Peace our Brother.

  6. Godspeed Kenny. Will never forget all the good times we had at the DOT. You were always there for your coworkers and friends ! You could always be counted on in times of need. You truly blessed our lives Go Sox!! See you on the other side !

  7. My condolences to The family.
    Ken was one of my best friends.
    He helped me with multiple situations over the 35+ years I had the pleasure to know him. He was a kind and gentle soul.
    I’ll always treasure memories of our trips to Patriots and REDSOX games, as well as our time in the Orange Fire Department.
    I will miss him. He was one of a kind.
    Rest well my friend.

  8. I knew Kenny very well. He was my sports travel buddy. We went all over the U.S. and Canada to watch Kenny’s beloved Boston sports tours. We had great times together. He was a great guy, and I will miss him. The next road trip is for you big guy!

  9. Rest in Peace Kenny. Spanky and I will miss you dearly. You were a wonderful friend and we’ll cherish our hot tub memory ♥

  10. Ken was at family gatherings in Wethersfield, a kind, easy to be with person. Wish I had more time to know Ken better. Rest in peace.

  11. Lots of fond family memories with my Larson family. Christmas Eves in Cheshire, CT, then back and forth between your family and ours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I always remember your huge piles of mashed potatoes, then making a gravy well. You taught me how to drive your VW stick shift on Skiff Street hill and Ridge Road School. Rest in peace, Cuz…

  12. To Kenny’s family, We had the great pleasure of knowing Kenny. A really kind soul and someone who is going to be missed dearly. Our sympathies to your family. Sorry we can’t attend the service as we are out of town. RIP Kenny we loved you.
    Mike and Debbie

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