Kenneth Arthur Larson, 90, of Wallingford, husband of the late June Larson, passed away on August 20, 2012. He was born in New Haven on December 18, 1921 to the late Oscar and Emelia Johnson Larson who were Swedish immigrants. Kenneth leaves his three children, Elise Gordon and her husband Jeffrey of Wethersfield, Ken Larson, Jr. of Hamden, and Dr. Matthew Larson of Milton, MA and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by seven siblings, Eric, Paul and Elmer Larson, Edith Grandstrand, Lillie Johnson, Ethel Lind, and Irene Glatfelter. Kenneth grew up in New Haven before joining the U.S. Army during WWII as a topographic engineer. After the war, he joined the family business where he worked as a carpenter for the rest of his career. Kenneth and June raised their family in Orange before moving to Southington and most recently living at Ashlar Village in Wallingford. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed a good game of golf or went bowling. For many years he was also a Deacon at the Congregational Church in Orange. Trips to Cape Cod were cherished and he enjoyed Florida in the winter. Friends are invited to visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Wednesday, August 29th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Sat., November 10 at 1 p.m. in Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meetinghouse Lane, Orange. Memorial contributions in Kenneth's memory may be sent to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. THE LAST MEMBER OF A GREAT FAMILY HAS BEEN REUNITED WITH HIS PARENTS AND SIBLINGS. IT IS TOO BAD THERE WAS STRIFE AT THE END, BUT THERE ARE SOME GREAT MEMORIES OF THE EARLY DAYS WHEN WE WERE KIDS ENJOYNG FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS AND WORKING WITH KEN, ELMER AND MY DAD AS A TEENAGER. SO, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PAUL LARSON JR.

  2. Elise, I so much enjoyed the kindness of your Dad while growing up in our neighborhood. I remember as one of my nicest memories the camping trip to New Hampshire in your motor home to Pawtuckaway State Park. I always enjoyed visiting you and your family on Beechwood Rd. and enjoyed your Dad kidding me about .bloody eggs. …sorry if you don’t remember that. Please give a hug to Kenny and hello to Matt. Please call when you have a moment 904-504-2587 or come visit us in Jacksonville! My mother is still going strong at 92! Lots of live and hugs, Batbara

  3. Elise, Our sincere sympathies go out to you and your brothers at the passing of your Dad. While the loss of such a kind and gentle soul is very difficult, may it be tempered by the fond memories of the many years you were privileged to enjoy together.

  4. Elise, Kenny & Matt – I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. What a great guy and what a sense of humor. We had a lot of fun growing up with your family – family vacations to Cape Cod & Nags Head. Your parents were great people and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Love, BARB

  5. God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be…. So he put His arms around you, And whispered, .Come with Me….. With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay…. A golden heart stopped breathing, Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. ~~~ So very sorry for your loss, Kenny… Your friend, Linny.

  6. Elise, I so much enjoyed the kindness of your Dad while growing up in our neighborhood. I remember as one of my nicest memories the camping trip to New Hampshire in your motor home to Pawtuckaway State Park. I always enjoyed visiting you and your family on Beechwood Rd. and enjoyed your Dad kidding me about .bloody eggs. …sorry if you don’t remember that. Please give a hug to Kenny and hello to Matt. Please call when you have a moment 904-504-2587 or come visit us in Jacksonville! My mother is still going strong at 92! Lots of live and hugs, Batbara

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