Lawrence A. 'Larry' Tarca, 91, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2019 at Masonicare. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean L. Tarca for 58 years. Larry was born in Hartford on June 20, 1928, son of the late Constantino and Susan (Contessa) Tarca. He grew up in Hartford and graduated from Hartford Public High School. He went on to honorably serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. Larry retired as a manager at Unimax Switch in Wallingford and was a member of the Masonic Fraternity for 65 years. Larry is survived by four children and their spouses, Laurie and Mark Conrad of Portland, ME, Thomas and Sharon Tarca of Fort Myers, FL, Nancy and Robert Charrette of Windsor Locks, and Susan Vaillancourt of Meriden; and seven grandchildren, Sam and Ben Conrad, Steven Tarca, Andrew and Eric Charrette, and Amanda and Erica Vaillancourt. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Larry's family on Monday, July 15 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1:00PM. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Larry's name can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at

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  1. I’ve known Larry ever since I can remember ! He was my fathers best friend from Unimax. He could tell a story or joke like no other! I’m sure when they all get together in heaven he’ll be cracking them all up once again!

  2. My sincerest condolences to the Tarca family. As a child I have so many memories of my father’s best friend. Vinnie and Larry were like brothers -always doing crazy things together. Larry was the life of every party and every Unimax picnic. He was kind and caring and oh so very funny. I dare say that there’s going to be trouble in heaven as he reunites with his old buddies again.

  3. My sincere condolences to the Tarca family. I will always remember Larry as my boss at Unimax. He was a special man. God Speed Larry.

  4. I think if our Father’s met at a different time in their lives they would have been good friends. We are so sorry for your loss and all your family went through leading up to it. May he rest in peace now.

    Barb and Nina, daughters of .Red. Malafronte, Larry’s roommate at Masonic

  5. Uncle Larry was especially beloved by me and my family. I remember his sense of humor and many wonderful times at the Milvae father’s day picnics. Here’s to you, Uncle Larry! With love, Sandy Bushmich

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