Lawrence 'Larry' H. Meinsen, of Bates Dr., Cheshire, born July 10, 1927, passed away July 27, 2008. Larry is the beloved husband of Frances Dobkowski Meinsen; adored father of Kendra Meinsen Boshea & her husband Robert of Branford, Cheri Meinsen Birch & her husband Craig of Hollis, New Hampshire, Kris Lawrence Meinsen of Branford & Jackie Kaschel & her husband Paul of Traverse City, MI.; brother of George A. Meinsen of Hamden & the late L. Robert Meinsen. Larry also is survived by 10 cherished grandchildren & 1 great grandson. Larry was employed for 35 years at SNET, retiring as a Production Coordinator. He was a graduate of Hamden High School and Pratt Institute in NY. Larry was a Marine Veteran, a Korean War US Army Veteran and a 1st Lieut. in the US Army Reserve. Friends may call at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM at Olivet Baptist Church, 3762 Whitney Ave. Hamden. Burial with Military Honors will take place at Centerville Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to - His Mansion Ministries, P.O. Box 40, Hillsboro, NH 03244.

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  1. After more than a half-century, I remember Larry in OCS at Fort Benning; a good and talented man. My condolences.

  2. Dear Fran, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Larry. He was a wonderful man who always had a smile and kind word for others. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  3. Dear Fran, So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Hoping your good and happy memories will help sustain you at this very sad time. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  4. Fran, my heartfelt sympathy to you and your extended family. Remember and cherish all you enjoyed together. Sincerely, Anna Turner Funaro

  5. To the Meinson family. We are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We are sure he will be missed by all.

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