In Florida Hospital, DeLand, FL, July 22, 2004, W. Paul Larson, 74 of Garden Club Dr., DeLand, husband of Madeline Friello Larson, father of John P. Larson and his wife, Dawn D. Larson of DeLand, Silah Larson of Cheshire, Hugh Larson and his wife, Barbara of Bethany. He was born in New Haven, Nov. 17, 1929 son of the late Walter P. and Florence Farrar Larson. Graduated from Hopkins School in 1948 and from Trinity College in 1952. While at Trinity College he was in the Air Force ROTC. He joined the deWal Co. a family real estate and management company founded by his father and worked there until selling the business in 1978. He and his wife were longtime residents of Madison and later moved to New Smyrna Beach, FL and recently to DeLand, FL. Funeral service at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Mon., July 26 at 11 a.m. Friends may call Sun. 4 - 7 p.m. Interment in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven. Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Lung Assoc., 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108 or to the American Heart Assoc., 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Dear Madeline, My very deepest sympathy to you and John. I know that you will miss Paul greatly. Whether they\’re young or old, well or sick, we\’re never ready to say goodbye to the ones we love. I still think of your mother often and miss her. I hope that you are doing okay despite your loss, which I\’m sure is very painful–you and Paul were together for such a long time. As I recall, John was just a little boy when I met you and Paul in 1968. Extend my sympathy to John; after he and Dawn left the area, I never did find anyone who could detail my car the way he did! Stay well. Warm regards, Anita Oliva

  2. Dear Madeline: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will always remember Paul fondly and wish we had known him better. Please know that our community, and especially George and I, will be here to give you love and support. Sandy and George Grant

  3. I send you a big hug and my sympathy for Paul\’s passing, I wish I could be with you today but have to work. I have missed you but think of you both with love and fondness. My prayers are with you both.

  4. Our sincere sympathy, we have shared lots of happy memories – remember we all gathered for John and Paulette when they were going to their prom. We will see you on Sunday. Love Dot and Mont

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