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BENNINGTON -- Lawrence B. “Larry” Houran, 90, a longtime resident of County Street, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a long illness.

Born in Bennington March 13, 1915, he was the son of the late Edward and Albina (Latour) Houran.

Larry married the former Antoinette Lalumiere at Sacred Heart Church in Bennington on May 3, 1941. In earlier years he worked at the BenMont Paper Company, Bijur Lubricating and Tansitor Electronics before returning to BenMont where he retired in 1977.

Well known throughout New England for his expertise in fly tying, he operated Larry’s Fly Shop in Bennington for many years. He also enjoyed playing cards, woodworking, and spending time at his camp on Lake Champlain. His main love was time spent with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Antoinette Houran of Bennington; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Rita Houran of Bennington; four grandchildren, Lynn O’Dell, Scott Houran and his wife April, Audra Houran and Christina Houran; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ethan Onarato and Sean and Noah O’Dell; two brothers, William “Pat” Houran, Forrest “Bud” Houran; and a brother-in-law, Richard Hyde, all of Bennington. Larry was predeceased by a daughter who died in infancy, Sandra Lee Houran, and by a son, David Arthur Houran, and by a sister and three brothers, Midora Hyde, Edward, Charles and Vernet Houran.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 10 a.m. where the liturgy of Christian death and burial will be offered.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., when the family will be in attendance. The wake service will be offered Friday evening.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

Contributions in Larry Houran’s memory may be made to either the Green Mountain Oncology Group or the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 28, 2005
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