Laurence R. "Larry" Clark

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Laurence R. "Larry" Clark, 66, played his final hole Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, after a 22-month battle with cancer.

Larry was the best of the best; a good husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, friend, worker. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for anyone, and he did it happily.

He began his life journey Oct. 6, 1951, oldest son of Lawrence and Shirley Clark. He grew up in East Windsor, graduating East Windsor High School and then enlisting in the service where he served in the U.S. Coast Guard, earning the National Defense Service Medal, but not before beginning his 47-year career at 17 with the Dexter Corp, later to be known as Ahlstrom. After working an 8 or 12-hour day, Larry would then work at his own company, Clark Ceilings, beautifying the homes of hundreds of clients over the years, doing sheet rock, painting, and ceilings.

Even though Larry was a worker, he enjoyed entertaining, riding his Harley, collecting Roadsters and sports cars, hanging with his Dunkin Donuts coffee buddies, and golf! Larry played in the Thursday night league with his son-in-law Adam at Cedar Knob for many years, along with their yearly Maryland golf trip, playing 36 holes a day. He enjoyed the camaraderie of his golf mates on Thursdays and the tournaments he played in throughout the years. He adored his granddaughter Alivia who lit up his life and could tease her "Pops" and keep a smile on his face.

Larry was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Christine. He will be sadly missed by his loving and caring daughter, Sena Longley, his son-in-law, Adam, and granddaughter Alivia. He also leaves behind his mother, Shirley Clark; his brothers, Bill (Joanne), Mark (Bridget), and Jeff (Cheryl); his sisters-in-law, Hope, Lana, and Tammy, along with their spouses; and nieces and nephews that he loved very much. He also leaves behind to grieve and celebrate the love he brought to Robin, her mother Madeleine, sisters Deb, Leslie, Alicia, Dale, and their spouses. They were family and will always hold him that way in their hearts.

We would like to thank Dr. Harriet Kluger and her entire team at Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital. They took Larry under their wing from the beginning to the end of his cancer journey. Along the way, they became friends and fierce allies to do all they could for him. We thank Sam for his loving care of Larry. His compassion and love helped ease the pain and suffering for everyone.

A memorial service will be held at Browne Memorial Chapels, Enfield, Friday, Aug. 10, at 4:30 p.m. with visitation hours to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made Charcot-Marie-Tooth organization, a cause that was near and dear to his heart because his wife, daughter, and granddaughter battle this disease

www.cmtausa.org/donate/make-a-donation

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12, 2018
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