Lawrence E. Dorsey Sr

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Lawrence E. Dorsey Sr., 73, of Dunnellon, passed away Sunday, June 4, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Larry was born in Wilmington, Del., to Daniel R. Dorsey Sr., and Edith Smith Dorsey. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Daniel Richard, Bernard A., Francis Joseph, William T. and Gerald R. Dorsey.
Larry and his wife, Mary Anne (Lawler) would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary June 28. They share three children, Laura Aubuchon (Steve), Lawrence Jr., and Jaime Dorsey Sterner (Jason), and three much loved grandchildren, Wesley Aubuchon, Julia and Jackson Sterner.
Larry leaves a sister, Mary Breslin (Michael) of Dunnellon and sisters-in-law, Elizabeth, Margaret and Dorothy Dorsey of Wilmington, Del., and brother-in-law, the Rev. William J. Lawler of Maryland and Howard J.
Lawler (Mary) of Omaha, Neb., and many nieces and nephews.
Larry grew up in Wilmington, Del., and graduated from Wilmington High School (1963). He was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served in the U.S. Army (First Brigade - 101st Airborne Division).
After his military service, he worked at Electric Hose & Rubber for a year and then Dupont Chambers Works for 25 years. Larry retired from Dupont in
1993 and then continued working in various jobs, including St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware Park in Stanton and the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Larry always enjoyed playing cards, chess, bingo, tennis and going to the racetrack and casino as well as following the Phillies and Notre Dame. He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren and visited several times a year.
A Funeral Mass was Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Citrus Springs. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hospice of Marion County in Larry's memory. Condolences may be left for the family at
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Roberts Funeral Home And Crematory Of Dunnellon Inc
19939 E Pennsylvania Ave
Dunnellon, FL 34432
(352) 489-2429
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Published in South Marion Citizen on June 16, 2017