Pittston-Lawrence A. Dearborn Sr., (Formerly of Richmond, Me) passed away January 22, 2020 from Alzheimer's, Dementia and Parkinson's with his wife Rita and family by his side.
Larry was born Nov 6, 1934 in Richmond, Maine, the son of Arthur and Viva (McKenny) Dearborn. He graduated from Richmond Schools and enlisted in the United States Army as an Infantry Soldier in 1953, where he proudly served his country, for as he would like to say, "20 years, 3 months and 21 days". During his military career, Larry served at numerous duty stations in the US., while in the Army, as well as bases overseas. He also served one tour in Korea in the DMZ and two tours in VietNam.
Larry is probably remembered by many as the most patriotic person they knew, driving an American Flag painted Limo in support of active duty, retired and deceased veterans. He made it his life’s goal to make sure every veteran, alive or deceased, was treated with respect and honor.
Larry was Commander of American Legion Post 132 in Richmond for two terms, Commander of the State of Maine American Legion for one term, as well as Historian for the State American Legion several times. Larry belonged to 28 different veteran affiliated organizations, volunteered at the Maine Veteran's Home and was most proud to be an active member of the Maine Patriot Guard Riders, where he felt like he was part of another family.
Larry was predeceased by his parents, former wife Gisela, an infant daughter Christine, sister Thelma Prout and her husband Joe, sister in law Rachel Dearborn and mother in law Marjorie A. Muse.
Larry is survived by his loving wife Rita of Pittston, son Lawrence Jr., and wife Danette of Camano Island Washington, daughter Rose Beckwith and husband David of Richmond, son Charlie and his wife Kathy of Richmond, Son Tom and Lissa Madore of Woolwich, son Mark and wife Heather of Burleson, Texas, daughter Ann Dearborn of Woolwich, stepdaughter Erica Barbioni and fiancée Rob of New York. Larry is also survived by a sister Christine Dearborn of Richmond, brother Roland Dearborn and wife Else of Florida, Gregory Dearborn of Kentucky, sisters-in-law Mary Ann Blaser of NH, Robin Arsenault and husband Dean of Massachusetts, Bernadette Beeney and husband Richard of Maine, brothers-in-law Richard DiSisto of NH, Joseph DiSisto of NH, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces & nephews.
Larry's wife would like to thank the following for all their help and support: Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice, Bill & Lynne Stephens of Pittston, and Jennifer Laflin of Gorham.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, January 25th from 11am to 1pm with a funeral service to follow at the funeral home.
A burial with full military honors will take place on Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm at Maine Veteran's Cemetery Civic Center Dr., Augusta, Maine 04330