Lawrence W. Latulip
March 9, 1927 - July 15, 2018
Service Date: July 24, 2018
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew's Catholic Church 19 Dora Lane, in Limerick.
Lawrence (Larry) W. Latulip, 91, died peacefully in the comfort of his home, on July 15, 2018.
Larry was born in Littleton, New Hampshire on March 9, 1927, the son of John and Delia (George) Latulip.
Larry was raised in Littleton and was a 1944 graduate of Littleton High School. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1953. Upon his return from serving his country, Larry married Flora Morey and had two children, Cynthia and Douglas. Flora died at the young age of 36 in 1960. He found love again and got remarried to Elmira Nason, who had two daughters, Suellen and Diane. With four kids in tow, Larry and Elmira moved their family to Beverly, Massachusetts where Larry was employed as an upholster for many different shops. Always wanting to provide for his family, He worked 13 years as a carpenter before an accident prevented him from building homes. Larry decided to go out on his own and he opened his own upholstery shop.
In 1978, the family decided to get out of the city and moved to Waterboro, where Larry went to work at Honeycomb machine shop in Biddeford. It was during these years that Larry set up his own upholstery shop at his home. With Larry’s easy going manner and being community oriented, he taught upholstery classes at adult education at Massabesic High School for six years.
Larry was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church and also on the pastoral council. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Larry’s faith was very important in his daily life and he was a man of strong principles. In his spare time, Larry gave generously as the Amateur Radio Coordinator for R.A.C.E. S. at the York County Emergency Agency. Larry got his amateur license in 1977 and went by his call letters, WB1CIM. Most Saturday mornings he volunteered at Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. Mr. Latulip retired from working when he was 79!
Larry lived a fruitful life of service to his country, his family, his church and his community. He will be missed by his family, but they are comforted by the many memories and life lessons he taught them.
He is survived by his four children, Douglas Latulip of Waterboro; Cynthia Willard of Amesbury, MA; Suellen Doggett and husband Edward of Waterboro and Diane Nason of East Waterboro; his two grandsons, Matthew Doggett of Kingston, NH and Michael Doggett of Waterboro; his two great-grandchildren, Lila and Jack Doggett; and by many nieces and nephews.
Larry was predeceased by his two wives, Flora and Elmira, his brother, Joseph Latulip and by his two sisters, Helen Mooney and Yvonne Plant.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 19 Dora Lane, in Limerick. Committal prayers with military honors will be held later in Whitefield, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Compassus Hospice, 23 Spring St., Suite C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.