1934 – 2017
Laurence “Larry” Roscoe Green, 83, of Raymondville, Texas, and North Grosvenordale, Connecticut went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the adored husband of Arline (Palaski) Green.
Larry was born in Monkton, Vermont on August 30, 1934, one of six sons born to Carlyle and Alice (Boughton-Hall) Green. He proudly served in Korea as a US Marine and was a strong patriot until his dying days. Following his service, he returned home and married his wife Arline in Goshen, Connecticut, on September 17, 1955. They just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
Larry and Arline lived and raised their three daughters in Torrington, Connecticut, where Larry proudly served as a Torrington firefighter for 17 years until he was disabled by a heart attack that ended the career that he loved so much. His family enjoyed hearing his stories of the many fires he fought, specifically the Bradlees and Gavlick fires, and the barn fire where he fell off the roof and landed safely in a pile of warm cow manure. In keeping with others in his profession, Larry loved to cook and was a true prankster.
Following his retirement, he enjoyed RV-ing, golfing, and of course, spending time with his family. His family will cherish their many family get-togethers, particularly their recent “bucket list” vacations to Maine. Larry loved his family dearly; and left to mourn his loss in addition to his wife are daughters, Lynn (Charlie) Rategan, Lori (Mark) Brodeur, and Lisa (Michael) Durocher; grandchildren, Charlie (Susan) Rategan, Chrissy (Cory) Austin, Jed (Emma) Rategan, Roger and Joshua Brodeur, and Mitchell Durocher. He also leaves brothers, Carl (Celeste) Green, Wayne (Helen) Green, Richard (Nancy) Green, and William Green in addition to his sister-in-law, Lucille Soucie, brother-in-law, John (Darlene) Palaski, and his golfing family at Harrisville Golf Course. Larry also leaves many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Peter Green, and brother-in-law, Norman Soucie.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Larry’s life will be held on Friday, October 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Bible Church, 368 Main Street, Winsted, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of NE Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.