Lawrence Lewis Lariviere
Lawrence “Larry” Lewis Lariviere, 76, of Westbrook, passed away peacefully on June 19, surrounded by his loving family. Larry is survived by the love of his life, Joanne, his wife of 48 years; his brother Roger “Bill”; and sister Linda. He was the greatest dad and role model to his three children, KathyJo Campbell and her husband Michael, Matthew and his wife Lauren, and Michael and his wife Kristin, as well as the best “Grampy” to his six grandchildren, Julia, Avery, Michael, Beckett, Olive, and Landon. He is also survived by several close cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Raised in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, he graduated from Southeastern Massachusetts University. In 1966, he enlisted and served six years with the United States Army Reserves before beginning his career as a successful executive for Ames Department Stores. He later purchased a small seafood market in Westbrook, which he soon converted into two successful seafood restaurants, Westbrook Lobster, with his two sons.
“Lobster” Larry, as he was affectionately known, spent much of his recent years playing golf with his “wing-ding” buddies at Clinton Country Club, mostly grumbling over gimme putts, bad lies, and missed fairways.
He was very proud of his growing family. When not on the golf course, he spent time with his children, grandchildren, his wife, and his many close friends. He loved his “Grampy” pool time and monthly “two card gut” nights with his lifelong friends filled with laughter, mudslides, and possibly more than the occasional bluff.
He volunteered much of his time to the town of Westbrook. He coached youth sports, served as chairman of two school building committees, and was treasurer of The Westbrook Foundation. He was proud and honored to be an integral part of multiple school building renovations, as well contributing to the distribution of scholarships and funds to many town organizations.
He was always “Livin’ Like Larry” and will be forever missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 27, at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street in Centerbrook. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Saint Mark the Evangelist Church, 222 McVeagh Road in Westbrook. Burial will follow with the rendering of full military honors in the Resurrection Cemetery, Route 145 in Westbrook.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s name to the Westbrook Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 528, Westbrook, CT 06498. To share a memory of Larry or send a condolence to his family, please visit www.rwwfh.com.