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James L. Larson
March 25, 1929 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Douglas- James L. Larson, 94, passed away on Thurs., Jan 11, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital after a period of declining health. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Alice V. (Kleya) Larson on Oct. 18, 2020.
He is survived by his son Gary R. Hall and his wife Sandy; his daughters, Cheryl A. Tremblay and her partner Harold Canale, Elizabeth Larson and Gina Mastroianni; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his son Glenn Larson, and siblings George Larson Jr., Elizabeth Scungio, and Dorothy Irons.
Born in Millville on March 25, 1929 he was the son of George Sr. and Elizabeth (Harrington) Larson, and attended Millville Public Schools. From a young age he started working in food service and over the years worked for the Oyster Cabin, Milly Mitchells, Johnny’s Clam Spa and The Lennox in Bellingham. He also owned and operated his own diner with his wife, Larsons Diner in Burrillville, RI for 10 years. He finished his career working for the State of Rhode Island as a principal cook.
James proudly served in the U.S Army during the Korean Conflict stationed in Germany, served as a volunteer firefighter for the Nasonville Fire Dept, and as a devout Catholic, was a longtime member of St. Denis Church and helped with many fundraisers over the years.James loved people and was very well liked. With his persistent smile, joking nature and willingness to lend a hand, he made friends wherever he went.
James took great pride in his yard and liked entertaining. A great cook, he held frequent cookouts and clambakes in the summer. He was also an avid sports fan and loved rooting for the New England Patriots and NY Yankees.
For James, family always came first. He was a devoted husband, a great father, and a loving grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
James's Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 8th in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St., Douglas. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Denis Cemetery. There are no calling hours. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com