D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Lois Pauline Larson

Passed away on October 10, 2012

Lois Pauline Nolan Larson died peacefully on October 10, 2012 at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center in East Hartford, surrounded by her loving family. Born on April 9, 1925 to the late L. Edward and Carrie Mae (Douglas) Nolan, she was raised in East Hartford where she was a member of the East Hartford High School Class of 1942 and the National Honor Society. In 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Raymond E. ""Archie"" Larson, who predeceased her in 1988. She worked during WWII at Pratt & Whitney then worked part time at the Travelers and various other jobs while her children were young, then full time at several companies including Thomas E. Toomey and at the State Capitol. In addition to her family, she loved her community and the Democratic Party. She was very active in many civic and community organizations, including the Board of the East Hartford Visiting Nurses and the Mayberry Village Revitalization Association. She served for many years on the Federation of Democratic Women and the Democratic Town Committee, including as Vice Chair. Pauline was among the first women elected to the East Hartford Town Council. While she always felt others were more deserving, Pauline received countless awards and honors for her community service, including the naming of the Lois Nolan Larson Community Center in her beloved Mayberry Village. Pauline's greatest attribute was the love she gave not just to her family, but to everyone she came in contact with. She made everyone feel as though they were the most important person to her and nothing mattered more to her than what mattered to them. Her caring spirit was a gift to her children and their friends, who were always welcome at the ""brick mansion"" at 10 Chandler. Pauline was predeceased by her sister, Eleanor Nolan Elton. She leaves behind her eight children and their spouses: Sharon and Kenneth Fitzgerald, John and Leslie Larson, Daniel and Dorothy Larson, Christopher and Eileen Larson, Linnea and Edward Bennell, David Larson, Marylou and Raymond Onidi and Timothy and Nancy Larson; 18 grandchildren: Maura Downes and Tim, Sean Fitzgerald, Megan Hurlburt and Tyler, Carolyn, Laura and Raymond Larson, Eric Larson and Sue, Glenn, Jeffrey and Deborah Larson, Samantha Jeter, and Jon, Cori Larson, Joe Bennell and Natasha, Chaim Bennell, Gina and Nickolas Onidi, and Matthew and Arianna Larson; and 11 adored great-grandchildren; she also leaves a niece, Candace Bryan, and nephew, Brian Elton; and several cousins and extended family members. Pauline's family extends a very special thanks to Dr. Roy Zagieboylo, Karen Chadderton and the entire staff at Riverside who took such loving care of her, especially Delanney, Kathy, Charmaine, Janet, and Maria and many others who treated her with compassion and dignity. The funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 12 Noon at St. Isaac Jogues Church, One Community St., East Hartford. Those attending are asked to go directly to church. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, East Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at the D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St. East Hartford, 06118. Memorial contributions in Pauline's name may be made to the Raymond E. and Lois P. Larson Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 380308, East Hartford, CT 06138-0308 or a charity of your choice . For on line expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopo.com.


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April Daggett Willhide

October 18, 2012

To the entire Larson family - your mother made so many contributions to East Hartford and Connecticut. May your loving memories sustain you during this most difficult time. The entire Daggett family sends you their sincerest sympathies for your loss.

carol ann pilkin

October 17, 2012

to the larson family sorry on the loss of your mother and grandmother she will always be remember as one of the golden girls always thought of others be for her self.mayberry village has lost some great people . the loss of a person is felt deeply by many especially if that person had a giving and touching life i wish to express to you my deepest sympathies i will always remember the life of a very special person carol and lorraine pilkin

Jack la plante

October 14, 2012

To the Larson family: We woild all like to make a difference in the world. Your mom did just that. Well done, Mrs. Larson. God rest your soul.

Frank & Jane Amodio

October 14, 2012

To Dan & the entire Larson family:
We are very sorry for your loss. Its hard to lose someone so loved.
With deepest sympathies.
Frank & Jane Amodio

Bill Donegan

October 14, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Larson family on the loss of your Mother. The Donegans..Patty, Dorothy, Bill, John,Jane

Denise Schwabe

October 13, 2012

To Dan and the entire Larson family--my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. May your precious memories of her and the certainty that God holds her forever in the palm of His Hand bring you strength and grace. Fondly, Denise

Chester Santia

October 13, 2012

To the entire Larson Family I extend my deepest sympathy and sorrow on the lost of your Mother.

Roberta Echelson

October 13, 2012

Dear John & Leslie - and the entire Larson family;
When I think of Pauline, it is always with a smile. Her joy in her (very extended) family was a celebration and a commitment. She set an example of strength and persistence tempered by caring. Thanks to her for sharing you all with us - and to you for sharing her. Her kind and generous spirit lives on in all of us. In peace and reflection, from Rob and Peython.

mindy dandrea

October 13, 2012

Tim, John, and Family: Our deepest sympathy on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Mindy D'Andrea and Family

Jan Costello

October 13, 2012

Dear Dan and family,
The loss of a parent is so profound but your Mom left a huge legacy behind her in you and your siblings. Your presence in this world makes it a better place and that is the finest gift you could give your mother. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. My deepest sympathies to all of you at this most difficult time.