RUMFORD — Lawrence W. 'Pa' True, 69, of Mexico, passed away Aug. 3.
He was born Oct. 31, 1942, in Mexico, the son of Emily Sinclair and Harold True.
Lawrence was a resident of this community most of his life. He was a student in the Mexico school district and served in the U.S. Navy. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing the guitar. He recently became interested in baseball card collecting and trading.
Over the years, he was employed at Bass Shoe, Thurston’s Mill and Highland Lumber. Prior to fighting his battle with diabetes and blindness, he was employed at the Mexico Mobile Station.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Gaudet/Arsenault) True; daughter, Debbie Virgin and husband, Steve of Dixfield, son, Ernie Arsenault and companion, Lynn of Waterboro, son, Chris Arsenault and companion, Debbie Gallant of Rumford, daughter, Darcy Arsenault and companion, Chuck Putnam of Rumford, daughter, Sherri True of Rumford, sons, Matthew True and Billy True; sister, Christine Thereau and husband, Dick; brothers, Vernon True, Klaus True and Robin True and wife, Sophie. Other survivors include several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by his parents; and daughter, Lisa Arsenault.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to VA nurse Penny Dennison; the staff at Umbagog Dialysis Center in Wilton; Med-Care Ambulance; and the trauma staff at Rumford Hospital for the wonderful care given to Larry, and a special thank you to Mike Mickeriz for driving him to and from his dialysis appointments.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the True family by visiting their guest book at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.