Larry D. Pettengill Sr.

1940 – 2009

LEWISTON – Larry Don Pettengill Sr., 69, of Gloria Avenue, died on Friday, Aug. 14, at Central Maine Medical Center after a long illness as a result of smoking. His loving family was by his side.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1940, in Auburn, to Don Pettengill and Eleanor Hobbs Pettengill. He resided with Asa and Stella Pettengill in the family homestead in Minot. Larry attended the Verrill one-room school house in Minot before returning to Auburn to reside with his mother. He graduated from Edward Little in 1958, and married the former Gloria Banville on April 16, 1959.

Larry worked for United Shoe Machinery for 20 years and then for Bath Iron Works as a machinist until becoming disabled because of health issues. He was very proud of his two sons, Chip and Carl.

Larry enjoyed hunting, camping, bird watching, crossword puzzles, reading and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed his grandchildren.

The Pettengill genealogy dates back to Richard Pettengill, born in
England, 1620. They came to the United States approximately 8 to 10
years after the Mayflower and were the second family to settle in
Lewiston. There are presently 14 generations of Pettengills in the
United States.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gloria Pettengill; sons, Carl, Larry “Chip” Jr. and his wife, Denise, a special daughter-in-law, who when Larry mentioned he liked a particular dish, would bring him one the next day. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Zachary and his wife, Chantel, and Matthew Pettengill, Cara, Kristina, Lindsey and Andrew Gaumont; brother, Donald Pettengill and his wife, Barbara; sisters, Theresa Elrod and her husband, Steven, Linda Maeyoshimoto, Patsy Harris Tardiff Morin Meserve Landry, Pamela and her husband, Louis Cote; sister-in-law, Lorraine Houle and her husband, Bob; also many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents.

All of the Pettengill family would like to express our deepest thanks to Dr. William Lee, Dr. Evan Ramser, the entire staff of CMMC’s T3 and the staff of Androscoggin Hospice Care for their support in this difficult time.

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