1941 – 2014

CANTON — Larry E. Purington, 72, a resident of Jay, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Victorian Villa Rehabilitation in Canton, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Avon on Dec. 7, 1941, a son of Henry Purington and Alice (Cushman) Purington. He attended Wilton Academy and later joined the U.S. Navy in 1959, serving on the USS Independence. On June 6, 1964, he married his wife, Aline Legere.

Larry worked for over 35 years at International Paper Co., at both the Otis and Androscoggin mills in Jay. He was a member of the International Paper Quarter Century Club and a former member of AMVETS of Wilton.

He enjoyed fly-fishing, hunting, four-wheeling and flying as a private pilot.

Larry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Aline Purington, of Jay; his son, Joseph Purington and his wife, Gail, of Hooksett, N.H.; his daughter, Jennifer White and her husband, Chris, of Jay; three grandchildren, Jordan Purington and Morgan and Bennett White; brothers, Toby, Jan and Errol Purington; and sisters, Lilla Yates and Deb Purington.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Bell Hurd and Tracy and Lorellie Purington.

The family would like to thank the nurses at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, as well as the staff at the Victorian Villa.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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