1939 – 2015

NORWAY — Larry L. White, successful businessman, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, succumbed in his valiant battle against Parkinson’s disease on Tuesday, July 14. He was 75 years old.

Born in Lewiston on Dec. 3, 1939, to Melvin and Helen (Hardy) White, Larry moved with his parents to Hudson, Mass., as a young boy. He attended school in Massachusetts, where he later met his wife, Frances “Terri” Coolidge. Larry and Terri married on Feb. 28, 1960.

In 1972, Larry returned to Maine, where he acquired White’s Marina from his uncle, Alton White. Together with Terri, Larry ran the Marina for over 30 years. In 1990, their son, Michael, joined the business and later, in 2002, their grandson, Nicholas, also came to work with them.

Larry was involved in his community, serving as a volunteer firefighter in Massachusetts, as a Boy Scout leader and Little League coach. He participated in and contributed his expertise to the Norway Trackers Snowmobile Club, which was “nearest and dearest” to his heart for many years.

In addition to snowmobiling, Larry enjoyed boating, hiking, biking and traveling in the United States with his wife. However, he most enjoyed the times he spent with his family and friends — at home or on the lake. It was no surprise when he declared shortly before he died, “I have the most wonderful family and the best friends on Earth.”

Larry is survived by his wife, Frances “Terri”; his son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Randa; his daughter, Michelle; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. His brother, David White; and sister, Patricia Ainsleigh, also survive him.

Terri and her children are especially thankful for the care and support Larry received in his final illness. Especially noteworthy are his beloved granddaughter, Brooklee Marshall, Dr. Medd and all the health care providers at home and at Stephens Memorial Hospital, who administered care to Larry with love and compassion — such care could not have been matched anywhere.

Condolences and tributes may be shared with Larry’s family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.

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