Laurence “Larry” Cyr

MONMOUTH – The world has lost one of its best. Lawrence “Larry” Cyr passed away Nov. 28, 2023. Larry was born June 14, 1928, to Lucie and Jean Cyr. He was a brother to Anne Gorey, Gertrude Cyr, Raymond, Edward, Claude, Lionel and Walter Cyr. He was schooled in Hamlin Plantation.

He came “south” where he met his wife, Rosalie Barry while she cared for him as a patient. They married Sept. 5, 1953, and moved to Monmouth. They have four sons, Michael (and Karen), James, John, and L Joey (and Angela), eight grandchildren, Andrew Cyr (and Michelle), Matthew Cyr (and Melissa), Corey Cyr (and Amy), Shawn Cyr (and Tasha), Elizabeth Cyr (and Stephen), Nicholas Cyr (and Lauren), Heather Cyr and Emily Cyr. He had nine great-grandchildren that all thought Grandpa Larry was quite terrific!

Larry opened Larry’s Garage in 1955 which grew to be Larry & Sons, Inc. He continued to work in the business until he was 85. Larry was an extremely hard worker, still cutting his own firewood until he was 94.

He was a former member of the Monmouth School Board, the Monmouth Lions Club, the Kennebec County Sherrif’s Department, and the Used Car Dealer Association of Maine. Larry also served as the Chief of Police in Monmouth for a short time.

In 1979, he and Rosalie started to Winter in Port Charlotte, Florida where he proudly worked at Charlotte County SeaWall until 2018.

Larry was predeceased by his parents, his siblings, his wife, Rosalie and his daughter in law, Margaret Kimball.

Larry stayed extremely healthy and active until his last year. He was a friend to all. He loved all animals and shared many memories of former pets. His final home was on Sand Pond in Monmouth. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

At Larry’s request, there will be no services. Private interment at Monmouth Ridge Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Monmouth, Maine. Arrangements by BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine.

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