Lawrence “Larry” Smith, 79, passed away in Boothbay on the evening of Jan. 3, after a lengthy illness. Born on Nov. 5, 1939 in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of William and Agnes Smith.
Larry grew up in New Jersey, attending schools there, enlisting in the U.S. Navy, and later graduating from college with his degree in Library Science. For many years he worked in the sugar industry, living in New Jersey and Brooklyn, N.Y.
A couple years after retiring, he moved to Maine and lived in Pemaquid, Damariscotta, and most recently Boothbay.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a nephew, Thomas MacGregor.
Larry is survived by sister and husband Billie and Thomas MacGregor of Athens, NY; and great-niece, Elizabeth MacGregor of New York.
Per Larry’s wishes, all services will be private.
Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.