Dorothy A. Larsen, 80
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PORTLAND -- Dorothy A. Larsen, 80, of Forest Ave. died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at Maine Medical Center with her family by her side.
Dorothy was born in Portland on June 26, 1931 the daughter of Edward L. Sr. and Mary Frances Levesque Delaney. She was educated at Sacred Heart School and graduated from Portland High School in the class of 1949.
On June 20, 1953 she married Bernard N. Larsen at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Portland.
Dorothy worked for New England Telephone Company for several years. In 1956, Bernard Larsen and brother-in-law, Thomas Moran, started Moran's Market on outer Forest Avenue. After Thomas Moran's passing, Bernie and Dottie continued the store. Together with their children, the market is still operating today with the same family and business values with which it was started over 55 years ago.
Dottie enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends. Whether she was at camp on Highland Lake or entertaining her family at home for the holidays, Dorothy loved cooking and sharing stories with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed winter trips to Florida with her husband and sister, watching the cooking channel, old movies, reading the daily paper and crossword puzzle.
Dorothy was predeceased by a sister Catherine Delaney-Lorello, two brothers James and John Delaney. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Bernard N. Larsen; a daughter Krista and her husband Kevin Lynch of Scarborough, three sons Peter N. and his wife Cathy Larsen of Portland, Paul C. and his wife Nancy Larsen of Raymond, John E. and his wife Judy Larsen of Windham; twelve grandchildren, Erin Lynch, Kyla Murphy, Kelly Lynch, Alison Austin, Lauren Lynch, Shannon Larsen, Martin Larsen, Leonard Larsen, Mary Larsen, Christian Larsen, Erika Smith, Neal Larsen; three great-grandchildren, Avery and Rose Murphy, Sebastian Larsen; a sister Mary S. Burns of Cape Elizabeth, two brothers Edward L. and his wife Joan Delaney of Pennsylvania, Robert W. and his wife Marie Delaney of Portland; many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 from to 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 followed by a 9:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, corner of Mellon and Sherman Street, Portland. Burial will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ctcrawford.com
Those who wish may make contributions in Dorothy's memory to: Barbara Bush Children's Hospital,
Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102
Dorothy A. Larsen
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from January 15 to January 16, 2012