Larry Tirrell, 75, of Raymond, New Hampshire died on November 28, 2018 at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in East Meadow, NY on December 4, 1942.
A devoted and hardworking husband, father, and grandfather, Larry was an avid classic car enthusiast, and his favorite sport was snowmobiling. He also enjoyed fly fishing and clamming in his younger years. He was a devoted fan of the New England Patriots.
Larry attended West Hampstead High School in West Hampstead, NY and continued his education in the Navy where he served our country for several years. He also studied at Suffolk Community College in Long Island, NY. Before retiring in 2009, Larry worked for the State of NH for 22 years, and prior to that Ferrous Technologies, Inc. in Lawrence, MA.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, Cynthia "Cindy" J. Tirrell of Raymond, NH, his parents Joseph W. Tirrell of Franklin Square, NY and Helen Braun of Haverstraw, NY, sisters Helen Mostberger of Florida, Patricia Hawkesworth of Haverstraw, NY, and Doris McDonough of Saugerties, NY.
He is survived by his brothers, Joseph Tirrell and Robert Tirrell, and sisters, Joan Hawkesworth, Jane LaConte, all of Florida and sister, Barbara Harney of Wisconsin, daughter Karen Fortier and her husband Charles Fortier of Key West FL, daughter, Jennifer Scioscia and her husband Anthony Scioscia of Raymond, NH, granddaughter Jessie Towle of Candia, NH, grandson, Nicholas Scioscia of Raymond, NH, granddaughter Samantha Scioscia of Raymond, NH, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and his beloved dog, Bailey Rose.
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Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping St., Raymond, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 26 Crystal Ave., Derry, NH 03038. A potluck luncheon with friends and family will follow the funeral ceremony at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry's honor to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute at danafarbergiving.org