SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 12, 2012

Constance Pearl (Allen) Larson, 77


Formerly of Danvers and Port Charlotte, Fla. — Connie Pearl (Allen) Larson, passed away December 8, 2012, after a brief illness. Connie was the daughter of the late Roger and Irma Allen of Marblehead.

Predeceased by her husband, John A. Larson, she was the much loved mother of Mitchell Larson and his wife, Marcia of Danvers, Bret Larson of Howell, N.J., Lori Auger of Lake Mary, Fla., and Matthew Larson and his fiance, Stephanie Schwartz of Alexandria, Va. She was the loving and proud grandmother of Jenna and Kyle Larson of Danvers and Tyler Auger of Lake Mary, Fla. Connie is also survived by her sister, Judith Conn of Nahant; a niece, Wendye Brick and nephew, Gary Conn. Connie also leaves behind many wonderful friends in both Massachusetts and Florida.

Born in Brunswick, Maine, Connie was a 1953 graduate of Marblehead High School. She attended the University of New Hampshire and was a graduate of the Chandler School in Boston. Connie and her husband John owned QR Engineering in Danvers for many years before moving to Dunedin, Fla. in 1985. Upon retiring to Port Charlotte, Fla., Connie was instrumental in introducing the Stephens Ministry to the Pilgrim United Church in Port Charlotte where she was a vibrant and active member. She was truly an inspiration to all who knew her. A longtime friend of Bill W, her wisdom and kind heart will be missed by all.

ARRANGEMENTS: Connie will be remembered in a funeral service in Port Charlotte, Fla., at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 14, at the Pilgrim United Church. Perform a random act of kindness in her memory. It would have made Connie happy.