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Lawrence “Larry” Raymond Deal

Lawrence “Larry” Raymond Deal, age 92 and long-time Groton resident, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020. He was a loving and devoted husband, for 65 years, to his beloved wife, Edna V. (Schweinsberg) Deal.
     Born in Cambridge, MA on September 23, 1928 he was the son of the late Raymond C. and Nettie V. (Young) Deal.
Raised and educated in Medford, Larry graduated from Medford High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country on the USS Columbus during the Korean War. Upon his return home he mar- ried Edna on June 18, 1955 in Medford and settled in Groton where they raised their family.
     Larry had a long and distinguished career as a safety manager with Wausau Insurance Company. For many years he served as the Chairman, of the Christian Endeavor Youth Con- ference at Northfield. Larry was an active member at Grace Cha- pel in Lexington, MA, where he attended weekly services, sang in the choir, and assisted as an usher. Spending time with his family, traveling, and tending to his vegetable garden were his favorite pastimes. Larry’s ancestors were the original founders of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, where he looked forward to annual trips, sharing his heritage with children and
grandchildren. Larry is also re- membered for being a talented calligrapher.
     Along with his wife, Edna, he is survived by his children, Glenn Deal and his wife, Laura, of Montague, NJ, Gary Deal and his wife, Davilee, of Oakdale, CT, Ja- nis Cooper and her partner, Jose Samson, of Meriden, NH and Karen Mullin and her husband, Greg, of Dover, NH; his grand- children, Amanda, Joshua, Cailin, Bobby, Michael, Jeffrey, Tyler, Alex, Nikki, and Christian and his great-grandchildren, Kieran, Nora and Lincoln. He was prede- ceased by his brother Frank.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Larry on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton. His funeral service and burial at Groton Cemetery will be for immediate family only.
     Donations in his memory may be made to Rejoice in the Lord, P.O. Box 18,000, Pensacola, FL 32523-9160.
Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Littleton. To share a memory or offer a condo- lence visit: www.badgerfuneral. com
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