LACONIA — Patricia Larson of Laconia, NH, died at the Taylor Community Nursing Home on September 20, 2013 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, John Larson, a son, Norman Larson and his wife Joyce, a daughter, Lacy Sutak, sisters, Ruth Laird and Elizabeth Mohr, brothers, John and Jeffrey Young, and her grandchildren, Ethan and Eric Larson, and Benjamin and Meredith Sutak.
Mrs. Larson was born in Brooklyn Methodist Hospital to Methodist minister Louis Young and his wife, Jean, on November 19, 1940. She spent her pre-high school years in Patterson and Hackensack, New Jersey and high school in Trumbull, Connecticut. She graduated from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. While in college, Mrs. Larson was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a condition she struggled with for the rest of her life. After she married, she worked in an employment agency until she began to raise her family, which she did lovingly. She also worked part time as a church youth fellowship director in various churches in Connecticut.
Mrs. Larson enjoyed reading, flower gardening, all kinds of crafts and quilting. An avid card player, she enjoyed bridge, Michigan rummy and other games. She enjoyed watching television, especially classic movies. She played the piano and computer games. She excelled at canning and her family looked forward each Christmas to receiving her cross-cut pickles and peach jelly. She especially enjoyed making hand stitched quilts and giving them to family and friends. As her health failed, she loved to sit in her recliner watching television, especially westerns, or "talent shows" like "Dancing with the Stars" and "Bachelor/Bachelorette".
Her funeral will be private. Donations in her name may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Taylor Community Sunshine Fund. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care extended to Mrs. Larson during her residence at Taylor.
For Patricia's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com