Lawrence W. “Pa” True
RUMFORD -– Lawrence W. “Pa” True, 69, of Mexico past away on August 3, 2012.
He was born October 31, 1942 in Mexico, the son of Emily Sinclair and Harold True.
Lawrence was a resident of this community most of his life. He was a student in the Mexico school district and served in the U.S. Navy. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing the guitar. He recently became interested in baseball card collecting and trading.
Over the years, he was employed at Bass Shoe, Thurston’s Mill and Highland Lumber. Prior to fighting his battle with diabetes and blindness, he was employed at the Mexico Mobile Station.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Gaudet/Arsenault) True; three daughters, Debbie Virgin and husband, Steve of Dixfield, Darcy Arsenault and companion, Chuck Putnam of Rumford, and Sherri True of Rumford; four sons, Ernie Arsenault and companion, Lynn of Waterboro, Chris Arsenault and companion, Debbie Gallant of Rumford, Matthew True and Billy True; a sister, Christine Thereau and husband, Dick; brothers, Robin True and wife, Sophie, Vernon True and Klaus True; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by his parents and a daughter, Lisa Arsenault.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to VA nurse Penny Dennison, the staff at Umbagog Dialysis Center in Wilton, Med-Care Ambulance, and the Trauma staff at Rumford Hospital for the wonderful care given to Larry, and a special thank you to Mike Mickeriz for driving him to and from his dialysis appointments.
There will be a celebration of life for “Pa" at his home, 10 Woodland Ave. in Mexico, at 1 p.m. Saturday. Friends and family are encouraged to join us and share with us some of our memories.