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James Lawrence Scovill, Sr.

September 14, 1921 ~ May 20, 2022 (age 100)

Obituary

James Lawrence “Larry” Scovill, Sr., 100, of Middletown passed away on May 20, 2022 at Middlesex Hospital.  Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late John and Georgiana (Lord) Scovill.

Larry lived in Middletown and Cromwell throughout his life.  He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II at the Battle of the Bulge.  Larry was employed at Connecticut State Hospital for twenty-five years, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Manufacturing for nine years and at his sons business, Scovill Landscaping & Garden Center for many years.  He loved gardening, dancing, watching the birds and joking around.  Larry was a member of Higganum United Methodist Church.

Larry is survived by two sons, Arthur Scovill and his wife Sue of Higganum and James L. Scovill, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Cromwell; two daughters, Charlotte Pettersen and her partner John Perry of Higganum and Georgianna Duffy and her husband Shane of Colchester; nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Larry was predeceased by two wives, Arline (Tuller) Scovill and Helen (Dudley) Scovill; four brothers, Talcott, Fred, Ronald, and John and three sisters, Olive Larson, Doris Clark and Bernice Pettersen.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 1st at 11:00 am at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded.  Family and friends may call Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am before the service.  Per the family’s request, masks are required for all services. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry’s memory may be made to Higganum United Methodist Church, 248 Saybrook Road, Higganum, CT 06411 or Middlesex Hospital Hospice Unit, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457.  To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 1, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Doolittle Funeral Home
14 Old Church Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Funeral Service
Wednesday
June 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Doolittle Funeral Home
14 Old Church Street
Middletown, CT 06457

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