BELFAST – Lawrence “Larry” Gleeson III, 67, died unexpectedly Oct. 22, 2009, in Belfast. He was born Feb. 17, 1942, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., the son of Lawrence and Susan (Jamieson) Gleeson II. Larry was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Vietnam era where he engineered and invented several new parts for aircraft. Larry and his wife, Cathy, moved into hydroelectric alternative energy and were one of the first to re-start this process in the early ’70s. He was always active in his community, participating in many civic boards and was always eager to engage in vibrant discussion. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed raising his family. Larry would be the first to tell you that he was actually a mathematician, although he always had a zest for life and actively participated in it. He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cathy Gleeson of Belfast; four sons, Renny Gleeson and his wife, Pam, of Oregon, Jason Gleeson and Diana of New York, Alex Gleeson and wife, Lisa, of Portland and Nick Gleeson and wife, Rebecca, of Virginia; two brothers, Chris and wife, Bonnie Gleeson, of Pennsylvania and Alan and wife, Kate Gleeson, of Connecticut; two sisters, Meg Gleeson and Barbara Gleeson, both of Connecticut; four grandchildren, four grandpuppies, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a time of fellowship with the family 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home. A graveside celebration of Larry’s life will be held Oct. 31 in Westport, Conn. Those who wish may make donations in Larry’s memory to Belfast-Waldo County Humane Society, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Belfast, ME 04915. Online condolences may be placed at www.crabielripostafuneralhome.com.
LAWRENCE ‘LARRY’ GLEESON III
Posted Oct. 23, 2009, at 8 p.m.