Wells, ME — Lawrence Michael Cato, 63, of 102 Stephen Eaton Way, Wells ME died February 18, 2013 after a long illness.
Larry, a Vietnam veteran served as a U.S Marine. Larry believed that serving his country was a very proud time in his life.
Larry was born and grew up in peabody, MA before enlisting in the Marine Corp at the age of 18. After his discharge Larry spent time traveling and exploring the country. Larry worked several jobs after settling in Salem, MA to raise his son.
Larry’s passion for music was evident as he taught himself to play the guitar and also wrote lyrics for many of his songs. He was very proficient in his music abilities and everyone who was blessed with being part of his musical world enjoyed what he offered musically. Humor, animals and music were his three passions and greatest joys of life he would often say.
Larry settled in Wells, ME with his life partner and best friend Lisa Helen Peters.
Larry was predeceased by his parents Cecil and Rose (Mello) Crawford and is survived by a son, Larry Cempellin and young grandson, Mark; his beloved Auntie Alice Kingston; a sister Rosemary “Chicki” Foley and her husband Frank; Cindy and Dean Hennessy; his brother, Christy Crawford; and his cousin Jack Kingston who he remained close with through the years.
A service will be held for Larry Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 at the Community Center, 102 Stephen Eaton Lane Wells, ME.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to:
Safe Haven Humane Society
1616 Post Road
Wells, ME 04090