Lawrence R. Longley

BERKSHIRE: Lawrence R. Longley, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester, following a battle with Leukemia.

He was born in Meriden, CT on June 20, 1955, to the late Ralph & Marilyn (McKinney) Longley.

Larry was a banjo picking, bluegrass loving, hard-working jack-of-all trades, master of all. He played in multiple bluegrass bands over the years and would frequent bluegrass festivals around the area. He had a passion for logging and mechanic work. He could fix just about anything – tractors, crawlers, skidders, farm machinery, you name it! And the jokes were always free of charge.

Aside from work and bluegrass, Larry enjoyed history, visiting with his buddies, sipping Natty Light, and telling jokes and stories. He was known to putter around home, fish, hunt, maple sugar, spend time with his family and baby his pets. He will be remembered as a true Vermonter – loyal, sincere, and hard working.

He is survived by his wife, Janet (Archambault) Longley of Berkshire; their children, Angela Annis and her husband Jason of Ashburn, VA, and Joanne Longley of Colchester; grandchildren, Jonathan & Carter Annis; his cat, Hudini; brothers and sister-in-law, Richard and Doris Archambault, Pauline and Rosaire Messier, George Archambault, Robert and Betty Archambault, Cecile and Jack Callan, Rita Drinkwater and significant other Paul Senesac, Dick and Lorinda Michaud, John and Linda Archambault, and Debbie Austin; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Larry was predeceased by his brother, Maurice Longley, and brother-in-law, Henry Archambault.

Friends and family were invited to Larry’s Life Celebration to include visitation from 1-3:00 PM on Monday, May 3, 2021 followed with a funeral service at 3:00 PM at the Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home, 96 Dickenson Ave., Enosburg Falls, VT. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Enosburgh.

For those who wish, contributions in Larry’s memory may be made to any Humane Society.

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