Obituary: Lawrence ‘Larry’ Peter Mathews, 89

Lawrence “Larry” Peter Mathews, age 89, passed away on Friday, the 7th of June at The Pines Nursing Home in Bristol, CT after many years of Lewy Body Disease.

Born in International Falls, MN on September 22, 1929, Larry was the son of Peter G. and Violet (Bolz) Mathews.

Larry served for 4 years in the U. S. Air Force; most of that time was spent at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC. Upon discharge in 1952, Larry and his wife Alice Arandas moved to Greensburg, PA, Alice’s home town. Larry was employed by the I-T-E Circuit Breaker Co. in Greensburg until 1969 when he was transferred to the New Haven, CT office as a Product Sales Engineer.

In addition to his parents, Larry was predeceased by his sister Phyllis in 2008 and his daughter Christine Mathews Albert in 1984.

Larry is survived by his wife Alice, his son Lawrence Jr. (Kimberly), his daughter Pamela Zukley (Kenneth), his son-in-law James Albert and his wife Denise, his grandchildren Mya Cyr (Mark), twins Ian Zukley (Kristen) and Jordan Nyberg (Christopher) and Larry’s youngest grandchild, Christine Mathews. Larry also leaves his 3 much-loved great-grandchildren Phillip Cyr, Victoria Cyr, and Miriam Nyberg.

Larry enjoyed bowling, woodworking, theater and travel. He and Alice did many Road Scholar Programs where they met people from all parts of the country with whom they have maintained strong friendships. Most of all, Larry enjoyed the close and constant contact and happy times with his children and grandchildren.

A memorial service for the family will be held at a later date. If anyone wishes, a donation can be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit