Lawrence E. “Larry” Emmons, 84, of East Hampton, beloved husband of Mary Jo (Richichi) Emmons died peacefully at his home on Saturday June 30th surrounded by his loving family. Born June 29, 1934 in New Milford, CT he was the son of the late Donald J. and Jessie (Howland) Emmons Jr. Larry was a graduate of New Milford High School and he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Larry woke each morning, after calling his hawk to the feeder, he would sit and have his breakfast watching the hawk eat, listening to 92.5. He saw the hawk for the last time on his birthday. He cherished his hunting trips to Jackman Maine for many years with his buddies and in later years enjoyed watching deer on his property. You would often see Larry and his best friend Red make the rounds at the local clubs and then lunch at the Portland Restaurant. Larry and Red had many adventures together.
He was a member of over 20 organizations, active and proud to have served his community. Leading the Old Home Day Parade in his Model A Ford, helping his neighbors in anyway he could, each snowfall plowing out the neighborhood. Larry taught his daughters the joy of fishing and would get up early opening day to go to his special spot and bring home their limit. He instilled the values of love of family and trust, and helped his girls to grow strong and he cherished his grandchildren with all his heart. It was his pleasure to host many club events at Emmons Golden Pond. Two of the last where the annual Yankee Pole Cat Insulator picnic and the kids fishing derby sponsored by the American Legion in Marlborough. Larry was a member or life member of over 20 organizations including the Masons, VFW, Elks Club, American Legion, Old Home Days, Belltown Antique Car Club, to name only a few. In his younger years he rode his Harley with the Bridgeport Motorcycle Assoc. After retirement Larry kept busy repairing small engine equipment, worked part time at Nichols Bus Service and selling shinners from Emmons Golden Pond, cutting and stacking wood and keeping his property looking like a park. Larry was very proud of his pond which was registered as Emmons Golden Pond and named the most natural pond in the state. Besides his wife Mary Jo he is survived by his daughters Tammy Scherp and Patty Ann Emmons of East Hampton, a sister Bette Lou Emmons of New Milford, brother Wayne (Judy) Emmons of FL, brother Richard (MaryAnn) Emmons of New Milford, sister Judy (Dan) Volstad of Bethel, sister-in-law Patricia Lamphier of MA, grandchildren Amanda Januszewski (Mike), David Scherp (fiancé Jenn Cole), Joshua Hurley, Sarah Scherp (fiancé Adam Rogers), great grandson Timmy, great granddaughter Cali, step grandson Jason Livingston, several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Gary Emmons. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Friday July 6th from 5PM until 7PM. Burial with Military Honors will be held Saturday at 9AM in the CT State Veteran’s Cemetery on Bow Lane in Middletown. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.