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Francis "Larry" L. Federhen

November 24, 1931 — March 27, 2024



Francis “Larry” L. Federhen, 92, of Laconia, passed away on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024. Born on November 24th, 1931, in Newton, Massachusetts. He was the son of the late Herbert Federhen and Mae Federhen (Miller).

Following his graduation from Newton High School, Larry attended UNH and GMAC. During the Korean war, he joined the army but was kept in the Unites States because of his expertise in firearm instruction. Following the army, Larry had a long and successful career with General Motors. 

Larry shared 25 beautiful years of marriage with his first wife, Gretchen. After Gretchen passed away, he was blessed with another long and happy marriage with Leslie Hack, who passed away in 2011. Larry lived in Framingham, MA before moving to Harvard, MA where he was an active member of the Snow Mobile club and served as president of the Harvard Historical Society. Larry had always loved the lakes region of New Hampshire, which led him to purchase land on Rattlesnake Island and this is where he built a vacation home that the whole family enjoyed for many years. He then went on to settle in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. Larry loved gardening and all things cars, owning 3 antique cars at one time. He was a typical car guy and was an active member of PAL Auto League of New Hampshire serving as president for a few years. His biggest love was his love for his family, always ready with a hug and a smile.

Larry is Predeceased by his children; Laura and Eric. 

He is survived by his daughter; Jennifer, son in law David of Lancaster, MA, his Grandchildren; Derek and his wife Erin of Gardner, MA, Gretchen Santiago and husband Sam of Holden, MA and Joanna Benoit and husband Taylor Jacobson of Freeport ME, Emma Duncan of Rochester, NY and Aaron Kent of Boulder Colorado, along with 5 cherished great grandchildren.  

As per his request services are private. 
Any donations may be made to any organization of your choice.


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