Norman Larson, 90, a Kensington resident since 1958, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at his home.
Born in raised in New Britain, Norman was a graduate of New Britain High School, class of 1944, as well as a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in business management. Following high school, he served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. Norman was head of production control at Kalart Victor in Plainville for 35 years before retiring in 1989. He was a member of First Lutheran Church of the Reformation in New Britain. In his free time, Norman was a huge fan of baseball, basketball and football, especially the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. He played basketball for New Britain High School as well as CCSU. He was a former basketball coach for the First Lutheran Church basketball team.
Surviving is a son, Gary Larson and his wife Christine of Glastonbury; a daughter, Vickie Anne Ponte of Berlin; and four grandchildren, Matthew and Kate Ponte, as well as Elizabeth and Eric Larson. He was predeceased by a sister, Lucille Larson.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hartford Healthcare At Home, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com .