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Laurent S. Martel

February 11, 1949 — May 8, 2024


Laurent S. Martel, a beloved soul known for his sense of humor, has departed from this world. Born on February 11, 1949, in Bangor, Maine, Larry brought endless joy to those around him with his fun sense of humor and unwavering persistence in the face of challenges.
Throughout his life, Larry had lasting memories by engaging with wildlife, particularly squirrels, and sporting his collection of T-shirts adorned with witty slogans. His passion for wildlife reflected his nurturing nature and brought a touch of enchantment to his surroundings. Larry enjoyed the urban environment. It was there that his uncanny ability to become friends with anyone immediately flourished. He had the ability to drum up conversation and make a lifelong friend under any circumstance. 
Larry’s educational journey culminated in a bachelor’s degree from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, preparing him for his time as a VISTA volunteer working with Lakota Sioux in South Dakota and later developing the farmer’s market at the H.O.M.E. Co-op in Orland, Maine.  His career path was marked by diligence and professionalism, leaving an indelible mark on the places he worked, Bouyea Fassett Bakery in the shipping department and IBM as a programmer, and the hearts he touched. He was very active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conferences. 
He peacefully passed away on May 8, 2024, at Northwestern Medical Center, leaving behind a legacy that will be cherished by all who knew him. Larry is survived by his loving sister Jill Martel, along with his nephews Ethan Croce and Andrew Croce. He is predeceased by his parents Pauline and Laurent Martel and his sister Gail Martel-Napurano and his special friend Pamela Shedrick. 
A visitation to honor Larry’s memory will take place on May 12, 2024, 3-5PM at the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton, VT. The gathering will be a time to reminisce about the light he brought into this world and celebrate the life he lived. Burial will be private in St. Ann Cemetery Milton. 
Larry S. Martel may have departed from our midst, but his spirit lives on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. As we bid farewell to a dear soul who brightened our lives in myriad ways, may we find solace in the memories we shared and the love that will endure beyond measure.

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Minor Funeral and Cremation Center

237 Route US-7, PO Box 113, Milton, VT 05468

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