- Larry R. "Butch" Pelletier, 69, died November 26, 2016, at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, surrounded by his family. He was born July 28, 1947, in New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Laurier R. and Pearl E. (Davis) Pelletier.
He graduated from Ellsworth High School, University of Maine, Farmington with a BA degree, and earned his Masters at University of Maine, Orono. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Butch taught kindergarten and first grade for 6 years. After teaching he joined the family business, Larry's Pastry. He and his younger sister, Launa Picard became co-owners of the bakery. While at the pastry shop, he continued to nurture and educate all his employees on work ethic, community values, and the importance of giving back. One of his favorite things was when he held nursery school and grade school tours. Butch continued baking until this fall at Friend's and Family Market. Butch enjoyed being outdoors whether he was mowing lawns or riding in his convertible. He had a kind and loving heart and a sarcastic wit, which many of the local community members enjoyed. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Maureen (Meehan); daughter, Meghan Pelletier; his dog Zoe; brother, Leo Pelletier; sister, Launa Picard and husband, Ron, all of Ellsworth, Joan Weiser of Wellington, FL, and Lorraine Couture and husband, Skip, of MA; and nephews, Kurt, Scott, Keefe, Connor, Shane and Danny. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Leith; and sister, Lynn.
Calling hours will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Services will be private. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Butch's memory may be made to Brigham & Women's Hospital, Heart Transplant Unit, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115 or Downeast YMCA, 238 State St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.
Published on  November 29, 2016