Larry's Story

CORINTH - Larry Norris Pineo, 76, passed away following a brief illness on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Larry was born on May 25, 1939, in Addison, to Norris Pineo and Margaret Davis Pineo Guptill.

He grew up in Columbia Falls and attended Columbia Falls High School, Washington State Teachers College and the University of Maine at Orono, where he earned advanced degrees in Education. Following college, he pursued his dreams and became a lifelong educator and education administrator.

He married Karen Drisko on April 29, 1960, and together they raised four children who were his pride and joy. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Troy Pineo and Barbara of Corinth, Todd Pineo and Laura of Norridgewock, Tara Pineo Severance and Mark of Glenburn and Toby Pineo and Alecia of Hampden. Grandchildren include Tyler and Taryn Pineo, Melissa Russell and David, Rachel Monette, Emily and Andrew Pineo, Jillian and Jonathan Severance, Kip and Joshua Stanley and Alana and Abram Pineo. Two great-grandchildren include Quinn and Brynn Russell. Larry is also survived by his siblings, Lita Bagley of Columbia Falls, Marvin Pineo and Velma of Jonesboro and Vance Pineo and Hilary of Columbia Falls. Additionally, Larry is survived by brother-in-law, Hugh Drisko and his wife, Junita, several nieces and nephews and a few very special friends. He was predeceased by his parents; his stepfather, Ira Guptill; his in-laws, Keith and Donna Drisko; brother-in-law, Merton Bagley; and sister-in-law, Sharon Rolfe and her husband, Lyle.

There will be a private gathering at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home.
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