Albert ‘Chris’ Larsen Sr., 67

NAPLES — Albert “Chris” Larsen Sr., 67, passed away on Jan. 30, 2013, with his wife at his side.

Born on April 10, 1945, to Norman and Jennie Larsen, he grew up in Naples and graduated from Bridgton High School. As a young man, he enjoyed stock car racing and working on a pit crew for car #74. This is where he met the love of his life. On May 7, 1967, he married Catherine M. Tielinen and together they raised three children. Chris, as he was known to his friends and family, prided himself on working hard and providing for his wife and three children. He was a retired lineman from Central Maine Power.

Chris loved to fish, passing this on to his children when they were young, teaching them to fly fish, tie their own flies and landing their first salmon, and later bass fishing, how to skip a lure under the dock to get the bass hiding under it. He shared this love of fishing not only with his family, but also with his many friends in his bass federation. Chris also volunteered his time and passion for fishing with the children of Camp Sunshine, making sure that each child that climbed upon his boat got the chance to land a fish. He often got them to kiss it for a photo!

Chris is survived by his mother, Jennie Larsen of Naples; sister, Linda Goslin of Stoughton, Mass.; his wife of 45 years, Catherine Larsen; three children, Chris Larsen Jr., Lisa Anderson and Anne Larsen, all of Naples; and eight grandchildren and a great-grandson, who added to the family legacy as another fifth generation.

Chris was loved deeply by his family and will be remembered lovingly in countless family memories.

A celebration of Chris’ life was held at the Naples Town Gym on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. Arrangements were by Hall Funeral Home, Casco.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to: The Autism Society of Maine, 72B Main St., Winthrop, ME 04364.

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