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Lawrence "Larry" Eugene Comins

April 26, 1938 ~ April 17, 2018 (age 79)

Larry went into the Loving Arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ April 17, 2018.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont, NY.

Larry was born April 26, 1938 to H. Eugene and Kathleen Barth Comins in Cape Vincent, NY and graduated from Lyme Central School in 1955.

Larry was employed as a lineman with IBEW 1249 and served in the Army 1961-1963. He was Chief of Chaumont Fire Dept. from 1969 to 1973. He was Mayor of Chaumont 1973-1977. He was a commercial fisherman and built the Chaumont Bait Shop, Mariner Restaurant and a motel. Larry was a Real Estate Agent with Christensen Realty until retirement in 2008.

Larry married Janice Wiley on May 17, 1958 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rosiere. He is survived by his wife Janice, their children and spouses; son Michael and Denise and daughter Rachel and Walton Sugrue, all of Chaumont. His siblings Audrey and late husband Francis Garett, Fern, Watertown, Leslie and wife Diane, Chaumont, Christine, Colorado, Dan and wife Carol, N. Carolina, Trina, Colorado. Also 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Larry was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting. He was a practical joker and always willing to go above and beyond to help anyone in need and he loved his family and grandchildren and kids in general.

Larry loved his community and people in general. Dementia is a terrible disease that Larry unfortunately suffered from, and if anyone felt hurt or offended, it was not intentional.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday April 28th, 4-7pm at Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont. The funeral will be held at 2pm, Sunday April 29th at Airport Christian Fellowship Church across from the Watertown Airport.   

The family would like to thank the 5th and 8th floor staff at Samaritan Keep Home for their wonderful and compassionate care of Larry while he resided there.

Donations may be made to Airport Christian Fellowship Church 17315 St. Rte. 12F, Dexter, NY, 13634, the Chaumont Fire Dept. 11385 NY 12E, Chaumont, NY, 13622, or to the Three Mile Bay Ambulance 8581 NYS 12 E, Three Mile Bay, NY 13693.

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Donations may be made to:

Airport Christian Fellowship Church
17315 NY State Rt 12F, Dexter NY 13634

Three Mile Bay Ambulance
8581 NYS 12 E, Three Mile Bay NY 13693

Chaumont Fire Dept.
11385 NY-12E, Chaumont NY 13622

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