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July 15, 1921 - June 10, 2022
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Dorothy “Dor Dor” (Nolan) Larson, of Old Forge, passed away Friday morning at home. She was 100 years young.
On November 3, 1995, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Alfred Larson.
Born in Scranton on July 15, 1921, and daughter of the late George and Mary (Cavanaugh) Nolan, Dorothy was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School. She worked as a secretary for Penn State University’s Worthington Campus and served as the purchasing clerk for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital before raising her amazing family of five children. She last worked and retired from Scranton Dry Goods.
Dorothy was a voracious reader, especially of fiction novels, and she always enjoyed her weekly trips to the library. Even relatively recently, she was still able to complete a book in a single day.
Throughout her life she had helped countless people in countless ways and was always the first person to encourage others to both follow their dreams and never put something off.
Remembered as easy-going, kind, loving and simply awesome, she was an amazing mother whose legacy will long live on through the four generations she leaves behind.
She is survived by her adoring family including five children, Nancy Larson of Dunmore, Alfred Larson and wife Patricia of Wilkes Barre, Mary Van Wert and husband Richard of Langhorne, June Maziarz and husband John of Fairless Hills and Janet Cosentini and husband Anthony (Tony) of Old Forge; sixteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The last surviving of eight Nolan siblings, she was preceded in death by brothers, George, Jack and Joseph Nolan; and sisters, Blanche McIntyre, Florence Hefner, Claire Sentz and infant Mary Nolan.
Her family would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Linda Frantz and her entire staff, as well as the staffs of Allied Hospice and G.C.M.C.’s 8th floor for their outstanding and dedicated care.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Wednesday at 11:15 AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a noon Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge, to be celebrated by Rev. August Ricciardi, Pastor. Burial will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to Allied Services Hospice at 100 Abington Executive Park, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.