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HAMPSTEAD, NH: Gerald Larkin, 85, of Hampstead, N.H., died March 27, 2015.

He was born in Malden, Mass. on May 14, 1929, and was the son of William and Leta (Devine) Larkin.

He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Bronze Star Medal. After his service, he held various jobs before joining the North Reading Post Office, where he worked until he retired.

He married Sonja (Andersen) Larkin in 1959 and had resided in North Reading until 1973, when he moved to Danville, N.H., where he raised his family. He later moved to Hampstead, and spent his time between New Hampshire and Nova Scotia, Canada.

He lost the love of his life, Sonja, on February 22, 2015. He is survived by his children, Erik Larkin of Danville, Dwight and Sonja Larkin of Sandown, and Lilly and Donald Martin of Danville. He leaves 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Myrtle Currier of Florida, Nancy Grandmont of Malden, Mass.; and sister-in-law ,Jenesta Larkin of Hudson, N.H. He was predeceased by his sister, Ethel Day; and brothers, Clyde Larkin, Kenneth Larkin, Ernest Larkin, Lester Larkin, and Alfred Larkin.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at First Congregational Church, 6 Church St., Kingston, N.H. He will be buried, along with his beloved wife, Sonja, on Friday, May 1, at 11 a.m., at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Donations in his memory may be made to First Congregational Church, Kingston.
Published on  April 12, 2015
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