Larry Joseph Lanata, 73, of Keene, N.H., and formerly of West Westminster, Vt., passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester from a recent fall. The family takes solace in knowing “God saw you getting weary, he put his hands around you. You gently slipped away”.
Larry was born on May 16, 1948, in Glastonbury, Conn., the son of the late Evelyn (DeForge) and Stefano Lanata. He was educated in Connecticut and graduated from Glastonbury High School class of 1966. He went on in his studies earning a bachelor’s degree in business from Southern New Hampshire University, class of 1970. He continued on and graduated from New England University with a master’s degree in business and accounting, Class of 1974.
On September 19, 1970, he exchanged vows with Miriam D. Olmsted at the First Congregational Church in East Hartford. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for 50 years.
He was the proprietor of Larry Joseph Lanata, CPA for four years until his retirement in 2020. Prior, he began his career with the international financial firm KPMG in the Hartford, Conn., office. He also worked for Joseph Pieciak and Co. as a CPA for 10 years and Vermont Yankee as the treasurer for two years.
Larry was a man of faith and member of the Westminster Congregational Church in Westminster, Vt. He was fun loving, kind, generous, and firm in his moral beliefs. Larry also gave freely of his time as a member of the Westminster Rotary Club and the Boys and Girls Club.
Mr. Lanata is survived by his loving wife, Miriam D. Lanata of Keene and a brother, Leon Lanata and his wife Leslie of Simsbury, Conn. He is also survived by cousins, several nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Fink, and brothers-in-law Richard Fink and Robert Olmsted. In keeping with Larry’s wishes, there are no calling hours. Burial will take place later in the family lot at Lincoln-Noyes Cemetery, Greensboro, Vt. Donations can be made in memory of Larry J. Lanata to: Boys and Girls Club, 17 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 or to Keene Fire Department, 31 Vernon St., Keene, NH 03431, www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.