Lawrence "Larry" E. Hurley

  • Born: August 11, 1925
  • Died: January 2, 2015
  • Location: North Port, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family

LAWRENCE "LARRY" E. HURLEY, 89, of North Port, Florida died Friday, January 2, 2015 at Tidwell Hospice Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Florida.

He was born August 11, 1925 in Saginaw, Michigan and moved to Florida in 2001 from Groton, Connecticut. He was a retired Data Management Chief for a defense contractor.He was a Methodist and a veteran of World War II, U.S. Navy. Lawrence was a life member of VFW Post 3263 of Mystic, CT, member of Port Charlotte Elks Lodge #2153, Masonic Lodge No. 1163 AF & AM of Chicago, IL, Scottish Rite, Valley of Dallas, TX, Araba Shrine of Fort Myers, FL,
Kiwanis Club of Port Charlotte, Midland Genealogical Society, Midland, TX, Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society, Charlotte County Genealogical Society, Inc., Charlotte County Computer Group at the Charlotte County Cultural Center and a life member of Sons of the American Revolution.

Survived by his loving family, daughters, Joyce Guffy of North Port, FL and Sandra Humphrey of Parker, CO; a brother, Wilber Hurley of Michigan; and 5 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday 10:00 AM, January 9, 2015 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Rev. Brian James of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment with military honors by the U.S. Navy will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida.

Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Dear Hurley Family:
It was with great sadness my discovering of Larry's passing. My friendship with Larry began when he first came to Groton, CT. He was a great asset to the Groton community for many years. Serving on the Board of Education in addition as Mayor for the Town of Groton. He was a wonderful individual and a great friend. I will miss his energy and smile.
With deepest sympathy,
Robert L. Zuliani, Groton, CT

Posted by Robert L. Zuliani - Groton, CT - Long good friend   February 25, 2015

Larry was always one who gave interesting stories and information about his ancestors. I remember he was so very fond of his Grandmother and that always impressed me since I also loved my Grandmother.

He was the one our group ask questions about computers since he was so knowledge on computers and the software.

He will be greatly missed by our group, The Round Table Discussion Group.

Posted by Flora Pulfrey - Port Charlotte, FL - friend through Genealogy/Compute   January 11, 2015

It has been my good fortune to have know Larry from our mutual memberships in the CCComputer and CCGenealogy and SWFLGerman Genealogy Societies. This goes back many years and over this time he has been a giving friend; always helpful to share his great knowledge in many fields and willing to take the time to help me with many problems, be they with computers, printers, and genealogy
puzzles. And he always did it with an unhurried manner and with a smile.
May the the good Lord give him his just reward.
Art Haug

Posted by Arthur J. Haug - Punta Gorda, FL - Friend for many years   January 09, 2015

I did not know Larry well but he was acheerful man and hard worker. He will be missed.

Posted by Carol Brown - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend from CCGS and SWFLGG   January 08, 2015

I am very sorry to read about your father's passing. I have many fond memories of your family when you lived in California.

Posted by Sharon Dame - El Cajon, CA - Friend   January 08, 2015

Our world and its children are better because of Larry. What an impact he had; his legacy of caring and serving through the Kiwanis clubs he belonged to is admired. Perfect attendance at meetings and always there for projects. Loved that man. As a former Lt. Governor we shared a special bond. So sorry I'll be out of state for his celebration. My prayers for the family.

Posted by Connie Thrasher - Port Charlotte, FL - Kiwanis Friend   January 08, 2015

It has been our pleasure working and socializing with you. You will be missed by many, your contributions are many.

Posted by Matt & Sylvioa Felber - Punta Gorda, FL - friend member of Genealogy Socie   January 06, 2015

I have not been a member of CCGSI that long but have witnessed how Larry was a very active member and he will be sorely missed. I respected his professionalism and work ethic. May he rest in peace and prayers and sympathy to his family.

Posted by Barbara South - Port Charlotte, FL - Charlotte County Genealogy Soci   January 06, 2015

Thank you for your Service. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Tzvi H - Woodmere, NY - Fellow American   January 06, 2015

Just a goodbye to Larry from a far-off cousin, Ray Vincent. The old timers are gradually disappearing. My prayers to the family.

Posted by Wilbur Ray Vincent - Davis, CA - Cousin   January 05, 2015

I've known Larry for just eight months, he being a office holder of CCGSI and a volunteer at the Genealogy room Mid-County Library. I relieved Larry, until recently, every Thursday afternoon at the library. We often discussed the history and his memories of Castine, Maine.
Larry, you are missed.

Posted by Chet Nichols - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend   January 04, 2015

Condolences to family from a fellow Patriot and lodge member.

Posted by Bradley Lines - Utica NY, NY - Fellow officer SAR.& Araba Shrin   January 04, 2015


My father was the greatest. He was always there for me, good times and bad times. He taught me how to be the best I could be with confidence.
He will be missed but never forgotten.
I am happy that he and my mother are now together again and at peace.
Love you Dad

Posted by Joy Guffy - Sarasota, FL - Daughter   January 04, 2015

You were always willing to step up and take charge of many organizations.Our paths crossed in several organizations. Sometimes you as the leader and sometimes you as a teacher in teaching the computer.
Fair well my Brother, fair well.
Andy Buell

Posted by Andy Buell - Lake Suzy, FL - Friend Brother Mason   January 04, 2015

May you rest in peace Larry. You have given of yourself for many years and now it is time to rest. Others will pick up where you left off and you have left giant shoes to fill. You have been a wonderful friend and a dedicated SAR member and brother to all of the DAR ladies. I have especially enjoyed working with you and your team these past few years and sharing all the fun and comradeship at the meetings. Jack was so proud to become one of your Brothers when he passed your Muster and joined you SAR Chapter. He/We will remember as long as we live. God has prepared a place for you in Heaven for all the good you have done here on this earth. Your friends. Jack and Suzy Hackett

Posted by Jack and Suzy Hackett - Punta Gorda, FL - SAR and DAR   January 04, 2015

Larry will be greatly missed by the Round Table Discussion Group. He always had interesting stories about his ancestors and always had helpful information to share.

Posted by Flora Pulfrey - Port Charlotte, FL - friend   January 04, 2015