Lawrence W. Linehan Jr.
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Salem, NH - Lawrence W. Linehan Jr., 61, of Salem, N.H., passed away, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, November 14, 2019, after losing his valiant battle with cancer. He grew up in Methuen, Mass., the son of the late Florence (Shea) and Lawrence Linehan Sr. Larry graduated from Central Catholic High School.
Larry was an entrepreneur and he founded Linehan Landscaping 20 years ago. He worked tirelessly to build a successful business and he had an unwavering commitment to provide for his employees. He continually modeled a conscientious and compassionate work ethic. Larry had a zest for life and enjoyed spending his time outdoors, boating, snowmobiling, and UTVing. Larry treasured his family and embraced every moment with them. He especially loved his role as Grampy. He had a vivacious personality and he was truly one of a kind.
He will be forever loved and truly missed by those who knew him.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Loretta Linehan of Salem, N.H.; his beloved son and daughter-in-law Lawrence and Heather Linehan of Salem, N.H.; his step-children, Dawn Moccia of Hudson, N.H., and PJ Sedleski and wife Jenn of Methuen, Mass.; his sister, Jean Ann Linehan-Silva and her husband Donald of Wilton, Maine; his granddaughter, Dylan Linehan; and his grandsons, Ethan, Brady, Jackson, and Ryan; and his granddog, Teddy.
Visitation will be on Tues., Nov. 19, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Larry's name may be sent to: Mass General Melanoma Research, 125 Nashua St., Suite 510, Boston, MA 02114. To send a message of condolence, please view the obituary at
Published on November 17, 2019


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Mike Avola
Nov 20, 2019
I'll never forget the time Larry came up to me outside at LINAHAN LIMO n said hey Mike come over here it was LIN 11 my place of residence LOL I lived in that car when I wasent at home and he said are you smoking in the car I said no sir and he walked over to the back window and said see the ash on the rubber I went ooops BAGGED but all he said is try not too do it again pal I thought he was gona fire. Me lol
And another time I kinda needed xtra money I said hey Larry do me a favor and KILL ME WITH WORK he gave me 11 trips next day and said can you pull this off I said yes sir and I did it boy was I tired RIP Larry
Larry jr I'm so sorry for your loss xoxo
Beth and Keith Osburn
Nov 19, 2019
We shared some of our best memories on Lake Winni with Larry and Loretta... wherever they were, a good time was sure to be had. Larry was a good man with a big heart who knew how to enjoy life. His life was too short but his memory will be long lived. We send our deepest sympathies to Loretta and the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim Brown
Nov 17, 2019
I met Larry riding dirtbikes in 1973 we were about 14 yrs old.I saw him years later and would talk about the great summer we had!I will never forget him.Sorry for your loss
Robert bert parisi
Nov 17, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. I grew up with Larry , central, dirt bike riding, ect, very saddened when I heard, although I hadn't seen him, my fun memories with him are clear as day, wont ever forget him