Dorothy Whelan Larson
1923 ~ 2016
Dorothy Whelan Larson passed away on August 19, 2016, in New Canaan, CT, with her son, Luke, by her side.
Dorothy was born in Mt. Vernon, NY, in January, 1923, to George and Helen Kemble Whelan. Dorothy married Theodore Thomas Larson in 1949. Dody and Tom lived the next years in Holden, MA; Setauket, Long Island.; Old Saybrook, CT and Darien, CT, before moving to Marco Island, FL in 1972, where they enjoyed the best years of their lives.
Dody worked in the guidance office of Lely High School in Naples, FL, for over 15 years where she thoroughly enjoyed working and supporting the students. Dody loved the beach, gardening, bridge and dogs. Bur her true love was playing tennis in the local Marco Island leagues with her best friend and sister-in-law, Mary O’Neill.
In May, 2007, Dody and Tom returned to their New England roots by moving to Wilton, CT, to be closer to their daughter, Christine.
Dody was predeceased by Tom in August, 2007.
Dorothy Larson is survived by her 3 children, Christine Lorusso, and Luke and Timothy Larson, son-in-law Rick Lorusso, and two grandchildren, Alex and Nina Lorusso. She will be sorely missed.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 27, at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Assumption, 98 Riverside Avenue, Westport. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.