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Lawrence R. "Larry" Pickett CHELSEA — Lawrence R. “Larry” Pickett, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at his home in Chelsea, with his family by his side. He was born July 19, 1941, in Websterville, the son of Raymond and Angie (Harris) Pickett. He grew up in many different towns in northern Vermont, where he received his schooling. On Sept. 1, 1960, he married Martha Luce of Chelsea. They lived four years in Tunbridge before moving into their new house they built in Chelsea, where they had lived since. Larry worked 10 years for Herm Ashline in East Randolph doing plumbing, heating and electrical work before becoming licensed. He started his own plumbing, heating and gas delivery business which he ran for many years. He and Martha ran Pickett's appliance store in Randolph. For many years, he was the Town of Chelsea road commissioner and also ran his own sand, gravel and excavating business, Pickett’s Inc. Besides being road commissioner, he also served the town as a selectman. He enjoyed working, hunting, playing horseshoes, watching football, farming and Sunday morning breakfast. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha Pickett, of Chelsea; a son, Lawrence “Larry” Pickett II and wife Suzanne of East Randolph; three daughters Larena Pickett and husband Jack Showerman, Lori Pickett and Loretta Pickett, all of Chelsea; four grandchildren Samantha, Addison, Emma and Jacklynn; and a brother, Raymond Pickett of Waitsfield. He was predeceased by two brothers Jimmie Pickett and Reginald Pickett. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home, 300 VT Route 110, Chelsea. A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Chelsea. A private burial will be held later this spring in the Riverside Cemetery in Chelsea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Branch Ambulance, P.O. Box 74, Chelsea, VT 05038. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at boardwayandcilley.com. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea is in charge of arrangements.

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