Lawrence P. Richards

1976 - 2023

COOPERSTOWN – Lawrence Penson “Larry” Richards, a lifelong resident of the Cooperstown area, passed away unexpectedly late Friday morning, August 11, 2023, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.  He was 47. 

Born July 31, 1976, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, Larry was the son of Lawrence Dale “Lannie” Richards and Shari L. Nelson Richards. Raised in Cooperstown, he graduated with the Class of 1995 from Cooperstown Central School. 

Throughout his life he worked at Haggerty Ace Hardware and Gordy Robinson’s Service Station on Chestnut Street in Cooperstown. 

Larry is survived by his sister, Jennifer Lea Richards of the Town of Middlefield. 

He was predeceased by his mother, Shari L. Richards who died June 16, 2011, and his father, Lawrence Dale “Lannie” Richards who died June 10, 2022.

There will be no services at this time. 

Arrangements are with the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.