Larry was born on March 31, 1930, in Elkton, Maryland; he was the son of the late Eleanor (Gronkowski) and Maurice Juergens. Larry was raised and educated in New Jersey. Larry married Jean Doucette in January of 1951; the couple settled in Wilmington.
Larry was a proud Veteran who served his country in three different branches of service; the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War, and with the U. S. Coast Guard. Upon discharge from the service Larry contracted Polio in the epidemic of 1955. Through the love and prayers of family and the community he regained his strength and was able to return to his young family.
Larry was a devoted family man, he especially loved to spend time with his son Brian taking him to the playground and teaching him how to swim so he could compete in the Special Olympics.
Prior to retiring, Larry worked for the IRS for many years; he started his career as a statistician and through much hard work and continued education Larry retired as an accountant.
In his spare time Larry enjoyed fishing and gardening. He also loved to take continuing education classes at Shawsheen Tech. Larry was well red and always eager to learn; he earned two different Associates Degrees over the years.
Following retirement, Larry, Jean, and Brian moved to Falmouth where they resided for more than 20 years and made many new friends. Larry enjoyed living on the Cape but as his health declined he decided to move back to the area to be closer to family.
Larry will be fondly remembered as a hard worker and a dedicated family man who will be greatly missed.
Larry was the beloved husband of Jean (Doucette) Juergens, devoted father of Pat Driscoll and her husband Terry of Wilmington, Janice Quandt and her husband Bobby of Tennessee, Diane LePore and her husband Ray of Wilmington, Cathy Crawford and her husband Wayne of North Carolina, Michael Juergens of Wilmington, Eric Juergens and his wife Ling of Wilmington, Brian Juergens of Stoneham, and the late Police Officer Lawrence Juergens WPD. Larry was the loving grandfather of 18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, dear son of the late Eleanor (Gronkowski) and Maurice Juergens, and brother of Monica Lake of Nevada.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Mass in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading, MA 01867 on Wednesday, July 30th at 9:30 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Donations in Lawrence’s name may be made to St. Agnes Church, Reading. Arrangements under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.