August 21, 1941 - April 11, 2014

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WISNER, LAWRENCE G. “WHIZ,” 72, of Danville, passed away at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on April 11. He was born in Westfield, Mass., on Aug. 21, 1941, to Jane (Oleksak) and Lawrence Wisner Sr. Larry graduated from Northampton Commercial College and attended American International College in Springfield, Mass., majoring in business. He was employed at Center Food Market in Southwick and Growers Outlets and Jumbo Food Stores in Springfield, Mass., before joining Curren-Crevier Food Brokers where he covered New England grocery markets for many years. Larry then joined the sales team at Procter & Gamble Co., enjoying 20 years of New England coverage until his retirement in 1996. In 1963, he married Mary Somers in Westfield, Mass., and they enjoyed 50 years of marriage in Westfield, Allenstown, N.H., and Barre and Danville, Vt. Larry was the boys 4-H leader in Danville and the treasurer of the Vermont Knights of the Road organization for many years. He enjoyed music and playing his accordion. Whiz loved traveling many miles of highway journeys up and down the coast with Mary, and appreciated his daily email correspondence with his friends and family far and wide. He will always be in the hearts of his sweetheart wife, Mary, of Danville; his daughter Pam Vance and husband, Chris, of Danville; son Kevin Wisner and wife, Ana, of Staten Island, N.Y.; and daughter Wendy Gadapee and husband, Kevin, of Danville; grandchildren Derek Vance, of Portsmouth, N.H., Alysia Vance, of Manchester, N.H.; as well as Brandyn, Kyle, Daryn and Lacey Gadapee, of Danville. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Linda (Somers) Butler and husband, Arlan, of Athol, Mass., as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

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