SPRINGVALE — Lawrence E. Muse Jr., 54, of Mill Street in Springvale, died Jan. 14, 2014 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Lawrence was better known by his family and co-workers as “Larry” or “Mickey.” If his mother called him by his birth name, he knew there was something in his behavior that needed to be changed!

He was born on April 2, 1959 in Chelsea, Mass., one of six children born to Lawrence E. and Margaret T. (Moulaison) Muse Sr.

Larry married Patricia Copello on July 8, 2000 at the Gazebo in Goodall Park, and together became a blended family with five children. Larry was more than a “father figure” to Patricia’s children. He stepped up to the plate in providing for them and was a terrific role model. By his dedicated work ethic, he instilled a sense of pride from a job well done.

Larry was a licensed electrician and went to classes to obtain his hazmat certificate.

Larry was mechanically inclined and worked on a variety of cars, from simple brake jobs to a complete transmission repair. He enjoyed working on home projects and loved to putter in his garage. He and Patricia shared memorable trips to Nova Scotia and going to Dolly Wood in Tennessee. The Smokey Mountains became a place he could hunt and fish with his brother Joe.


Larry loved the music from the ’50s, especially the Beach Boys and Roy Orbison. He was a cook who knew his way around the kitchen and made a wonderful dish similar to potato pancakes called Ryobi pie. His grandchildren called him “Pa,” and the great-grandchildren called him “Papa.” Larry was devoted to his wife Patricia and to his family. He will be sorely missed by his family and his many friends.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; and by two sisters, Kathleen Murray and Susan Bomell.

Larry leaves behind: his wife, Patricia Muse of Springvale; his children, Michelle Muse and Lawrence Muse, both of Sanford, Sharon Copello of Lynn, Mass., and James Copello and Timothy Sweeney, both of Springvale; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe Page of Springvale; his two sisters, Margaret and Winnifred, both of Tewksbury, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St. in Alfred. A graveside committal will be held later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 250 Brackett Road, Portland, ME 04102. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www.autumngreenfuneralhome.com. The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.