Murray A. Larrabee, 79, formerly of Rockland, died Sept. 2, 2018, at Pen Bay Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1939, in Knox to Everett Larrabee and Iris Holbrook Larrabee. Murray grew up in Knox on a working farm, and cutting wood for Dempy Larrabee.

He moved to Rockland in 1957, and volunteered on the Rockland Fire Department. He lived in Rockland more than 50 years. He worked at Green Island as a truck driver, and then worked at the lime company. He began his main career at C. R Water Co. until the 1980s. He last worked for U.R. Ilvonen until he retired in his 60s.

Murray was always building, tinkering and working on various projects. He loved to spend time with his friends sitting under a shade tree with a cold beer.

He was predeceased by his parents and siblings Josey Theriault, Lee Larrabee, Floyd “Pete” Larrabee, Owen Larrabee, Ruby Clark, Myrtle Penny, John Larrabee and Clyde Larrabee.

He is survived by his sons, David Larrabee and his wife, Becca, of Union, Darrell Larrabee and his wife, Elaine, of Thomaston Tim Larrabee and his wife, Linda, of Chebeague Island, Tony Larrabee of Washington state, Gary Larrabee and his wife, Ursula, of Louisiana, Danny Larrabee of Union, Ben Larrabee of Searsmont and Murray Larrabee of Rockland. He is also survived by his life partner, Sandy Simmons, of Rockland; a special nephew, Chris Larrabee, who was always with Murray on a daily basis; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A gathering to celebrate Murray’s life will be held Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. at his son David’s home, 515 Clarry Hill Road, Union. In lieu of flowers, contributions or donations of stuffed animals, dolls or afghans in Murray’s memory may be made to the Knox Center for Long- Term Care, 6 White St., Rockland, ME 04841.

Arrangements are with Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro. Condolences may be shared with the family at