As Paul Mulvaney has said Larry Reynolds legacy could be extolled by any number of people on both sides of the Atlantic and his place in Boston Irish music history could fill the Boston College Library. For Comhaltas in North America, he was one of the kingpins and genuine leaders by his dedication and example to the movement which was fortunate to have him involved in the Hanafin Cooley Branch in Boston and as part of their Senior Executive Board for so many years.
Larry will be waked at the Joyce Funeral Home in Waltham (where he made his home) on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 3-9 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 at St. Jude's Church in Waltham, Larry and Phyllis' home parish.
Given Larry's stature in the Boston community, I expect it will be a huge turnout and as a friend for over 25 years, I will be paying my respects also along with more friends in New York and New Jersey.
From: "Paul Mulvaney" [[log in to unmask]]
Date: 10/03/2012 06:16 PM
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Subject: Larry Reynolds
My dear friend, best session master and musical mentor Larry Reynolds has passed away as of this evening. Larry was so much to so many people, a champion tractor driver(!), a superb father and grandfather, a brother, the chairman of the huge and thunderously successful Boston branch of the CCE, a great fiddler for decades with a repertoire arcing across centuries, and mostly a true, true friend. I could fill pages here with tales of his support and kindness to me, but lest you think me special, *so could everyone else who knew him*. He was a great musician, yes, a great Irishman, a great American, but mostly I am in awe of how great a human being he was. He was a great man. Thank God I knew him. I will always hear his fiddle, and his voice.