Lawrence O. Rich Sr., 54

LONG ISLAND - Lawrence O. Rich Sr., 54, a local fisherman died Jan. 25, 2000,
when the vessel Two Friends sank near Boon Island Ledge.

He was born in Portland, a son of Lawrence A. and Elizabeth Ross Rich, and attended
Long Island schools.

Mr. Rich was a commercial fisherman most of his life, often working with his cousin
and lifelong friend, Harry Ross Sr., who also was lost in the sinking.

In 1968, he married the former Kathleen Train.

In 1974, he married the former Susan Holland. She died in 1992.

He was the longtime companion of Jennifer Connor.

Surviving are six sons, Shawn, Todd, Larry, James, John and Sonny Rich.

Visiting hours will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road,
South Portland. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception.