Leonard “Papa” “Buddy” Emanuel Larsen, Sr.

Born: Sun., Dec. 7, 1930
Died: Tue., Feb. 16, 2021

Memorial Mass

12:00 PM Sat., Feb. 20, 2021
Location: Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers

View Video Tribute

Leonard Emanuel Larsen, Sr. affectionately known as Buddy and Papa of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. Sunrise 12-7-1930 Sunset 2-16-2021


Leonard E. Larsen Sr. is survived by Candida R Colon Larsenhis loving wife of 64 years; his son Leonard E. Larsen Jr (Ingrid Richardson) of St. Croix; his daughter Angela Larsen Bennett (Bralyn P. Bennett Sr.) of West Columbia and his adopted daughter Kym Bunn (Danny Bunn Sr.);  granddaughters Bianca Mobley (Tairi Mobley), Lauren Larsen (Monique Harte) and Amber Bennett; grandsons of West Columbia Bralyn P Bennett Jr, Malik Bennett and Omari Bennett; greatgrands Asa Mobley and Selah Mobley; sister-in-law Julia Larsen; nieces and nephews Cathleen Clarke, Gary Smail, Stephen Smail, Jan Smail, Tracy Smail, Bruce Smail, Jon Larsen, Gerville Larsen and Larisa Larsen-Neaves and a host of family and friends on St. Croix and across the United States.  He was predeceased by his mother Gervillia Thelemaque Larsen; father Leonard L Larsen; sisters Juanita Smail and Leonora Larsen and brother Jean Larsen.

Buddy leaves behind a legacy of love for family, friends, St. Croix, the sea and horses.




Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Direct website to florist ordering, saving on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Logan Elementary School
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
Much love, thoughts and prayers are sent to Mrs. Angela Bennett and the Larsen family in the passing of their sweet papa.

Tameka Thomas
   Posted Sat February 20, 2021
My heart is completely broken for you, Bennett. I will always be here for you if you need me.

Jon Larsen
   Posted Sun February 21, 2021
Condolences to all of the family from myself and my wife Maritza. My Uncle was such a passionate and enthusiastic man and I will miss his wonderful stories we had under the tree at his home. May you Rest In Peace Uncle, you will be dearly missed. Love you!❤️

Lenny Larsen Jr
   Posted Sun February 21, 2021
Love you Papa, rest well...

Kym Maduro Bunn
   Posted Sun February 21, 2021
Candy, Lenny and Angie, I can’t thank you enough for sharing Papa with me. Papa was a man that loved his family more than anything in this world and I am so happy that he called me his second daughter. Thank you also for allowing me to spend these last few weeks with him. He will forever be in my heart.

Forever his Kym Kym

Moncayo Family
   Posted Mon February 22, 2021
Buddy, as we always knew him will forever be ingrained in our hearts. He was the father of Sion Hill many children and he was loved by the community. He always was vigilant about "Mama" and she loved Buddy with her heart. Buddy has left a huge milestone that not many can fill. He was an exemplary father, husband, and had amazing wisdom. Buddy, our hearts are deep with sorrow but I'm also happy that I will always remember your kindness, great historian knowledge, and that one of a kind smile. Until we meet again my beloved Buddy. We all love you. The Moncayo family.

Orlando Morales
   Posted Mon February 22, 2021
Prayers ,fond memories and Sunday stories are what we have to remember of our departed Buddy .No mas trabajando.Descansa en paz.

Louis E Thelemaque
   Posted Sat February 27, 2021
My family and I express our deepest condolence to the Larsen family for the loss of a true family icon, Buddy Larsen. In 1976 my family and I visited St Croix for the dual opportunity of visiting my father and meeting his deceased sister, Gervillia's family, the Larsens. My sons Louis P., Antoine, Jacques, & Andre and daughters Nanette & Denise and I wish to convey that while that wonderful experience with Buddy was unforgettable, it also serves to help us appreciate the depth of feeling such a loss entails and to repeat our heartfelt condolences to all of Buddy's family.

A video tribute can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

View Video Tribute

Image: Arvind Balaraman / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use