Laurence A. (Larry) Jennings Jr., 56, of Kent, died May 23, at home.

Mr. Jennings was born Jan. 16, 1955, in Sharon, son of the late Laurence A. and Alice V. (Hoffman) Jennings.

A graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Class of 1974, he was a custodian at Kent Center School for 25 years.

In addition to his school "family," which was a supportive presence in his life for the last 25 years, Mr. Jennings is survived by a sister, Margery Jennings, of Amesbury, Mass.; an aunt, Natalie Hoffman, of Bantam; five cousins, Susan Grisell, of Gaylordsville, Leslie M. Killmer Jr., of Torrington, David Hoffman, of Morris, Virginia Eastman, of West Simsbury, and Judith Hakola, of Orono, Maine; and an extended family, including Stanley and Bill Jennings, of Kent, and Donna Wilson of Warren.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 355, Kent, CT 06757, or to Kent Kats, P.O. Box 916, Kent, CT. 06757.