Hedy E Larson

  • Born: January 16, 1961
  • Died: June 2, 2012
  • Location: North Hollywood, California

Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries- Hollywood Hills FD 904

6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Hedy E. Larson, 51, born on January 16, 1961, in Mt. Kisco, New York, passed away June 2, 2012 after a long illness.. Hedy will be missed by all that loved her. She leaves behind her wonderful life partner Gregg Bruza as well as her beloved dogs Cody and Elly, her parents Gary and Susan Larson, her sister Judy and her family Scott, Rachel and Ryan Priore.She will also be missed by her many cousins, aunt and uncle both here in California and in New York. Hedy grew up in New York before moving to California in 1991 and making it her new home. She resided in North Hollywood at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA.

Condolence & Memory Journal

You Will Be Missed .

love Kelly <3>

Posted by kelly blankenship - hopkinsville, KY - friend   November 23, 2012

Gregg, Hedy's family, and the Bruza family - We are so very sorry for your loss and pray for healing in your hearts. Gregg if you should need anything please don't hesitate to call. Peace and Blessings, Cynthia and Ray Klein

Posted by Cynthia Rube Klein - Friend of Gregg Bruza   June 08, 2012

Gregg we are so sorry to hear about Hedy. Her love for you was incredible, and she always loked out for your best interest. She was so wonderful to my parents when they came to visit the very first time. My mom called her "their tour guide". Hedy was always so patient with my mom, and the loved she showed for my parents was unconditional.
We will pray for you and Hedy's family through this sad time.
Much Love,
Kevin, Renee, John, Christina, and Kathleen

Posted by Renee & Kevin Keyes - Shelby Township, MI   June 07, 2012

Dear Hedy's family & Gregg,
I am so sorry about your loss. I know she's been suffering for a long time, but at least she's at piece now. My wonderful Gregg, the many great moments we got to share with you and Hedy over the years, I will always remember with a smile on my face. You know I'm here for you if you want to get together...
I would love to see you
Love you,

Posted by Kai Blomberg    June 07, 2012

My deepest sympathy for the Larson family. I did not know Hedy but consider Gregg to be the rarest of things a true friend. I am I very sorry for your loss. Of little solic she no longer suffers. Knowing Greggs ebullience in demeanor I have little doubt she was a major part in the making of the great man he is. Sincerely Rudy.

Posted by Rudy Rohde - Los Angeles, CA - Friend of Gregg BRUZA   June 06, 2012

Hedy (our niece with Greg) was our first guide (uncle John and I) to L.A.; so patient and loving with us.I remember meeting her and seeing the love between she and Greg. Shopping with her, hearing about her first acting jobs (tied to a train, lying on a stretcher, etc.). We always wished more for her, and I guess her Kraft job was her highlight. We enjoyed her short stay at our house in Michigan. She loved all our pet animals, too.

Posted by Aunt Shirley Benvenuti - Shelby Twp., MI - aunt   June 06, 2012


my thoughts and prayers go out to Hedy's family and Gregg.
Gregg, I remember when i first met Hedy and how strikingly beautiful
she was. As we spent those 10 wonderful years on Friends, hanging
out enjoying each others company and getting to know the real
Hedy- what shines though more than anything else is how Loving, Caring
Calm and in the moment Hedy lived. She will be missed, but her memory
is forever embedded in my soul. Lots of Love to you Gregg- always there for
you. i remembered this poem that was so poignant i thought i would share.

When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a littlebut not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that was once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone.
It's all a part of the master's plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know.
Bear your sorrow in good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.

Hedy we will forever miss you. But your beautiful memory shines on
with us forever.
love, Greg & Lynne

Posted by Greg Grande - Santa Monica, CA - friend   June 06, 2012

It breaks my heart to hear of Hedy's passing. She was such a wonderful, compassionate, selfless person. Everytime we came out to California to visit, she always offered us her home. She truly inspired me with her passion for animals. If an animal was in need, Hedy was there. She will be missed. Praying and thinking about you Hedy!

Posted by Kelly Ellsworth - Detroit, MI - Gregg's cousin   June 06, 2012

While I met Hedy only on a few occasions while visiting Gregg, I remember her fondly as a kind and caring person with a big heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to Gregg and Hedy's family and friends during this difficult time.

Posted by Dan Sundt - friend of Gregg Bruza   June 06, 2012


Sending my love to all of the family during this difficult time. Hedy was such a warm and giving person and we spent many an evening burning up the telephone wires catching up on work, the family and our lives in general.

She had such a wonderful outlook always and I'll miss our talks. Her pain is gone and she can now run free as the wind - and i hope she ran straight to Rainbow Bridge to be reunited with all of her 4-legged friends!

She may be gone from our sight, but lives on in our hearts forever.

Miss you, Hedy!

Posted by Sandra Alexander Lowry - Tujunga, CA - Cousin   June 05, 2012

Hedy was truly a gentle, loving soul and will be missed by anyone who knew her. Many people, who had such serious health problems, could have been bitter...but not Hedy. She loved life and the people and pets around her. Our son, Gregg, was so fortunate to have her in his life. She was part of our family and will be dearly missed.

Posted by Irene and Robert Bruza - Warren, MI   June 05, 2012

Hedy i'm sorry we never met as i've been friends with gregg for several years. He always had to rush home at night and just beat the clock in the morning and i always knew it was his love for you that kept him such a happy pal. My deepest sympathy to your family, friends and loved ones.

Posted by Billy - Lake Balboa, CA - friend of the Bruza's   June 05, 2012


Hedy and Judy were always my favorite cousins to spend time with while visiting New York. No matter what time it was or whichever family member we were with all we had to do was call and Hedy would come to pick me up! So many memories back east and then when she moved to California. We were roommates in a super cute cottage with a checkboard floor kitchen and the smallest bathroom! God only knows how two girls lived there together :)...I'll never forget our breakfasts together before work, her comforting words when I went through a break up and of course...the early days when she first met Gregg! Anyone who knows her knew that she could never be on time to anywhere and those who were with her were forever asking "Hed, are you ready yet?" lol even her beloved parrot learned to mimic that question! I'll miss you, I'll never forget you and wished I could have spent more time with you the last few years. Give my love to Grammy in your travels in heaven as she surely was one to greet you <3 see i until - you again---lana>

Posted by Lana Kale - Long Beach, CA - Cousin   June 05, 2012


Hedy was such a gentle and lovely spirit. I worked with her on, "The Secret Life of The American Teenager." The writers, cast, crew, production office, and post production office were all pulling for her when we found out that she was ill. Jim Pickerell was thoughtful enough to give us updates on how she was doing. She obviously made an impact on everyone because she's one of those people who always pops in your head and makes you smile and you hope she's happy and well.

Posted by Elaine Arata - Burbank, CA - co-worker   June 05, 2012

we were the og mountain camp group tearing up and down angeles crest with a he** or high water zest for life. glad you are out of pains way and will be able to get some much needed rest hedy! big love to you...

Posted by tim wiles - castaic, CA - friend   June 04, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to Gregg and to Hedy's family. I met Hedy years ago, and what I remember most is how she could light up a room! She will be missed. Gregg, if you need anything, please let me know.

Posted by Kim Bolanowski - Topanga, CA - Friend of Gregg's   June 04, 2012

I remember Hedy from LHS.
She was quiet, kind and always had a
Beautiful Smile, she was a year older than me
But we shared many mutual friends and some
Art classes. I'm deeply sorry to have heard that
Hedy had experienced
Much Pain and sickness during the past few years
of her life. May she now rest in peace.
Hedy will be missed by family and friends
God Bless <3>

Christine DiNota-Paseika
Long Beach, NY

Posted by Christine DiNota-Paseika - Long beach, NY - School friend   June 04, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Hedy's passing. She was my first childhood friend growing up in Mohegan lake. I spent every single day of my childhood at the Larson home until moving away, such very find memories that have stayed with me thru the years.
My prayers are with the whole Larson Family.

Posted by Robbin Mikulak Pugliese - New MIlford, CT - Friend   June 04, 2012

Your friendship when we were kids meant the world to me! I have the fondest memories of you, your sister Judy, your mother Sue, your dad Gary and the rest of the Larson clan! You were all my second family. I was blessed to have known you Hedy. It's time for you to go to heaven now. Please say hi to my mom when you see her! I love you Hedy. God Bless.

Posted by Lee Nodine - Beverly, MA - Friend   June 04, 2012


I'd like to say how sorry & sad I am to hear of Hedys passing~I remember working with her and her sister years ago and those were definitely good times.
I'll always remember her!

Posted by Kathleen Rex-Infelice - Pine Plains, New York, NY - friend   June 04, 2012


I remember in High School... Hedy was always a kind person and had a smile wherever she was. She was loved by her family and by her many friends. Peace be with her now and always. <3 vicki holm>

Posted by Vicki DIehl HOlm - New London, MN - a distant friend   June 04, 2012