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Larry R. Inserra, the owner and chairman of New jersey-based Inserra Supermarket Corp., which owns and operates 22 ShopRite supermarkets, died Saturday. He was 76.

Inserra started in the family business as a butcher, and took control of the company in the late seventies. He remained an active owner even after contracting multiple sclerosis 20 years ago.

In addition to being survived by his son, Larry Inserra Jr., who now runs the company, Inserra is survived by his wife, Theresa; two daughters, Laura Dupont and Marie Larsen, and 11 grandchildren.
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