Mr. Laurence J. "Larry" Marocco, a longtime resident of Andover and beloved husband of Christine E. (Derby) Marocco, passed away at the Academy Manor Nursing Center in Andover on Monday morning, August 26, 2019. He was 88 years old.
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on November 10, 1930, he was the beloved son of the late Girolamo V. and Lena (Cotino) Marocco. Larry was a US Army veteran of the Korean War serving in 330th Communication Reconnaissance Company. In civilian life, Mr. Marocco worked as an Industrial Engineer, retiring from Lucent Technologies in 1996 after 40 years of service. He was graduate of Punchard High class of 1948, Merrimack College class of 1953 and Lowell Technical Institute. In spare time, Larry enjoyed cooking, traveling and photography and spending time with his family and many friends. He also loved to follow the Boston's sport teams and had served as Secretary for the Andover Little League for more than 30 years. He will be dearly missed.
Besides his beloved wife, Christine, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage on July 11, 2019 he is survived by his loving children; Elizabeth C. and her husband Robert M. Lyons of Salem, New Hampshire, Mary Kate and her husband Darren E. Eisenhaur of Newton, New Hampshire, Laurence J., Jr. and his wife Donna L. Marocco of Andover, John J. Marocco and his wife Kimberly J. Perry of Andover and James T. and his wife Katherine L. Marocco of Swampscott, sister-in-law; Mary Alice Marocco of North Andover, grandchildren; Bobby and Christine Lyons, Austin and Anna Marocco, Robert and A. Scott Perry and Megan and Molly Marocco and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Larry was also the brother of the late John R. Marocco.
The family would like to thank everyone at Academy Manor for the exceptional and compassionate care provided to Larry.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Visitation will be held in St. Augustine Church on Thursday, prior to the mass, from 9 to 10:45 AM. Interment will be held in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry's memory may be made to St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St., Andover, MA 01810. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.