Mr. Laurence J.


Andover - 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 U.S. 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 a.m. 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 a.m. 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
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Pam Maguder
Sep 06, 2019
Mary Kate,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your father. Stay strong for your Mom.
Pam Maguder
John & Carol Giovinco
Aug 30, 2019
Christine and Family, Our THOUGHTS and PRAYERS are with all of you at this difficult time. We have many treasured memories of our families from the past. GOD BLESS all!
John & Carol Giovinco
Scottsdale, Az.
Alfred & Patricia Del Trecco
Aug 29, 2019
May he rest in peace !
Joe Sheehan
Aug 29, 2019
Sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know Larry well, but the little contact I had showed him to be a real gentleman and a first class individual. I have prayed for Larry and for you, to help you through this difficult time.
Luanne & Shawn Little
Aug 29, 2019
Mary Kate, Darren & Family,
Sounds like your Dad was a wonderful role model as a man, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Those that you love deeply become a part of you and memories will forever remain. Thinking of you with love.
Bob Hodgkins
Aug 29, 2019
Dear Liz ,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kate Normandy Hinman
Aug 28, 2019
Liz , MaryKate, Larry, James & John,
I am so very sad to hear of the loss of your wonderful Dad. I will always remember his sweet, kind smile.
Am sending hugs to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may all the special memories you shared together help you through these next months. Xoxo
Julie Riddle
Aug 28, 2019
So sorry to hear about your Dad. Lindsey and I are thinking of you and your family. We are sending you all of our love and prayers.
Liz Flanagan
Aug 27, 2019
Great joy and happiness are the many gifts I received knowing Larry. His over- abundance of kindness to me will last me a lifetime. And I will treasure having known such a great husband, father and friend.
Aug 27, 2019
Liz and family, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know I am thinking of you.