Lawrence “Larry” N. Tucci, age 44, passed away March 31, 2020 in Cleveland.
Larry was born July 31, 1975, Larry grew up in Eastlake, Ohio. He was a 1993 graduate of Eastlake North High School where he excelled in soccer, football, and basketball.
Larry lived life to the fullest. He loved to travel the country and the world. During his travels he soaked up the culture by visiting local pubs, enjoying local food and drinks, and getting to know locals. He often shared stories of his adventures with family and friends. Larry also loved the city of Cleveland. He enjoyed celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the Feast of the Assumption and visiting Put in Bay each summer with family.
Larry loved watching sports of all kinds and was a proud fan of all Cleveland sports teams. There wasn’t a Tribe or Browns home opener that he missed. Larry especially enjoyed supporting young athletes he knew and loved by attending their basketball games and wrestling matches.
Larry was a loyal friend who treasured his friendships. The people he met throughout his life meant the world to him. From high school buddies to softball teammates, Larry considered them family. Larry will be remembered for his loud laugh, infectious smile, and his teasing sense of humor. Most of all, he will be remembered for the love he had for his family and friends.
Larry is the loving son of Eileen (nee Flanagan) and the late Lawrence J. Tucci; dearest brother of Katie (Robin Johnson) Tucci; grandson of the late Nick and Josephine Tucci and the late Jim and Kay Flanagan; nephew of Kathleen DeBernardi, Maureen (Tony) Pucell, Jack (Roberta) Flanagan, Jim Flanagan and Tom (Karen-deceased) Kornowski; cousins, friends, co-workers, and teammates of many.
Larry will truly be missed.
Due to the recent surge in COVID-19, all services have been cancelled.
Private burial at Mentor Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral & Cremation Services.
Don’t grieve for me, for I’m free,
I’m following paths God made for me
I took his hand, I heard him call,
then turned, and bid farewell to all.
I could not stay another day
to laugh, to love, to sing, to play,
tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found my peace…at close of play
and if my parting left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened…deep with sorrow,
I wish you sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full. I’ve savored much,
good friends, good times,
a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief.
Don’t lengthen it now with grief
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wants me now…he set me free.
46 Replies to “Lawrence “Larry” N. Tucci”
What a tremendous loss…you were loved by many Lorenzo! Condolences to your family and many friends. Rest in peace.
Eileen, Katie and family. I’m so sorry to hear about Larry. Thinking of you with love. Call or text me if you need to talk. I know losing a child is beyond difficult.
Until we meet again cuzzo so I can bust your balls one more time and watch you laugh like a goof.
My condolences to the Tucci family. ❤️
We are so sorry. We are hurting with you we have no words. Please let us know if there’s any donations that we can make in celebration of Larri’s life. God bless you and keep you.
Larry was always outgoing and so friendly. For all of Kate’s friends, growing up, Larry was always around and it was great to have him there. He was the little brother who became our friend, too. To the family, our deepest condolences. Larry was a great friend and will be sorely missed.
Our heartfelt deepest sympathy to you Eileen and your family.
I’m so very sorry to learn of Larry’s passing. He was truly a kind and caring individual. I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to have worked with him as a young man and to call him a friend.
This couldn’t have been written more beautifully. Larry was so full of love with the biggest heart. ❤️
My deepest condolences, I am so sorry for your loss.
I met you through work, but you always made me feel like I new you since birth. You always had room in your heart for everyone! My most heartfelt condolences to the family.
Prayers for all that loved him, after meeting him you couldnt help but love him. My condolences to his family and friends. The world lost an amazing soul
My prayers are with all who lived Larry. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Remembering Larry in a special way..so full of life. RIP Larry. To his family…prayers and faith to get you through this difficult time.
Love and prayers…❤️
Roberta and Jack,
So sorry to hear about your nephew.
May you rest in Heaven Tooch. Another one gone too soon. My condolences to your family.
Larry was a former colleague and friend from my days at MBNA! So handsome and kind, friendly and genuine! He will be truly missed. To know him was to love him and he had the most genuine, infectious smile! May God be with his family during this very difficult time. “Godspeed, my friend!” You have some wonderful company up there!
Like his Dad, Larry was a fine man and I am very proud to say that I was a friend and had the honor of knowing him.
God Bless Mom and Katie!
You will be missed. Gods gain, our loss.
I’m so sorry Katie❤️
So sorry for your loss/. Condolence and prayers -Uncle Ron.
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE TUCCI FAMILY. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.
I’ve known Larry since 2003 during our years working together at MBNA. We have been friends every since. He was a kind man to whom I had the privilege to get to know over the years. We’ve had many talks about how much he loved his family and how missed his father and good friend Shaun. I am sorry for you loss and pray you and your family. Larry with truly be missed by all that knew him.
I will always remember the crazy adventures we had when we were young. Larry, my brother Brett and I terrorizing the quiet neighborhood the surrounded my dearest grandparents, Nick and Josephine Tucci. You will be missed cousin
So sad to hear about Larry. Such a great guy. My heart goes out to Mrs. Tucci and Katie. Rest In Peace Larry – you will be missed my friend.
Katie so sorry to hear of the heartbreaking loss of your brother. Please know that we are praying and keeping all of you in our thoughts. Our deepest sympathy.
Eileen, we are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time. Deepest sympathy, Sharon & Tom
Eileen and Katie, so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Our Deepest Sympathy to you on the loss of your son and brother. You are both in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest In Peace Larry
Al & Josephine Jerson and Families
Eileen and family you are in our prayers so sorry for your loss God bless.
My deepest sympathy to the entire Tucci Family! Larry, was a gentleman, a scholar, an athlete, and a friend to all! It was a joy to know him! God Bless! Kate Hostetter
Prayers for the Tucci family.
I can see Bacca Tucci, Larry Sr and now Jr having the most epic funny loud conversation in Heaven right now. The newspaper in Heaven thrown about like a tornado hit it. Rest easy my brother. Mom, Katie, I love you. My heart is broken. I will do my best to honor his name in friendship. He loved you both greatly. God bless.
Dear Eileen, I am very sorry to learn of your son Larry’s passing. I wish you strength and peace during this difficult time.
Rest In Peace Larry. Our condolences to the entire Tucci family.. Our thoughts prayers go out to you.
Right roll fight 43 read backside 8. This was my favorite play at North. I always knew Larry would be open on the backside ready to out jump his defender. I remember his Sr. Year at Euclid. Right before the half I threw a hail Mary up to him. Of course he caught it. I also remember his funny phrases such as “easy cheetah.” Larry was very unique. Sort of reminded me of Dean Martin. RIP Larry. Will always remember you as being authentic and a competitor. God bless his family.
I am so sorry for the Tucci family’s loss. Please accept my condolences.
Eileen & family. I am so sorry to hear about Larry. This is the most horrible thing for a mother to endure. My love goes out to you all. Katie, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my brother at an early age and it was very difficult to live through. Please know hat I love you all. Sincerely, Lorilee (Reinke) Weier
We are so sorry for your loss. We met Larry through our friend Shaun White. We hope they are together now. Such good people, always ready with a smile. May Larry rest in eternal peace.
Oh Eileen…just saw this. My heart breaks for you and your family. I totally understand how you are feeling. Prayers and love to you and yours.
Eileen, Katie and family…
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob and Linda Leone
Larry and I worked at MBNA and played some basketball together. I have fond memories of his kindness, positive attitude, and being a true friend and great teammate during our time there. He will be missed! Thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.
Me and tucci as we all called him worked together at key bank . He had the biggest smile and you could always count on him for a good laugh.. he will truly be missed
Eileen, so sorry for your loss. I remember the years we spent at soccer, softball, and basketball with our boys. Maybe Rest In Peace.
My deepest sympathy to the Tucci family and his friends. I’m glad I had the opportunity to know Larry. He was one of the good guys! So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Thoughts and prayers for you all! I am so sorry!