April 2, 1937 - October 18, 2021
On October 18, 2021, Lawrence (“Larry”) M. Colacci, age 84, passed away peacefully at his home in Powell, Ohio surrounded by the love of his family. Larry was born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 2, 1937 to the late Frank and Angelina Colacci. With a deep appreciation for his Italian heritage, Larry thoroughly enjoyed indulging in its cuisine and celebrating its traditions. From 1956 to 1958, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps, after which he began a successful career in sales. Larry spent the majority of his career as a national sales manager for Borden Inc. and Beatrice Foods. Time and time again, Larry received accolades and awards for his outstanding performance. In retirement, Larry found his true calling as the greeter for Rutherford Funeral Home in Powell. He was a comfort to the family members and friends grieving the loss of a loved one with his kindness and empathy. Larry left an impression on everyone who met him for his zest for life and outgoing nature. Larry’s favorite role was “Papa”, as his granddaughters Ali and Kendall affectionately referred to him. He was actively involved in their childhood, never missing their educational and extracurricular events. Papa was extremely proud of the young women they had become. They were truly the light of his life and his reason for living. Larry is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Colacci, daughter, Dana Colacci and sister, Jean Pierini. He is survived by his loving daughter, Debra (James) Willet, his two adoring granddaughters, Alexandria and Kendall Willet, his sister, Lois Holmquist and many nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 22 at 10:30 AM at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 10700 Liberty Road, Powell OH 43065 with the Father James Black, Celebrant. The family will receive friends immediately preceding the ceremony at 9:30 AM. Burial will be held privately by the family at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider making contributions in Larry’s memory to: Honor Flight Columbus, Inc at https://www.honorflightcmh.org/donate-today. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com. The family offers heart-filled thanks for the loving care and support provided by Kindred Hospice.
On October 18, 2021, Lawrence (“Larry”) M. Colacci, age 84, passed away peacefully at his home in Powell, Ohio surrounded by the love of his family. Larry was born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 2, 1937 to the late Frank and... View Obituary & Service Information
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