Lawrence Manley Stack, of Grayson, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022, in his home surrounded by some of the many people who loved him. He was the much-loved son of the late Doris Manley Stack and John Matthew Stack of Utica, New York and Newington, Connecticut. Lawrence, Larry, was the beloved husband of the late Rosemary Maiscalco Stack for 42 years, many of those years residing in Plainville, CT.
He was born in Utica, N.Y. on June 18, 1941. He liked to say that he had the same birthday as Paul McCartney, only McCartney was a year younger. Larry was a favorite son of Utica, he loved all things linked to the city, from black and white cookies, tomato pie, F.X. Matt's Brewery to the Uptown and UFA.
Larry's fondest memories were linked to the 1950's, an era punctuated by cars, Elvis and the greats of the N.Y. Yankees. His love of these aspects of his youth was life-long. It ultimately was culminated by owning and showing his 1987 red Corvette, visiting Graceland and attending N.Y. Yankees Spring Training with his sisters.
Larry attended school in Utica but graduated in 1960 from Newington High School. In high school he started to work part-time for the produce department of Stop and Shop in New Britain, CT and would continue with Stop and Shop as a produce manager for various stores throughout central Connecticut for the next 43 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 919.
Larry was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve during the Vietnam Era, serving in the Signal Corps. He obtained the rank of Sargent.
Larry was a kind, loving, humorous, father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He leaves to celebrate his life his daughters, Tammy Lee, husband Ted and their children Gabrielle and Zoe. Heather Iacobucci, husband Jeff and their children Jeffrey, Abigail and Grace. His sisters Martha Beaudoin, husband Robert, Jacqueline Stack, husband, Mark Riggio. His brother-in-law, Anthony Maiscalco and wife Susan. A very special cousin Patricia McDermott as well as friends loved as family, Albert and Linda Valeri. He was predeceased by his sister Anne Kunda and her husband Henry.
Larry's motto in life was "go with the flow." There is a lesson there.
In lieu of flowers donations would be welcomed at the Plainville Community Food Pantry Inc. 54 S. Canal Street. Plainville, CT 06062
A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Larry's life will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Committal services will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Family and friends may gather prior to the Mass on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit Larry's tribute page at www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
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Plainville Community Food Pantry
54 S. Canal St, Plainville CT 06062