Lawrence J. “Larry” Calanni, 64, of Fredonia, N.Y., died unexpectedly Sunday June 21, 2020 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Larry was born November 22, 1955, the youngest of eleven children, to Peter and Jeanette Pucci Calanni. He grew up in Fredonia, and attended St. Anthony’s School, K-8, and graduated from Fredonia High School in 1973. Larry participated in both football and baseball at Fredonia High School, excelling in baseball. Larry attended Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He worked as a security guard for Chrysler Corp. in Detroit for many years. Larry was a Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and New York Yankee fan. He especially enjoyed music.
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Larry is survived by five siblings: Nicholas Calanni of Easley, S.C., Roger (Kathleen) Calanni of Fredonia, N.Y., Linda (Mark) Casper of Williamsville, N.Y., Janet (Stephen) Keefe of Fredonia, N.Y. and Mary (Thomas) Creagan of Easley, S.C.; his sister-in-law, Lynette Calanni of Fredonia, N.Y.; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews
and several close friends.
Besides his parents, Peter and Jeannette Calanni, Larry is predeceased by siblings: Josephine (late Donald) Westling, Carmella (late James) Oakes, Delores (late Daniel) McCollum, Peter (Lynette) Calanni, Louis (late Joyce) Calanni and Hal Youngblood.
Memorial Contributions in Larry’s memory may be made to Luca S. Calanni Foundation, (livelikeluca.com) or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, (MDA@mdausa.org.)
A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date when COVID regulations are lifted.
On-line condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 716-679-9000.