Mr. Loreto "Larry" Salvucci, of Waltham, died suddenly on Sunday, October 1, 2023 in Emerson Hospital, Concord. He was 91.
Larry was born in San Donato Val di Comino, Italy on July 29, 1932, a son of the late Antonio and Loreta (Cedrone) Salvucci. In June, 1955, he married the love of his life, Waltham native Theresa Profetto in his hometown and the pair moved to the United States shortly thereafter making Waltham their lifelong home.
Larry was a skilled stone mason and he and Theresa owned and operated L. Salvucci, Inc. until their retirement in 1992. He was a proud member of Local 3 of the Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Union in Boston. Larry’s skill and meticulous attention to detail earned him accolades in his profession and his business grew from small residential projects to large commercial endeavors throughout Greater Boston.
He loved traveling throughout the country and around the world and spent many happy summers in West Yarmouth with this family. Larry was also a member of the Newton Soccer Club where he made many lifelong friends and enjoyed watching local and international soccer matches, playing cards and bocce games. He never missed a Red Sox game as he was a season ticket holder and always looked forward to trips to Fenway to cheer for his favorite team.
Nothing meant more to both Larry and Theresa than family. Their children and grandchildren were the light of their lives and they relished in every second spent with them.
Larry and Theresa spent 60 wonderful years together until her death on May 25, 2016.
He leaves his children, Debra M. Salvucci of Hingham, Gregory J. Salvucci (Karen) of Lincoln, Suzanne M. Salvucci of Waltham, and Sharon S. Healey (Jack) of Billerica; his grandchildren, Victoria Riley (Daniel), Joseph Imbriani, Larry Salvucci (Sophie), Jill, Jackie and Gregory Salvucci and Emma and Alex Healey; his brother and sister, Fred Salvucci (Rose) of Weston and Donata Perruzza (late Antonio) of Yonkers, New York; and many nieces, nephews, and their families.
Larry was also the brother of the late Antonio Salvucci.
Larry’s family would like to thank and recognize his devoted caregiver, Amina Tapia, and her son, Amir, for their care and concern over the past several years.
Family and friends will honor and remember Larry's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Friday, October 6th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Julia Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 Noon. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Waltham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or at www.diabetes.org