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39 South Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Phone: (518) 664-4500
Fax: (518) 664-3046
Peter Laurenzo

Peter Laurenzo

Monday, June 20th, 1921 - Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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MECHANICVILLE - Peter Laurenzo, 99, a lifelong resident of Mechanicville, passed away peacefully at his home from natural causes on November 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Stillwater, he was the son of the late Vincenzo and Alessandra Favichio Laurenzo. Peter was a graduate of Mechanicville High School, class of 1940. Peter was a corporal in the U.S. Marines and was deployed in the Pacific area in World War 2, engaging at Roi and Namur, Saipan and Tinian, and the Marshall and Marianas Islands. Following the war, he was employed by the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company in Mechanicville as a welder until its closing in 1971, and then by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad until retiring in 1983. He was a communicant of the All Saints the Hudson Church in Mechanicville. Peter was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and playing golf. Most of all, Peter was a family man and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Peter was predeceased by his sisters Concetta Ponzillo, Mary DeCrescenzo, Carmella Ponzillo and Madeline Woods; and by his brothers Fred, Joseph, Armand, Anthony and Vincent Laurenzo. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Helen Laurenzo, and four children, Sandra (the late Richard) Mason of Clifton Park, Peter (Leslie) Laurenzo of Nassau, Karen (Paul) Othon of Stillwater and Robert (Lisa) Laurenzo of Stillwater; eight grandchildren, Laura (Rob) Lindquist, Sandra McGuire, and Jennifer, Jason (Amanda Cohen), Christopher, Maria (Josh Blumberg), Carrie and Peter Laurenzo; as well as nine great-grandchildren, Noah and Julia Lindquist, Caleb and Molly Dyer, and Evan, Sam, Ada, Braiden and Amelia Laurenzo. Peter is also survived by sisters-in-law Lucille Laurenzo and Doris Pisaniello. A private funeral service will be conducted in the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 South Main Street, Mechanicville, with military honors burial to follow at Saratoga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family invites those who wish to make a contribution in Peter's memory to a charity of your choice.
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    Saratoga National Cemetery
    200 Duell Road
    Schuylerville, NY 12871
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Jim Salmon

Posted at 09:37am
What a wonderful life Mr Laurenzo led and what a legacy he leaves for all those that knew and loved him! His smile and sense of humor, his devotion to his family, and gentle ways were a blessing to all those who came into contact with him. He truly made the world a better place. Our condolences to the family, but also congratulations - as Bob once said to me, he won “the birth lottery” by having such wonderful parents!

Virginia Coleman

Posted at 08:16pm
I'm going to miss you Uncle Pete.I won't hear 'my honeybee' anymore! I'll always remember when we used to come and visit and you would play the piano and sing Moon River. So many happy memories of you and the family growing up. I will miss your smile and your gentle eyes. Rest in peace, I will never forget you. Give hugs to everyone when you arrive in heaven and have a happy, huge family reunion.

Paul O'Keefe

Posted at 06:27pm
Sending My Sincere Condolences To The Family And Friends Of Peter Laurenzo. I knew Him in the Paper Mill and after. When I did Santa @ Quick Response, Every Year Peter Came Over and Talked to Me In The Sleigh. His Grand Daughter Sandra, Took Our Photo. Rest In Peace World War II Marine Hero. Thank You For Your Heroic Service On The Japanese Islands.'SEMPER FI'

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Chrissy Kucera

Posted at 05:15pm
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all - our sincere condolences- Mike and Christyne Kucera
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