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West Resthaven Funeral Home & Resthaven Park Cemetery

6450 West Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ

OBITUARY

Larry Carrocce

August 19, 1951March 23, 2020

Lawrence “Larry” Carrocce passed away on March 23, 2020. Larry, who grew up in Dublin, OH, was born to Bruno and Raffaella Carrocce on August 19, 1951 in Sharon, PA.

He graduated from Dublin High School in 1969. He was an entrepreneur who had a mobile check-cashing business and several car lots including his last one, Kool Cars, in Plain City, OH. There he sold used cars, ran a salvage yard and towing service, and painted and detailed cars. Larry loved working on cars, participating in Mid-Ohio Cruisers and NSRA (National Street Rod Association), sharing time with his many friends, playing euchre at the VFW, and playing bocce as a longtime member at the Abruzzi Club. He retired after more than 35 years and moved to Arizona where he continued his love of cars and joined the meet up group ‘Thirty-nine and Holding’ where he met his wife, Darlene Woodcock. Together they found happiness in dancing, traveling, and shopping at thrift stores and yard sales. He became quite the plant-lover and chef. His favorite dishes were spaghetti and meatballs, wedding soup and anything on the grill.

He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene; the daughter he loved who was from his first marriage, Nicole (Adam) Downing; his dearly loved grandson, Daniel Nelson; sisters Donna (Bill) Durrant and Beverly Bucher; his former wife, Linda Carrocce; many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements are being made by West Resthaven Funeral Home in Glendale, AZ. A memorial Mass and celebration of Larry’s life will be held in AZ after the corona virus restrictions have been lifted. There will be a memorial and burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lockbourne, OH at a later date.

Special thanks to Tyra Woods-Wade, Laura Pacenti, and Rebekah Vasey. Donations can be made in his honor to Hospice of the Valley, Donation Dept., 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 or to the Christian Life Church, c/o Pastor Bud, 221 S. Chillicothe St., Plain City, OH 43064.

Services

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Dan Peck

March 29, 2020

I met Larry and Darlene while working at Safeway Deli always a pleasure seeing them both always very kind to me my deepest condolences to the whole family I will miss you dearly Larry rest in peace

Bob Boswell

March 29, 2020

I met Larry and his wonderful wife Darlene at a MeetUp. I always enjoyed sharing stories with him of our early days in Ohio. We shared many laughs and I shall miss him a lot.

Faith Karns

March 28, 2020

I remember the first
MeetUp when we met Larry. He was a good guy and will be missed by many..

Virginia Capasso

March 28, 2020

I met Larry at “39 and Holding Group”. He was a very nice person with a big heart! My sincere condolences to his lovely wife who also has a big heart! They were so compatible. Larry will be missed by many!❤️

Tressa Aylward

March 28, 2020

I met Larry when he started dating Darlene. He was a fun guy to be around. We all would go dancing and he was very happy. I know he made Darlene very happy and he will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Joyce Scardina

March 27, 2020

Larry and I also graduated from Dublin HS in 1969. He was so kind and always willing to help anyone. His sister Bev and my husband Joh Scardina went to St. Andrew's together and his sister Bev Carrocce Booker (sp) taught my sons at Olde Sawmill school in Dublin. Our condolences to the family. Rest in peace dear classmate. Regards Joyce Culwell Scardina

Joe Weaver

March 26, 2020

I am very sad to hear of my high school chum passing away. It is always too soon. Prayers for the Lord's comforting hand to be on all Larry's family and friends.

Linda Stephens Grass

March 26, 2020

I went to school with Larry in Dublin, Ohio. He was always respectful to me and my family. When I was looking for students for our 50 year HS class reunion, I found Larry had moved to Sun City AZ to be with his new love. I pray peace comes to him and his family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY