Lawrence "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 mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:30AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6180 W. Utopia Road, Glendale.

Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, OH on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 1PM. Meet at the cemetery office.

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.


  • Darlene Woodcock, Wife
  • Nicole Downing, Daughter
  • Daniel Nelson, Grandson
  • Donna Durrant, Sister
  • Beverly Bocher, Sister

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  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, September 18, 2020


Lawrence "Larry" Carrocce

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Candia Franklin

August 3, 2020

I never had the pleasure of meeting Larry but I know he was richly blessed in this life. Darlene is one of the most caring, loving people I’ve ever known and Larry’s spirit will surely carry their love with him through eternity.

Brian Baker

July 20, 2020

My sincere condolences to all of Larry's family. I was a high school kid in the early 80’s when he and I met. I worked for him a couple of times too. I considered him a mentor and a friend. I will miss him.

Linda Gabriel

July 3, 2020

I miss Larry and all the conversations we had about the proper way to make spaghetti sauce. We never did get to have the taste test comparing both our recipes.

Catie Schmit

July 3, 2020

My sincere condolences go out to all of Larry's family and friends. And especially to sweet Darlene, his loving wife and my good friend. He was a dynamic and super personable guy. And leaves a hole in a lot of hearts that will heal with time. I am a member of the "39 and Holding" Meetup group and met Larry there. And also part of a group of ladies that hung out with Darlene. Larry and Darlene first met each other at a party thrown by our mutual friend. The rest is history. They brought a lot of happiness to each other and shared it with those around them. Rest in Peace Larry!

Dorothy Commisso Markovich

April 11, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Larry’s entire family and friends. Being a cousin of mine ....his wonderful Father and my precious Mother, Mary Carrocce Commisso we’re brother and sister....we shared a loving , caring family. Larry showed his love and caring ways to all that met him...oh and I can remember him always giving us a reason to laugh.
Rest In Peace, Larry, and know that you made us all very proud carrying our Grandfathers name as well as you did! God rest your soul!

Pamela Ginnis

April 10, 2020

Larry was a cousin on my mother Annie Carrocce side. I will always remember him as a sweet, wonderful, thoughtful, caring awesome man. He loved life. It was always good to see him at our family functions and The Carrocce Family Reunions. In our younger years I’ll never forget his beautiful smile and how he always made me laugh. Peace my beautiful cousin ✝️ Your with our Savior now✝️ Love to all the family

Lisa Lawton

April 10, 2020

Our deepest sympathy for the family. Larry was my cousin. His father was my mother’s brother, Annie Carrocce-Balogh. God’s comfort and peace be with each and everyone of you. God bless

Cindy Carrocce

April 9, 2020

Larry was my cousin.Our fathers were brothers. We live in Youngstown Ohio. Wonderful family. I am so sorry to hear this news of him passing.

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.


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