OBITUARY

Lawrence J. Borseti

November 12, 1956November 25, 2018
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Lawrence J. Borseti, 62, of Marblehead, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on November 25, 2018.

Larry had a long career in the hardware and home-improvement industry, most recently as a Regional Manager at True Value Company, and before this with Ace Hardware. Larry loved his work and providing for his family but his true achievements are at home with his wife and children who were his world. He loved to golf, watch old movies and had a passion for music and cooking. Nothing brought him more joy than cooking for his loved ones. He loved sports, especially Patriots football. His greatest impact on those around him was his open, kind and generous spirit. He would drop everything to help another and he would do absolutely anything for his family.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Donlon) Borseti, his children Caraline Borseti, Andrew Borseti, Lisa Kelly, Bobby Kelly and his wife Dawn Kelly. His grandchildren Kristen Lawson, Max Kelly and Michael Brackman. His brothers Ronald Borseti and late wife Terri Borseti, Thomas Borseti and wife Louise Borseti, Rick Borseti and wife Janet Borseti, Steven Borseti and wife Linda Borseti. His wife's family Michael Donlon, Jimmy Donlon and wife Donna Donlon, Peggy Clark and husband Bob Clark, Thomas Donlon and wife Nan Donlon, David Donlon and wife Barbara Donlon, Sean Donlon and Dorothy Donlon, and 30 nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead on Friday, November 30 at 10AM with burial to follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Visiting hours will be held in the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead on Thursday, November 29 from 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Funeral Mass with burial to follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead Friday, November 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Lawrence J. Borseti

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John Looes

December 8, 2018

So sorry for the family and especially Larry had the pleasure of working with him a few times.just a wonderful human being. You will always be remembered Larry god bless.

Bob Abruzzese

December 3, 2018

I was shocked to hear of Larry's passing today. I worked with/for Larry at PF O'Connor in the late 80's and again with Larry at Somerville Lumber in the 90's. We worked hard, but we also played hard. He always ran a tight ship, but he did it in a way that made work fun. We also had great times golfing. My favorite memory of Larry was of the time he took all of the managers at Somerville Lumber in Salem out fishing. Only me and one other manager were left to run the store. Larry's office had its own bathroom, with a shower. I went to the store and bought a couple of pounds of fresh fish and put it in his shower and cranked up the heat to 85 degrees. The next day when he came back to work (my day off) his office smelled horrible. When I showed up to work the next day, he laughed and said that was a great joke. RIP Larry, you will always be remembered as a great friend.

William Round

November 29, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about Larry. He was our coop rep for both True Value and Do It Best.
His stories about his early years starting out with Somerville Lumber were always entertaining and insightful. Larry worked with Somerville when that company became the first retail home center unit in the United States to do big volume out of a single store. His familiarity with the Cohen Brothers (The heart of Somerville's operations and finance) prepared him for the decades Larry spent working with Do It Best, True Value, and Ace Hardware store owners.
We are sorry to see Larry go.
William H. Round (the younger), William H. Round (the older), and Bruce Round

Rich Marchant

November 28, 2018

Love you guys

Sorry for your loss.

Cousin Rich

Kristen Lawson

November 28, 2018

This was taken after I graduated college. I was so happy to have had my two biggest supporters cheering me on. My pappy was always there for me and I will forever be thankful for all that he has done for me .

Ernie Leffler

November 28, 2018

Larry and I were very close friends growing up. I remember fondly the parties we enjoyed in the Boseti basement in Estes St. and the great fun we had singing, dancing and laughing. Larry was in my wedding party and my wife, Karen, and I recall many good years spent with Larry & his family. His mom, Tina, and father, Joe, and all his family were a second family to me. As the years passed, we went our separate ways and lost touch with each other. It’s an example of just how short life can be. The memories, however, will last forever and Karen and I are thankful for our friendship with Larry, his parents, and his brothers and their spouses. Our condolences to Kathy and all of Larry’s family. May he rest in peace.

Ernie & Karen Leffler

John and Donna Gentile

November 28, 2018

Kathy and Family,
So sorry to hear about Larry passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Donna and John Gentile
Laconia, NH

Greg McCarthy

November 28, 2018

Kathy,

Betsy and I are so sorry for the passing of Larry. To you and everyone who knew Larry he was the most kind, gentle, and caring person anyone would ever meet. My time spent working and traveling with Larry will always bring a smile to my heart. The dinners out, nights in the room watching Boston Sports, playing cribbage over a bottle of red wine or 2 !

Greg McCarthy

Steve Marion

November 27, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Larry at Ace. What a fine gentleman. He will certainly be missed. God bless your family.

Rev. Fr. Pete milner

November 27, 2018

Larry, my good friend and brother from another mother; may the good Lord bless you and keep you, may He hold you in
His right hand, and may the wind be at you back on every hole. I love you, Fr. Pete

Biography

Lawrence J. Borseti, 62, of Marblehead, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on November 25, 2018.

Larry had a long career in the hardware and home-improvement industry, most recently as a Regional Manager at True Value Company, and before this with Ace Hardware. Larry loved his work and providing for his family but his true achievements are at home with his wife and children who were his world.

He loved to golf, watch old movies and had a passion for music and cooking. Nothing brought him more joy than cooking for his loved ones. He loved sports, especially Patriots football. His greatest impact on those around him was his open, kind and generous spirit. He would drop everything to help another and he would do absolutely anything for his family.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Donlon) Borseti, his children Caraline Borseti, Andrew Borseti, Lisa Kelly, Bobby Kelly and his wife Dawn Kelly. His grandchildren Kristen Lawson, Max Kelly and Michael Brackman. His brothers Ronald Borseti and late wife Terri Borseti, Thomas Borseti and wife Louise Borseti, Rick Borseti and wife Janet Borseti, Steven Borseti and wife Linda Borseti. His wife's family Michael Donlon, Jimmy Donlon and wife Donna Donlon, Peggy Clark and husband Bob Clark, Thomas Donlon and wife Nan Donlon, David Donlon and wife Barbara Donlon, Sean Donlon and Dorothy Donlon, and 30 nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead on Friday, November 30 at 10AM with burial to follow in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Visiting hours will be held in the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead on Thursday, November 29 from 4-8PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.