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  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Oscars Mortuary
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Today, I learned that your family is mourning the loss of your beloved , Please accept my condolences and be assured that almighty God is certainly aware of your painful feelings. May God comfort and sustain you to get through this day and others to come (Isa 41:13). Wishing your family all the best at this most difficult period. "
    ~ P Land   Owings Mills, MD
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    We are praying for you during this time of your lost. We are here for you and your family. God lift you up and give you strength.
    ~ CCHH Staff   Newport, NC
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences for your loss. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Jehovah, the God of all comfort, will soon eliminate all grief and provide permanent consolation when “all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Christ’s] voice and come out”! (John 5:28, 29) God promises that “he will do away with death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isa. 25:8) Then, instead of having to “weep with those who weep,” all earth’s inhabitants will “rejoice with those who rejoice.”?—Rom. 12:15.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern, NC
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    Dear Friend, I miss you, but know you are in a less painful place. A place God prepared for you. Phil
    ~ Phil Rusciilelli   Leesburg, VA
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    Dear Friend, I miss you, but know you are in a less painful place. A place God prepared for you. Phil
    ~ Phil Rusciilelli   Leesburg, VA
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    Dear Friend, I miss you, but know you are in a less painful place. A place God prepared for you. Phil
    ~ Phil Rusciilelli   Leesburg, VA
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    I am sorry that death has robbed your family of someone you dearly loved. Death was not something that God wanted us to endure. He gave mankind many promises in his word the Bible of what he will do to eliminate the enemy that causes mankind so much pain (DEATH) May your family find comfort in these promises...Isa 25:8,Rev 21:4 and PS 9:11,29)
    ~ Jerdine Duncan   New Bern NC, NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Dear Diane and Family, While we are saddened by Larry's passing, we are uplifted to know he is in the loving hands of our Blessed Lord. Larry will always hold a special place in our hearts and prayers, as we remember the good times together.
    ~ Cliff Lapetoda   Leesburg, VA
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Dear Diane and family. Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Gos bless you and your family . Rest in peace Larry and God Bless you.
    ~ Pat and Bob Lutcavage   Pensacola, FL
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    To a great friend and mentor. May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you and your family. May His peace be with you always. God bless, Don
    ~ Don Phillips   Leesburg, VA
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Dear Diane and family. Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Gos bless you and your family . Rest in peace Larry and God Bless you.
    ~ Pat and Bob Lutcavage   Pensacola, FL
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    May the God of tender mercy (Psalms 83:18) grant the family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.
    ~ King family   NC
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Sorry to all of you..Diane,Beth, Lauren & family. Larry will never be forgotten. For us, we lost a dear cousin and best friend. He will rest in peace. Love u Rose & Joe
    ~ Rose & Joe Cassar   new york
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Diane, Karen and I are so sorry for your loss. Larry will be missed by many and we were all blessed for having known him. Larry was so fortunate to have you as he battled this dreadful illness. We will always be here for you. Blessings sent to you and your family during this difficult time. We love you and will see you soon.
    ~ Dave Costello   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    May you find comfort in all the memories you shared for 41 years. Our prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
    ~ Jim & Rose Whetzel   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Dear Diane and Spallanzani Family, We are very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Those who knew Larry sat on the sidelines and watched him fight a courageous and valiant battle for a long time. It became evident that he was tired and needed a rest and his Father called him Home. We were blessed to have known Larry and found him to be warm, loving and a wonderful man who won the respect and affection of many. He always saw the best in others and served God in the utmost way. He left the world a little bit better and we are far better off because he lived. Whoever you hold in your heart is forever and always a part of you. Please know that we are praying that God will comfort your hearts, uplift your spirits, and carry you all through this time of sadness to a place of peace. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you. Sending you all of our love at this sad time. .
    ~ John & Alice Hodas   Erie, PA
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Diane, sending prayers to you and your family.
    ~ Judy Lopez   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Dear Diane & family, I am so sorry about Larry. It was a pleasure to know him & Matti & I always enjoyed visiting with him when we would walk by your house. One of my best memories will be when he took me to Dairy Queen after one of his treatments. I am so glad that I had that time with him. My prayers are with you all & know that Larry is at peace & free from pain. I will miss him. Love, Laura Rooney
    ~ Laura Rooney   Newtown, CT
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Diane, Lauren, Elizabeth - We have warm memories of your family when you lived in Merrick. Larry will be in our prayers.
    ~ Tom & Pat Seery   Franklin, MA
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Dear Diane & Family My prayers are with you and I know that it's going to be hard for all of you. It's a blessing for Larry but it will be hard on the rest of you. I will keep thinking about all of you.
    ~ Anne Suleski   Mahwah, NJ
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Dear Diane & Family My prayers are with you and I know that it's going to be hard for all of you. It's a blessing for Larry but it will be hard on the rest of you. I will keep thinking about all of you.
    ~ Anne Suleski   Mahwah, NJ
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    Dear Diane & family, Sincerely sorry to hear about Larry's passing. We will always remember him as a good husband & father. Larry lived life to the fullest and courageous to the end. Love, Ann & Rick
    ~ Ann & Rick Cleary   Tampa, FL
  • Friday, November 17, 2017
    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Death is truly an enemy that we all want to go away. Jehovah God knows how you feel. He knows what you are going through. He promises that death will be a thing of the past because he will get rid of it forever in the future(Rev 21:4). God cares for each one of you. May Jehovah the God of all comfort, comfort you during your time of need.
    
Lawrence Spallanzani
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Lawrence Joseph Spallanzani, of New Bern, NC, devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away on November 4, 2017 after a long and courageous fight against Multiple Myeloma.

Larry was born on June 21, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Joseph and Angelina Spallanzani. Larry proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army.  After getting his Masters from Pace University, he went on to become the Director of Business Operations and Program Management with Grumman Aerospace and worked Space Station Freedom.  He ended his career as the Executive Director of Business Operations with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Always one for giving back, he was lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus from councils in N. Merrick, NY, Leesburg, VA and New Bern, NC.  Being a leader, he rose to the ranks of Grand Knight, District Deputy and Virginia State Membership Director in the 3rd Degree and Faithful Navigator in the 4th Degree.  During the 18 years he was in Virginia, he instituted a number of programs that continue to this day.

A lover of life, Larry had a passion for cooking which he enjoyed preparing meals for the VA Special Olympic Athletes, Camp Begin Again and the annual Super Bowl Party for the Knights of Columbus.  In his retirement, he enjoyed cooking with the Knights in New Bern to prepare meals for the volunteers at their Yard Sales, camping with the Fairfield Harbor RV Club, volunteering with the Elks and traveling with his wife as time permitted.  Larry loved to spend time with his 4 grandchildren. He always enjoyed a smooth scotch, a nice cigar, the NY Mets and the NY Jets.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Diane (nee Speranza), daughters, Elizabeth Spallanzani-Carr (George), Lauren Lentz (Jon) and 4 grandchildren, Kellen, Emma, Landon and Charlotte.  He is also survived by his sisters Joie Martin (Vinnie) and Teri Fiedler (Fred), sister-in-laws Debbie Pasqualicchio and JoAnn Doll (Dennis) and several nieces & nephews.

Viewing hours are Thursday from 1-3:00 PM  and 5:00 to 6:50 PM the Rosary will begin at 7:00 PM at Oscar's Mortuary 1700 Oscar Drive.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 3005 Country Club Road, New Bern, on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery on St. Paul Grounds.  A reception will immediately follow at the Knights of Columbus Lounge on Pine Tree Drive.                

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, https://tribute.themmrf.org/LarrySpallanzani or the Crystal Coast Hospice in Newport, NC.