August 4, 1923 ~ March 30, 2017
Laurie G. Marengo, age 93, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2017. Laurie is survived by his 4 daughters, Ranae, Susan, Daria (Steve), and Colet (Mark). He has 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving sister, Rose Stack. Laurie's wife, Lucille, preceded him in death in 2006. They were married for 60 years.
Laurie was born on August 4, 1923 and he was very proud of his Italian heritage. He loved his family, friends, Catholic faith, and his trade. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He felt so blessed to have served in Italy where he was able to meet his grandmother and 2 aunts for the first time. Laurie served God by doing volunteer work in his church community, including volunteering for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Laurie even made time to teach his trade of plastering to night school students at Laney College. He was also very artistic and sculpted a bust of John F. Kennedy and life-size statues of St. Francis of Assissi and St. Bernadette.
Laurie was always willing to help others. He loved to grow things and keep a well-maintained yard. Another favorite past-time was going to daily Mass and having coffee with his friends afterwards.He loved a vigorous political discussion and a good laugh at his own expense.
Laurie survived cancer and chemotherapy at age 89 and maintained his independence until the age of 92. He will be greatly missed and remembered with love.
Visitation (4:30 PM) and a vigil service (7:00 PM) will be held on April 5th at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd., on April 6th at 10 AM. Internment will follow the Mass at Holy Sepulchre Cemetary in Hayward. Reception to follow at the De Souza House at Holy Spirit Church.