Laurie Giambattista Marengo

laurie marengo
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.

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  1. Dearest Ranae and family,

    My heartfelt prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Your dad holds a gentle place in my heart. I will always cherish the special twinkle he had in his eye, his charming Italian ways and his devout spirituality that touched all who had the pleasure to know him. May God bless you with His tender loving care this week. I know your dad is dancing in heaven with the angels and my Matthew.

    Love and peace,


  2. May all of you find peace, at this time. He is gone, but will never be forgotten by all who knew him. He had a love for all of you, by the stories I heard from him while working with him at Providence Hospital. May his soul rest in peace, he was a great person.

  3. Please accept my family’s condolonces. Laurie was a long time friend and Army mate with my father. “Tony”

    I remember him working at a hospital in Oakland when I was there and he came up to see me.

  4. My friend. I
    am so sorry for your loss but was truly blessed to spend time with you and your dad over the past year. Our dinner at Maggiano’s was so much fun. Your dad always referred to me as “Sereno” and made me feel like we knew each other forever. And that cane, oh that cane. It was so important to him and looking back, so important to me and ultimately us. Thanks Ranae for inviting me in and sharing your dad with me. We may not see each other as much, everyday for 6+ years, but know I think of you often and am eternally grateful for your love and support through good times and not so good times (have I said sorry about those times because all kidding aside, it is a regret I will live with forever.) I admire, respect, and adore you Ranae and it is obvious your dad did also. You have been a model of unconditional love for family. I can only aspire to model that same love for my family. I love you my friend. God bless your dad.

  5. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. He was such a wonderful and kind person and a good neighbor to everyone on Toledo Court. Keep all of your wonderful memories of him in your heart.

  6. I am so sorry to hear about Lauries passing. I was his dental hygienist for 30 years. I always enjoyed his conversations and being of the same political arena we had fun talks.
    He was truly proud of all his daughters and grandchildren.
    A great man, he will be missed.
    God bless your family.

  7. We were lucky to have Laurie as our neighbor when we lived on Jacinto from 2007-2014. He was a wonderful person who took great pride in his lovely home, vintage Mustang, & beloved daughters. We are sorry to hear of his passing and send heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

  8. Dear Dad,

    It is two years today that you went home to God. I very much miss you and our wonderful times together. What they say is true. Happy memories are a comfort in grief. To me you were and always will be the best ever dad.


  9. Miss you lots, Dad. I treasure the times we had together. With the passing of the years my many happy memories are a great comfort to me. They deepen my respect for your generosity, sense of humor, and common sense. May you rest in God’s loving arms.

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