Lorenzo (Larry) Gurreri
1937 - 2020
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March 16, 1937 January 31, 2020
Lorenzo (Larry) Gurreri, a resident of Colorado Springs for 44 years has gone to be with his savior on January 31st at the young age of 82. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, raised in Buffalo, New York, and the eldest of 6 children.
He received a Bachelor of Science from Canisius College and a master's in library science from Syracuse University. His library career spanned both the public and university sector. He was LRC Resource Information Specialist at the PPCC for 25 years. Highlights of his career and achievements include the publication of book reviews and articles in publications such as Colorado Libraries and as a member of International Education Committee he penned the World News column in the PPCC Newsletter for nearly 10 years. However, nothing can compare to his achievement of being the first and only person allowed to an internship at the Vatican Library with the aid from a continuing education grant from Syracuse University. He was active with his church as a third-degree knight of Columbus, and with Cursio. Larry served in the U.S. National Guard Reserves of New York for 6 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Linda, who he met in at the Niagara Branch Library of the Buffalo and Erie Co Library; his daughters, Rosalia (Shopp) and Lucinda; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Nicholas, Joseph, and Anthony. He was preceded in death both of his parent; sister, Josephine (Fish) and brother, John.
There will be a celebration of life Mass at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle, Colo. Spgs. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:00 am preceded by Rosary at 10:30 am. Reception to follow at church.
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Published in The Gazette on Feb. 5, 2020.
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September 14, 2020
Remember Larry and Linda I From Yuma, az, sorry to hear about your loss, God bless you, Harold and Bonnie Stinson, 1 270 599 2012
Harold T Stinson
April 14, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you Linda, Rosie and Lu as well as all of the family.Larry was a very dear friend to my Dad. He later became a good friend to me as well. I enjoyed our conversations. His laughter and his true faith in God the Father. I enjoyed his participation in the T.E.C. movement and his support when I made my Cursillo when my Dad couldnt. Larry always shared his love of knowledge and received new knowledge with joy. I lovingly called him Uncle Larry and truly felt apart of his family. We lost touch after my Dad passed away and I missed our conversations. Im saddened to know I missed his funeral services. Please know he was a special man and I send my love and prayers to Linda and the family.
Carla Lucero
February 8, 2020
Rest in the arms of our Savior. May the Lord give family and friends the strength needed.
Maria Perez
February 8, 2020
My loving Grandpa, whom I will miss. Rest in the arms of our loving Father.
Santiago Perez
February 8, 2020
My father and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Guerreri. I have many memories of spending time playing with Rosie and Lucinda growing up, taking trips out to Black Forest, and having fun in general. My parents (Joe and Jacinta) always had the most wonderful things to say about Larry and Linda. We are praying for you Guerreri family, God bless you always.

Cynthia (Dizon) Carrasco~ El Paso, TX and
Jose Dizon ~ Colorado Springs, CO
February 7, 2020
I offer to Linda and all of Lorenzo's family my deepest condolences on your loss. I think I may have met him only a couple of times but he seemed like a very nice man! I am the husband of my deceased wife Rose so that is why I don't know much about Lorenzo. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Michael Welt
February 6, 2020
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Michael Welt
February 6, 2020
So sorry for your loss Linda and family.I have found memories when you came to York for a visit . I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
February 5, 2020
The Great-grandparents!
I wasn't close to my grandfather, but I am very grateful he got to meet his great-grandson Deklan! I wish I could have said goodbye to him. He will be missed!
Kiatlin Gurreri
February 5, 2020
Linda & family,

Sam & I were very sad to hear that Larry is gone. He was a big help with putting together this branch of the family's tree. Prayers for your family.
Pamela Gurreri
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