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Lawrence C. Panozzo - 91

Flossmoor, IL

Lawrence C. Panozzo, age 91, passed away peacefully on April 22nd at his home in Flossmoor. Licensed Funeral Director for 67 years. Proud owner of the Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home which recently celebrated its 95th year. Beloved husband for 68 years of Antoinette “Netti” nee Rigoni. Loving father of Lawrence D. (Carol), Dennis (Dianne), Danielle (Paul) Clarke, Michael (Ellen), Phillip and Claudia (Bob) Bliese.  Proud “Nonno” of Ben (Erin) Clarke, Anthony Panozzo, Lidia Panozzo, Maria Clarke, Miriam Panozzo, Sam Bliese, Lawrence E. Panozzo, and Max Bliese. Devoted son of the late Dionisio “Dan” Panozzo and Catherine nee Dal Santo. Brother of Dennis (Marie) Panozzo and Catherine “Cuppy” (William) Van Heel. Beloved “Uncle Larry” to many. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Graduate of St. Anthony of Padua grade school, Mt. Carmel High School Class of 1947, and the University of Notre Dame Class of 1951. U.S. Army Veteran. Longtime Secretary of the Funeral Directors Services Association of Greater Chicagoland. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., (US Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave) Chicago Heights on Wednesday April 28th from 12noon until 9:00 PM. Funeral Thursday morning 9:00 AM prayer service to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 1131 Douglas Ave., Flossmoor. Funeral Mass 10:00 AM. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. Memorials in Lawrence's name to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the Panozzo family.  Due to the pandemic, 50 people at a time, masks must be worn and social distancing while inside the funeral home.   For further information (708) 481-9230 or

Unfortunately there were technichal difficulties during the first half of the Funeral Mass, please use the link below to watch the recorded Mass.

 Our apologies for the technical difficulty.




  • Enrico Bertoletti

    3 weeks ago

    I am saddened to hear the news about Uncle Larry. He was an incredibly great man. So many wonderful memories of living on 114th and Union Avenue and skating in the backyard. I'm sure he will be missed every day. My sympathies and condolences to Aunt Netti and the entire Panozzo family. 

  • Alma Pini (Marcon)

    3 weeks ago

    My fellow classmate, class of 1943 of St. Anthony Di Padua grammar school.  We will always remember that Larry was responsible for planning and arranging class reunions annually.  My deepest regrets to you, Netti, and your family .  Larry is now with our other classmates who have gone to Heaven.  I share your sorrow too, since I too have lost my partner of 70 years, my beloved John.   You are all in my prayers .  God Bless You.  

  • Jim Bonfitto

    3 weeks ago

    Our sincere condolences to the Panozzo family.  Our families go back to the days in Roseland and I remember my first Bulls game when Mr. Panozzo took our little league team after winning the championship. May the good Lord bless his soul and bring you strength and peace during this difficult time. 

  • Delores Cappozzo

    2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Our most sincere condolences to Natti and Family.

    Larry will be missed.

    Jack and Delores Cappozzo

  • Janet Florey

    2 weeks, 6 days ago

    The family of Ralph and Bruna (Valente) Siegel send our deepest condolences.  

  • Patsy & Phyllis Rocco

    2 weeks, 6 days ago

    We have known Larry & Netti for 78 years. Patsy graduated Mt Carmel High School with Larry in 1947. Our first child was born on their wedding day. Larry will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

  • Andrew Ciarrocchi

    2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Our sincere condolences to the Panozzo family.

    Andy & Carol Ciarrocchi

  • Teresa and Dan Stinnett

    2 weeks, 6 days ago

    We all have been so fortunate to have Larry and your family in our lives and send our condolences and love to you all.  Larry gave us courage and strength through difficult times and he will be missed by all.

    Teresa and Dan Stinnett

  • Richard Dalle Molle

    2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Condolences and prayers from the Dalle Molle family, Diane, Eileen, Skip and me. If all the people Larry touched during his life come to greet him at the gate, it will be a grand celebration.
  • mike maslanka

    2 weeks, 5 days ago

    our prayers and condolences! the Maslanka family

  • Donald Swanson

    2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Larry and I had a strong bond being father and father in law to Dianne and Dennis Panozzo. Netti and he had a wonderful family. He will be deeply missed. My condolences to them.

    Donald Swanson 

  • Dominic Adducci

    2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Condolences and sympathy to the Panozzos from the John and Frances Adducci Family.  May you be comforted and at peace in this difficult time in the knowledge of the comfort and peace he so graciously provided to so many for so long.  His skills, empathy and grace will be missed.

  • Florence Carta

    2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Netti, we send our Love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Larry's presence will surely be missed.

    Florence and Ken Carta

  • Sheila Daily

    2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Uncle Larry was innately sensitive to every family situation and need. He helped us so many times in his special way. I'll never forget his kindness, his warm smile, twinkly eyes and genuine interest in people. Both Netti and Larry were such dear friends of my parents, Babe and Bruna, and we loved being neighbors with card games, laughter and also ice skating with all the kids. As a young adult I once ran into him in downtown Chicago (maybe a restaurant bar called Yvette's?) where he was enjoying Johnny Frigo's music and introduced me. He was a fun-loving man on top of it all!

  • Rose Lamb

    2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Larry was a compassionate professional that set a high standard of service in funeral service. Lifting you all up in prayer.

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