Lawrence "Larry" Cortesi; 67 died Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Lovelace Hospital, in Albuquerque, New Mexico following a lengthy illness.
Larry was born in Italy and raised in Highland Park, Illinois. Following his graduation from Highland Park High School he worked for Menoni & Mocogni until his initial retirement. He returned to work in the family business, Sunset Foods, until 2001 when he moved to New Mexico with his family.
Larry had a kind heart and a gentle soul. His presence was always uplifting and had a calming effect on everyone he met. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Larry loved his family unconditionally and showed that love in many ways. His kindness was evident in every interaction. He was the quintessential husband, father and man. He will be loved and missed by all, but we know he is in the hands of God. We will certainly join him in God's loving arms if we choose to live by Larry's example.
Larry is survived by his wife, Lorinda D Cortesi; Son, Lawrence "Larry" Cortesi; Granddaughter, Alexandria Rose Cortesi; Mother, Ruth Cortesi; Mother-in-law, Edna Dallas; two brothers, Leonardo Chirulli and Cosimo (Maria) Cortesi; two sisters Peggy (Ron) Cizzon, and Angela Rosati; his brother-in-law, Harold (Nettie) Mckissick; sister-in-law, Regina Johnson and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Predeceased by his father, William Cortesi Sr. and uncles and aunts, Otto Cortesi, John Cortesi, and Hugo Cortesi, Madeline Bernardi and Ida Benvenuti.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 11:00 am at Strong Thorne Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106.