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Larry Nicholas LaFarnara
January 20, 1949 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
Larry Nicholas LaFarnara was born January 20th, 1949 in Batavia, New York. He went to be
with the Lord on August 11th, 2023 due to complications from a stroke.
He is the son of Eva Mae Peterson and Pasquale LaFarnara.
Surviving is his wife, Lovana LaFarnara (Sami) of 48 years, 3 daughters Dawn Michelle Bevers,
Angelisa McNeil, Melissa Holt and 1 son Billy Michael Ary. He had 3 sisters Jolene Sisseck,
Shelly Norvell, and Cheryl Ann Loverdi and 1 brother Pat LaFarnara. He had many Grandkids,
nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded by his Mother Eva Mae Peterson, Father
Pasquale LaFarnara, Granddaughters Heaven LaShay Coonradt and Samantha Day Ary,
Grandson Aaron Thomas Coonradt and Daughter Lovana Marceene Coonradt. The memorial
service will be held on Sunday, September 3rd from 2-4 at Clayton Kay Vaughn Funeral Home
in Alvarado, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the memorial fund.
Larry graduated from Batavia High School in Batavia, New York in 1966 and shortly after, joined
the United States Air Force where he was a Staff Sergeant, serving for 7 years from 1966-1973.
After he served his country, he left with an Honorable Discharge, Purple Heart, and multiple
merits after getting wounded during active duty. He then went to Genesee Community College
where he got his Associates Degree in Applied Science where he then worked in electronics.
Larry then changed his career path and became a trucker, where he was able to see the
beautiful scenery of the United States. After retiring in 2020, Larry decided to bring his
workforce life to an end, and enjoy his time at home, loving and caring for the people who meant
most to him.
Larry loved being surrounded by family and friends and it would always put a big smile on his
face. He enjoyed the church services every Sunday with the church family at Overlook Chapel.
Larry was a kind hearted soul and always welcomed everyone into his family whether you were
blood or not. He enjoyed music, dancing, Star Wars and “As seen on TV purchases”. He also
enjoyed watching Hallmark movies with his beautiful wife Sami. Enjoying time with family and
loved ones is the most important thing a; Husband, Father, Brother, Son, and friend can do, and
Larry set the best example for that.