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Mauro A. LANZISERA Sr. Obituary
POQUOSON - Mauro A. Lanzisera Sr., 85, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and resident of Poquoson, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Sentara Careplex in Hampton.
Mauro served in the United States Navy "Seabees" in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion for 35 years, Knights of Columbus, and was a part of the Catholic denomination. Mauro went on to become president and owner of Chesapeake Housing, Inc., where building homes was his passion. Mauro's greatest joy was spending time with his children, and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who called him "Pop-Pop."
Mr. Lanzisera was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Catherine Lanzisera; his brother, Nicky Lanzisera; and sisters, Francis Bartell and Rose Genarelli.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Helen Lanzisera of Poquoson; a son, Mauro A. Lanzisera Jr. and wife, Linda of Broome's Island, Md.; two daughters, Lynne A Glowinski and husband, Richard of Dillwyn, and Ellen McDaniel and husband, Greg of Poquoson; six grandchildren, Angie Fowler, Lance Lanzisera, Christa Starr, Jennifer Fisher, Mathew McDaniel and Holly Jones; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Fowler, Carter Jones and Kaylee Jones; a devoted sister, Margie Porcello; and his loving cat, "Cami."
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, by Father Robert E. French.
Online condolences may be sent to www.claytorrollins.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2011
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