Lawrence Chiaramonte
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Dr. Lawrence Chiaramonte
Dr. Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, longtime Greenwich resident, local medical practitioner, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020, at the age of 82. Lawrence succumbed to complications brought on by Covid-19. Dr Chiaramonte was predeceased by his wife Anne Marie Chiaramonte and is survived by his children, Marc DeSalvo of Huntington, NY, Christina Chiaramonte of Greenwich, CT, Lawrence J. Chiaramonte of Greenwich, CT, and Gregory Chiaramonte of Brooklyn, NY. His grandchildren Kyra DeSalvo, Kai DeSalvo, James McIntosh, Cecilia McIntosh, Reed Pickerstein, Julian Chiaramonte and Cameron Chiaramonte.
Born in New Haven, CT in 1937 to Lawrence and Amalia Chiaramonte he received full scholarship to both Hopkins Grammar School and Yale undergrad. He continued his education focusing on medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, a Residency and Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Univ. and a Residency at Albert Einstein College. Training in family practice, pediatrics, allergy and immunology he did groundbreaking research treating asthma and allergies through clinical practices in Brooklyn (LICH) and the Bronx (Montefiore Medical). He maintained two private practices one at his home in Greenwich, CT and the other in Queens, where he treated a young Andrew Cuomo, now serving the state of NY as Governor. He established an Allergy program while teaching at Long Island College Hospital that went on to produce dozens of allergists in Brooklyn, New York, with a focus on inner-city populations, a personal highlight of his career. His work on compliance and use of peak flow meters are now part of the national guidelines for the treatment of allergy. He also started the first food allergy center in New York City. Dr. Chiaramonte spent his later career concentrating on asthma treatment relating to Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan and in high-risk populations in the South Bronx.
He has co-authored two books on children's allergies; "Asthma Allergies Children - A parent's guide" and "What your Doctor May Not Tell You about Children's Allergies and Asthma: Simple steps to help stop attacks and improve your child's health". Outside of his passion for treating those afflicted by asthma and allergy, he took pleasure in raising his family with his wife Anne, sailing on Long Island Sound and later in life learning to paint, focusing on portraits of his family and practicing Tai-Chi. Dr. Chiaramonte will be remembered by family and loved ones for many things among those his stories saturated with the experiences of someone who lived and loved their life to the fullest capacity.
We would like to thank the staff at Greenwich Woods and Greenwich Hospital for their loving care to our father over the years and more recently during this crisis. A memorial service will be announced once gatherings are permitted to resume.

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Published in Greenwich Time on Apr. 6, 2020.
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May 22, 2020
I'm so sorry that it had to be like this. I'm sorry that I missed you by 7 minutes. Face timing wasn't enough! We miss you and love you more than you will ever know. We hope that you are happy and that you are no longer in pain. Please go and be in peace with mom. We are all sending big hugs and kisses to both of you and an extra one from Cam )-; We love you so much Dad and Mom. )-;
Love Eternally,
Larry, Missy and Cameron
Larry Chiaramonte
April 27, 2020
Larry was an amazing friend and I will miss him terribly. We played a lot of online games together and talked a lot about our families. He was so proud of his daughter Christina and his grandson Cameron. I love Larry and he will forever be in my heart and my memories as a kind ,gentle soul, smartest , fellow i ever had the pleasure to converse with
kelly mclean
April 20, 2020
To The Chiaramonte Family:

Several of Dr. Chiaramonte's classmates from the Hopkins Grammar School Class of 1954 wish to offer their condolences and share their thoughts and memories:

Arthur Bober:

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Larry. We attended Sheridan Junior High, HGS, and Yale together and always considered Larry to be a wonderful person. He was a happy person and had a great will to succeed in life. We will always remember him fondly. May he rest in peace.

Jess Davis:

What terrible news. I'm all the more saddened because it was the virus that ended his life. I have many fond memories of Larry at HGS. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Stay vigilant in these troubled times. God bless!

Bob Evans:

I knew Larry from the time we began kindergarten at Beecher School in New Haven at the ripe old age of four. Larry had a love of life and was always there to serve and was probaly doing just that prior to his passing. He will be mourned and I wll miss him.

Carl Lindskog:

Larry most definitely personified in huge fashion the Hopkins mission of identifying and then attending to "the breeding up of hopeful youths." Lots of memories.
April 16, 2020
Christina, and the whole family: My sister, Brenda, just sent the obituary to me and my brother, John. We are all devastated to hear of the loss of your dad. We remember his laughter and warmth on his boat when we first moved to Old Greenwich in the 1970's and early 80's. My dad, Dr. John Vecchione (pulmonologist who knew your dad at LIC and in Greenwich) just passed Jan. 2019 of pulmonary related issues. And our mom passed March 5 this year. We are grateful we were able to be with our mom in the hospital before the quarantine prohibited it. But we, too, have not been able to have a service for her yet. Your dad was a brilliant, funny, kind, larger than life personality. I remember his voice and his laugh, as I was little then. I haven't met the rest of you, but Christina was very little, and I remember he loved you fiercely!!! We are sending so much love and our most heartfelt condolences. Your dad was a great man. And we are so sorry to hear about your mom, as well. Much love, Laura Vecchione (and John and Brenda)
Laura Vecchione
April 11, 2020
I am pleased to of known and worked with Larry since I finished my training and allergy in 1977. There's so many things one wants to say about Larry and how important it was to me including the writing of our book on allergies along with Henry Ehrlich.

Larry was a brilliant physician, but more importantly I carry one, and I will always remember the great conversations we had through the years.
Paul Ehrlich
April 9, 2020
I am Larry's cousin and was devasted to learn of his passsing. Although Have not seen him at some of Cousin (16 of Us) Reunion picnics in New Haven at my brother Donald Paglia's house near Yale Bowl, We communicated via facebook and Linkedin to keep in touch.

Larry and I were only 4 years apart and he was the oldest of 16 cousins. His mother and mine were sisters ad we grew up as young boys in New Haven only 3 blocks apart. We all were so Proud of him going to Yale and then Yale med school.

We had lots of fun at our Puorto Cottage in West Haven with his sailboats and I brougt him to the New Haven Catholics Club where he med Ann Marie and I was his Best Man at their wedding. Larry was a great fun guy to be around and always solved any problem at hand whether it was sailing above the waves and heavy wind to get back before the storm or finding the best fishing area to bring hime some porgies or bluefish from the LI Sound.

I and all of us will miss his smile and jokes and wit to keep the party rollding.

God Bless you all Lauren, Christine, Mary, Gregory and all the grandchildren as we know he is in Heaven now watching out for us.

AL PAGLIA, 1438 12th Fairway, Wellngton, FL 33414
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April 9, 2020
Joe and I are so sorry to hear of Larrys passing. Where shared numerous wonderful times over many years with Larry, AnneMarie and their children. We went on cruises, ski trips and great parties altogether with all our group of friend. Wonderful memories to hold dear to our hearts. Rest in peace now Larry, Love Diane and Joe Meehan
April 9, 2020
To the Chiaramonte Family,
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the loss of a lovely man. Sincerely devoted to his family, loved by patients and his many friends. Maybe rest in eternal peace God bless you sweet man.

Sincerely, The Villavecchia Family
April 7, 2020
To the Chiaramonte Family (Chrissie): Joe and I both send our condolences to you and your family. God bless your father and Rest In Peace forever.

Love: Joe & Rose Pitasi
Rose Pitasi
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