Larry Patrick "Larry the Legend" Bersano
1961 - 2019
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Larry Patrick Bersano age 57 late of Joliet, IL passed away 07/15/2019. Preceded in death by his parents Michael "Mickey' and Patricia "Patsy" Bersano, sister Terrie Karales and brother in law John Karales. Survived by a loving daughter Deanna Bersano, loving sisters Vickie Fazio, Sherrie Gutierrez and brothers Michael (Barb) and Rick (Jan) Bersano. Uncle Lar to nephews Brian (Loni) Fazio, John (Liz) and Frank Karales, Thomas Bersano and Mark Gutierrez and nieces Christie (Mike) Lawrence, Courtney (Tim) Barrowman, Melissa (Mark) Lawrence, Coleen Bersano, Lisa (Dane) Landwehr and Amy Gutierrez. Dear great uncle to Giana and Aubriana Fazio, Griffin and Tallen Lawrence, Carly and Cameron Karales, Brady Barrowman, Xander and Everly Lawrence, Maya and Avery Cassidy. Larry was proudly a member of Knights of Columbus Fr. Dick Allen Council #10926. Fondly called "LARRY THE LEGEND" by St Jude students, he served as a custodian at St Jude school for 8 years. Funeral Friday 10:30 AM at Hickey Memorial Chapel 442 E. Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox, IL going to St Jude Church for 11:00 AM Mass. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation Thursday July 18, 2019 from 2:00-8:00 PM. For further information or to sign on-line guest book visit 815-485-8697
Published in The New Lenox Patriot on Jul. 25, 2019.
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
St Jude Church
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July 18, 2019
Larry was a friend and always helpful to the men’s ministry on Tuesday nights.  A hard, dependable worker.  Pleasant to talk to.  He loved to play his rock music loud while cleaning the school area alone at night!  He’ll truly be missed.  Our Lord now has his good and faithful servant.  
Paul Hockberger
July 18, 2019
Our Loving God has revealed Himself through His creations in nature, as well as His Word and Likeness in man. We learned early in our childhood that Our position as Good ‘stuarts’ or ‘ambassadors ‘ of Christ’s Kingdom on earth is our first and foremost obligation to our Loving God and fellowman. Uncle Lar personified God’s mercy and Love as a Humble & Selfless friend to all.  As Christ’s Ambassador...the true measure of success...Uncle Lar was a Big Big Man! God our Father ...Bless Uncle Lar and Family and Friends!
Pauly McPhillips
July 17, 2019
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss.   Kevin & Juannelle Keck
Juannelle Ritchie-Keck
July 17, 2019
Legendary Larry will be missed very much at St. Jude School. His tireless work for the school, his kindness, humbleness and quiet disposition left an impression on all that had the pleasure of knowing him and set a beautiful example for the students to follow. We now have an angel in heaven. Eternal rest grant upon him Lord and may the perpetual light shine upon him. Sincere condolences to the family.
Tami Brongiel
July 17, 2019
Vickie, so sorry to read of your brother's passing. My sincere sympathy to you and your entire family.
Joanne Schonwise Tucci
July 17, 2019
Larry was a founding member of the Knights of Columbus Father Dick Allen Council 10926 in New Lenox. He was an outstanding member of the council and was always there to help. He worked hard at St Jude Catholic Church and School and made many friends. Larry will be truly missed.
Tim Pastern
August 26, 2019
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jannets Skaggs
July 24, 2019
I have fond childhood memories of my parents and Larrys parents getting together for Saturday card games. All of us kids got to play together! My heart goes out to you all. I was out of town and just finding out. Please know my thoughts are with you. Ruth
Ruth Mackey Silverman
July 22, 2019
My thoughts and Prayers to the Bersano family! Larry was a great guy! I worked with him at Super Valu on Cedar and Francis, then reconnected with him at St Jude. Next cigar I have is for you Larry!
Tom Ducett
July 19, 2019
my prayers and my thoughts are with the bersano family and my daughter Deanna bersano may God be with you and always know that Larry was a very loving caring person and love life very much thank U Deanna's mom Janet skaggs
Jannet Skaggs
July 19, 2019
My condolence goes out to the bersano family and to my daughter Deanna bersano may God be with you and the family Diana's dad was a very loving caring person and always loved life and always taught his daughter to love people and to be full of life and enjoy things thank you
Jannet Skaggs
July 19, 2019
Larry was a "stand up" kind of guy. Always quiet, but attentive.....supportive, but understanding... open, but reserved and finally happy and engaging! He was a younger brother to Rick and our gang but we saw him grow up before our eyes. A good man.....and as Billy Joel says, "Only the good die young". Peace be the journey......we will see you on the other side.....
Larry Zordan
July 19, 2019
RIP Larry
Fred Howard
July 18, 2019
I met Larry through my ex-husband Tim Newbauer in 1982. Tim & Larry were friends most of their whole lives. When I started to date Tim back in 1982, Larry, Bob Cryer, Tim & Myself all hung out practically every weekend. Doing what all teenagers do. We had fun!! As the years went by; we separated to live our own lives. But, we always included each other on the guest list's of our family's party's & happenings. Our children grew up together & to this day are still considering each other as siblings even though they are technically just friends. We all love each other like a family. I Love You Larry! You will always be in my heart & in my prayers.
Sissie (Fran) Newbauer
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