Thursday, January 27, 2022


Lawrence Manley Stack

Lawrence Manley Stack, of Grayson, Georgia, passed away on Jan. 6 in his home, surrounded by some of the many people who loved him. He was the much-loved son of the late Doris Manley Stack and John Matthew Stack of Utica, New York, and Newington. Lawrence, Larry, was the beloved husband of the late Rosemary Maiscalco Stack for 42 years, many of those years residing in Plainville.

He was born in Utica, New York, on June 18, 1941. He liked to say that he had the same birthday as Paul McCartney, only McCartney was a year younger. Larry was a favorite son of Utica; he loved all things linked to the city, from black and white cookies, tomato pie, and F.X. Matt’s Brewery to the Uptown and UFA.

Larry’s fondest memories were linked to the 1950s, an era punctuated by cars, Elvis, and the greats of the New York Yankees. His love of these aspects of his youth was life-long. It ultimately was culminated by owning and showing his 1987 red Corvette, visiting Graceland, and attending New York Yankees Spring Training with his sisters.

Larry attended school in Utica but graduated in 1960 from Newington High School. In high school, he started to work part-time for the produce department of Stop & Shop in the New Britain, and would continue with Stop & Shop as a produce manager for various stores throughout central Connecticut for the next 43 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 919.

Larry was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve during the Vietnam Era, serving in the Signal Corps. He obtained the rank of sergeant.

Larry was a kind, loving, humorous, father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He leaves to celebrate his life his daughters Tammy Lee, her husband Ted, and their children Gabrielle and Zoe, and Heather Iacobacci, her husband Jeff, and their children Jeffrey, Abigail, and Grace. He is also survived by his sisters, Martha Beaudoin and husband Robert of Old Lyme and Jacqueline Stack and husband Mark Riggio of Chester; his brother-in-law, Anthony Maiscalco and wife Susan; and a very special cousin, Patricia McDermott as well as friends loved as family, Albert and Linda Valeri. He was predeceased by his sister Anne Kunda and her husband Henry.

Larry’s motto in life was “go with the flow.” There is a lesson there.

In lieu of flowers donations would be welcomed at the Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc. 54 S. Canal Street. Plainville, CT.

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