Lawrence J. Giancola

April 19, 1929 - July 16, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 88 Loving Husband, Father, Brother and Grandfather

Lawrence J. Giancola, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA, died Sunday July 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Rosalind Everley Giancola, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, PA, he was a son of the late Richard and the late Antoinette (Bendistis) Giancola.  Mr. Giancola served our country during Peacetime in the Army.

He was a 1951 graduate of Penn State University.  Lawrence was a real-estate broker for over 40 years and the founder and owner of Kennett Realty Co. in Kennett Square. For many years he was a justice of the Peace, and for 21 years was Kennett Township’s Secretary/Treasurer/Zoning officer.

Survivors include in addition to his wife, two sons, Thomas Giancola and his wife Susan of Kennett Square and Robert Giancola also of Kennett Square; one brother, Walter Giancola of West Chester, PA and four granddaughters, Catherine, Christina, Emma and Mia.  He was predeceased by one brother, Richard earlier this year.

You are invited to visit with Larry’s family and friends from 9:30-10:30AM Friday July 21, 2017 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.  His memorial mass of Christian burial will be 11AM Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith Street Kennett Square.  Inurnment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church 205 Lafayette St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.   To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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St. Patrick Catholic Church

205 Lafayette St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348



July 21, 2017 9:30 - 10:30 AM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Mass of Christian Burial

July 21, 2017 11AM St. Patrick Catholic Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Roz

    I just received word of Larry’s passing.
    Hope you and your family are on your to recovering from this difficult time.

    You are in my thoughts now and every time I drive to Johnstown!

    Take care……….


    Rosemarie Kimes | August 30, 2017 at 8:45 AM
  2. Rosalind and family, we were sorry to hear about Larry. He was a nice person and always had a smile. Was our landlord (and a good one) for some time a long time ago. We are thinking about you and I know that you have many great memories to give you peace and comfort. God bless

    Richard & Shirley Petrucci | July 27, 2017 at 4:33 PM
  3. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. I always looked forward to you both sitting in back of me at church. Enjoy your happy memories of him.
    God bless you all.
    Arlene Schock

    Arlene Schock | July 24, 2017 at 6:23 PM
  4. God bless you and your family. John really enjoyed seeing Larry and you each week at church and has missed him…Prayers are with you..

    Mary & John Hricik

    Mary Hricik | July 20, 2017 at 1:43 PM
  5. Dear Roz and Family, so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. I will always remember visiting the family when I was a little girl. We will miss seeing the two of you when you came to McDonald’s for coffee. With deepest sympathy, Elaine Fiore.

    Elaine Fiore | July 20, 2017 at 7:28 AM
  6. Dear Rosalind & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Larry. I know he and Nick will be glad to see each other again. They were friends for so many years. May your wonderful memories help to heal your sad hearts. Peace be with him.
    Kathy Angelucci

    Kathy Angelucci | July 19, 2017 at 8:15 PM
  7. Rosalind and family,

    Sorry for your loss.

    Joan Hoffman

    Joan Hoffman | July 19, 2017 at 3:14 PM
  8. Rosalind and family,

    So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. | July 19, 2017 at 3:13 PM
  9. Rosalind and family,

    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of working with Larry in the Personal Property Tax Office, he always had a smile and kind words when ever he saw you. He will be missed.

    Dawn Zunino

    Dawn Zunino | July 19, 2017 at 8:46 AM
  10. God bless the Giancola family. I did not Larry, but heard about him through Mike. The legacy of the Giancola family I know has been wonderful to be around and always so competent, fun, kind, and incredibly hard working. Reading the tributes to Larry, it is easy to see where all those wonderful traits began. Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

    Paul Schottland | July 18, 2017 at 11:46 PM
  11. To the Ginacola family members, Larry was a dear friend of mine. I will always remember him asking me to come in to the house to sit and talk with him also, many days he would see me walking passed the house with my dog. I have wonderful memories of Larry. Everyone of you are in my daily prayers. May God bless you. Debbie Kovitch

    Debbie Kovitch | July 18, 2017 at 6:28 PM
  12. Dear Giancola family, I am remembering Larry’s dry with and I smile. He wore many hats and was so very good at whatever he did. He will be missed.

    Carol Marvel | July 18, 2017 at 8:04 AM
  13. Our deepest sympathy and you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are saddened to hear this.

    Ralph &Linda Hunter | July 18, 2017 at 7:56 AM
  14. To the Family of Larry,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Larry always had a smile whenever you saw him and always had time to speak to you. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.
    Margaret Pennington

    Margaret Pennington | July 18, 2017 at 7:47 AM

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