Larry John Talamo departed this life peacefully while among family on Sunday, November 5th, 2023 at the age of 78. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 61 years, Susan Barcellona Talamo and three children, Suzette Talamo Sciortino (Joseph), Yvette Talamo Endom, Ty James Talamo (Brandi). He was a fun-loving “Paw Paw” of eight beloved grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, and Nicholas Sciortino, Susan and Phillip Endom, Sophia, Andrew, and Stella Talamo. Larry was also blessed with three beautiful great grandchildren, Aubrey, Harrison, and Anna Sciortino. He was born to the late Anna Mae (Metzger) and Salvador Talamo.
His siblings include Joseph Talamo (Mary), Lawrence Talamo (Carolyn), Robert Talamo, Clare Talamo Piconcelli (Michael), Anna Talamo Marx (Keith), Cynthia Talamo Pouwels (Ken). He was the beloved son-in-law of the late Stella (Lasseigne) and Joseph Barcellona.
Born in New Orleans, Larry was a devout Catholic and faithful parishioner of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He attended St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School and Redemptorist High School.
Larry earned his undergraduate degree in Education and his Master of Education degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans.
Larry was a teacher at Arabi Elementary School for six years. After that he began his career as an insurance agent with State Farm, where he remained for 49 years.
Larry was a man with a heart of gold, known for his unwavering devotion to family and his boundless generosity. His larger-than-life personality had a remarkable way of bringing people together, creating lasting bonds among all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Larry's deep admiration for Elvis Presley was well-known, and he was a devoted fan of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. He also had a passion for travel and cherished the many adventures he shared with his State Farm family.
Larry was the center of all family gatherings. Everyone wanted to be around him, drawn to his infectious spirit and the way he made every moment special. His grandchildren and great grandchildren often gathered around him listening to his stories and corny jokes. He filled gatherings with joy and love, leaving lifelong memories in the hearts of those who were fortunate to share such precious time with him. Larry's love extended not only to his family but also to his close circle of friends. He was truly a one-of-a-kind and left a lasting and sincere mark on everyone he touched. He will be missed deeply.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Mary Queen of Peace Church,1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70471 on Saturday, November 11th from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm followed by a Catholic Mass at 12:30 pm. Burial immediately following at St. Joseph’s Abbey Cemetery, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, LA 70457.
Susan would like to thank all the wonderful doctors and nurses who have loved and cared for Larry for the past two years.
In lieu of flowers you may honor Larry with a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/.