Carl Anthony LaGreca

Died: 2019-11-23
Resided in: Lynnfield, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH - Middleton, MA
Viewing date: 2019-12-01 :::: 3-6pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2019-12-02 ::::: 10am
Service location: St Adelaide's Parish, W. Peabody MA
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Carl was born on February 14, 1947 to Olga (DiBerto) and Anthony LaGreca. He grew up in East Boston with his brother, Paul, and sister, Janet, and attended Christopher Columbus High School in the North End. Carl served as a member of the National Guard for six years. He attended college at Merrimack University and earned his undergraduate degree in accounting, and later his masterís degree in taxation from Bentley University. At Bentley, Carl was honored for his outstanding academic performance. Carl was president of Forman, Itzkowitz, Berenson, and LaGreca, P.C. until the companyís recent merger with DiCicco, Gulman & Company. In January, 2009 he became a member of the Audit Committee at East Boston Savings Bank and was elected as Lead Independent Director in January 2018. In his spare time, Carl enjoyed traveling, reading, exercising, watching his beloved Red Sox, and golfing with his friends and family. Carl appreciated nothing more than the time he spent with his family. He was married to the love of his life, Robin Brown, on September 3, 1983. Their daughter Gina was born on June 29, 1989. On November 2, 2019, Gina married Mark Duran, Carlís beloved son-in-law. It was the happiest day of their lives. Carl passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 23, 2019 leaving behind a legacy of unparalleled love and generosity. He is survived by his wife, Robin, daughter, Gina, son-in-law, Mark, brother Paul, many brothers and sisters in law, as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents, Olga and Anthony LaGreca, and sister, Janet LaGreca.

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Carl was always thinking of others never about himself. I was privileged to have grown up with him and shared a special friendship. I will keep Carl in my daily thoughts & prayers. Gone to soon RIP Tom O
Paul called to tell me. It was devastating. We first met 59 years ago and have stayed in touch ever since despite being separated by time and space. We played ball together, hung out in front of the Mt. Carmel Church and got into trouble like any kids in their teens. Carl hosted our reunion ten years ago at his house. Many of us had not seen each other in years. It was Carl that reminded me that he was our catcher when we won the CYO championship in Connecticut. He was my catcher when I threw 3 consecutive no hitters. Carl knew what signs to give me for each batter. Without him it would never have happened. He will be missed beyond words. We will meet up again some day along with our other friends that have gone before him. Carl will once again put on his gear and give me the signs. No doubt our team will be a winner again.
I love you, Uncle Carl. I already miss your laugh, sense of humor and kind heart. You've given me so many fond memories and stories for me to share. And I promise to always be there for Gina and Auntie Robin. Your self-proclaimed favorite niece, Tara
what can I tell you about my brother? He was the most wonderful brother anyone could have! Always had my back! " Deal with the cards you have been dealt, and stop your whining! ", he would say to me. He was strong and never waivered if he thought he was right! Oh God, take him to heaven with Mom & Dad & mysister Janet....Carl, I promise to make you proud! I will always be proud of you! Love your Bro
You went away so suddenly....We did not say good-bye, but brothers can never be parted. Precious memories never die! Love u big Paul
Robin, My heartfelt condolences. I know that yours was a true love story. I hope that your comforted by the memories you hold dear and are surrounded by the love and support of your wonderful family. - Kim Cuddahy
It's a bittersweet week for sure. Looking forward to retirement and the holidays, and we get news of the tragic and sudden passing of my brother in law Carl, one of my oldest and dearest friends. He was a man of unparalleled generosity and true devotion to his family, a success story in every sense of the term. He shared my passion for Patriots football, Red Sox baseball and opened my eyes to a good martini with a blue cheese olive. We could argue politics or sports, and always hug it out with a "skosh" of Crown Royal or a glass of wine. He was an amazing human and the world is a poorer place without him. I'll miss you brother in law. - John
So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to the family of Carl. Toni and Dave DíAgostino State College
Gina, Iím so sorry to hear of your Dadís passing. Thinking of you during this very difficult time. My condolences to you & Mark, your mom & entire family. Love, Liliana Silva (Court Officer, LDC)
I was Carl's client, and eventual friend, from about 1976 until he started to hand off the reins in the past year or so after he sold Forman, Itzkowitz. We constantly talked about his Red Sox and my Yankees, and he never stopped torturing me with the Red Sox victory in 2004 when they came back from a 3-0 deficit in the ALCS and broke the Curse of the Bambino in the World Series. He was a wonderful tax accountant and great guy. I will miss him greatly. - John Freund
My beautiful brother-in-law. I will miss everything about you. My heart is broken. Love, Karen
Gina, Robin, and the entire extended LaGreca family, We were so devastated to learn about Carlís passing this week. Carl was such a bright light in the lives of so many he touched, and he will always be remembered for his compassion, generosity, zest for life, and the kindheartedness that filled every room he entered. Carl was instrumental in helping our organization find its footing in our early years, and his leadership and guidance during that time helped put our Foundation in a position to grow and eventually assist tens of thousands of cancer patients throughout New England. Please accept our deepest condolences Ė our hearts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. With love, - Jen & Joe Andruzzi and the entire Joe Andruzzi Foundation
Dear beautiful Robin.... I am so very saddened to hear about the passing of Carl! I remember you taking karate classes from Carl and then your beautiful friendship turning into a wonderful love story! I am so happy that you met him at such a young age because you have that many more wonderful memories! My love and prayers go out to you and Gina as well as your brother and sisters and family. Much love, Carol Jo
carl and paul were wonderful people who i met in 1961 always caring about friends carl had full and wonderful life god bless skip picarello
I saw a name from my past and wanted to express my sympathies to the family. I remembered the name from my participation in CYO baseball. From what I read, Carl was a credit to his family and church. Tom Turner - Saint Mary's - Randolph, MA
Carl did our income taxes for the last 25 years. Not only will I miss him for is efficiency and advice, I will miss him for being caring and understanding over the last 10 years of my wife's sickness. To get personal attention these days was refreshing. Sam Lehrer
We had the honor and privilege of spending time with Carl, Robin and their families at what was to be an annual tradition at a Red Sox vs Yankees game, in Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium. Carl was a consummate gentleman and kindhearted individual. From the moment we met, he welcomed us as family. Our deepest condolences to all on his passing. His loss has left a void in our heart and we will never forget him. All our love, Joseph Vitollo and Laura Santoriello
I first met Carl through his brother and my dear friend Paulie Walnuts when I moved to NH from San Francisco around 2001. Carl handled taxes for my wife and I ever since - but, as it appears to be the case for the LaGreca's, it isn't long before you're involved with the family :-) Carl was such a great guy - always warm, witty, intelligent - always asking about how Kim and I are doing. I don't think we ever ended a conversation without him asking about his brother Paul. He was so proud of and in love with his family. We were fortunate enough to have met Robin and Gina at a couple of family events. Kim and I want to offer our heart-felt condolences to you both, as well as to the whole family. I can't help but believe as Abraham Lincoln did, that "Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality." I'm sure that Carl is now, as we all will be, rejoined with loved ones. May that be both a comfort and a hope to you. - Tony & Kim Carrozza
I'm so sorry for your family's loss Gina, your father sounds like an amazing man from reading the comments on here. He will be missed for sure ! Thinking of all of you, Gary & Michelle Hagerty
I last saw Carl when we were kids. My mom and Carl's dad were brother and sister. Over the last number of years Paul and I started communicating and then Carl came into it. I never received such beautiful Emails as the ones Carl had sent me. I could tell he was a great guy, husband, dad and cousin. I wish I could have made Gina's wedding but having my and my wife's children scattered around the country it was impossible. From everything I've read and heard, Carl was great and loving man. Proud to call him "Cuz". I know if I had the opportunity to meet Carl I would've been calling him Brother. To Robin and Gina you have my sincerest love and condolences. Rest in Peace Carl, Ken Amaral

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