Tito Laurini was an original Rochester Lancer. (Photo courtesy of the Laurini family)
A Funeral Mass for original Rochester Lancer Tito Laurini will be held at the Parish of the Holy Family Church in Rochester, N.Y. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m.
The church is located at 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, N.Y.
Entombment will be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
Laurini passed away last Friday.
He was 84.
Laurini made his mark on several levels in Rochester soccer. He played an important role in the Italian American Sport Club’s national championship as it captured the 1963 U.S. Amateur Cup as a classy midfielder and a lethal penalty-kick taker.
He also coached his daughter Marianne in the Gates Soccer League before becoming the first women’s soccer coach at St. John Fisher College. Laurini, who worked at Delco Products, was a former IASC president.
Laurini was predeceased by his parents, Elvezio and Wanda Laurini; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Anthony and Mary Pancione.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen (Pancione) Laurini; children, Marianne Malone, Robert (Joanne) Laurini, John Laurini; grandchildren, Alicia, Michael and Brittany Malone, Amanda (Marco) Grugnale, Joseph Laurini, Nicholas and Gina Laurini; great grandchildren, Allie, Giovanni, Lucrezia and Marco; sisters, Tina (Giovanni) Santucci, Lucia (Oderisio) Giuliani all of Italy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Peter and Debi Pancione of CA; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Here is a related story about Tito Laurini:
RIP, TITO: Laurini, IASC national champion, original Lancer, coach, referee, passes away
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