Valeriote, Larry – (Founder of Valeriote’s Market)
December 15, 1954 – January 21, 2021
Passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington, Guelph, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 21, 2021 after a valiant battle with brain cancer. He was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in August 2019. Larry Valeriote in his 67th year, was the beloved husband of Marti (DiCarlo) Valeriote for 41 years. He was the loving father of Nate (Justine), Wes and Alexandra. Larry was the son of the late Dominic (1997) and the late Evelyn (Hoag) Valeriote (2018) and the dear brother of Charles, Stephen, and Peter (Laurie). He was the dear brother-in-law of Brad DiCarlo (Jeannetta), Mark DiCarlo (Peggy) and Chris DiCarlo (Linda).
Larry was uncle to many nieces and nephews.
After 29 years of working in the Corporate world, Larry decided to be his own boss and founded Valeriote’s market where he loved every minute, greeting customers with a smile. He created a staple within the neighbourhood providing the best quality food for all. Retiring after ten years, he left the Market in the capable hands of his business partner Brian Schmeler.
Family meant everything to him and this was lovingly shown when he hosted weekly Thursday Valeriote nights and Sunday DiCarlo nights which would always consist of good food and lots of wine and tons of laughter. He was a very fit and active man, with a great passion for fishing, golfing, hiking and biking. Annual trips to Stoney Lake and Southampton spent with many friends and relatives were the highlight of his years.
Larry had an amazing relationship with the Lord and we know that he is now in his loving arms.
Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive friends on Saturday, January 23, 2021 and on Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 1 – 5 p.m. Due to Covid 19 restriction, guests must RSVP their attendance on the funeral home website or calling the funeral home 519 -822-4731 and must keep physical distance, and must wear a mask. A private family Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Church 409 Paisley Rd., Guelph. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed VIA the internet on the St. Joseph's Church website at https://www.stjosephguelph.com/ on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 11am.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Hospice Wellington or to St. Joseph’s Church, Guelph would be appreciated by the family. Donation cards are available at the funeral home 519-822-4731 or online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com