Gennaro T. Lapriore Jr., 75, formerly of Shrewsbury


Gennaro T. Lapriore Jr.Aug. 15, 1948 – June 13, 2024

Shrewsbury – Gennaro T. “Jerry” Lapriore, Jr., 75, of Worcester, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at St. Vincent’s Hospital with family by his side.

Jerry was born in Worcester, a son of the late Gennaro T., Sr., and Frances (Scirpoli) Lapriore. He grew up in Shrewsbury where he graduated from Shrewsbury High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and History from Worcester State College. Jerry served his country during the Vietnam War for the U.S. Army. He worked as a tech writer for Digital, Data General and Prime and later as letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Whitinsville.

Jerry was a member of Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady of Loreto Church volunteering at the church festival. He was a coach for Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth baseball and a member of Shrewsbury Parks Football League. Jerry loved sports, especially Boston sports, the Beatles, bowling, going to Nantasket Beach and the casino, and the many pets he had over his life.

Jerry’s wife, Sherrie (Wardell) Lapriore passed away in 2022. He is survived by three daughters, Gina LaFevers and her husband Brett of Chandler, AZ., Amy J. Fisher and her longtime companion, Patrick Shea of Shrewsbury with whom he lived and Danielle Marie Lapriore of Chandler, AZ.; a son, Gennaro T. “Jet” Lapriore, III and his wife Stephanie of Worcester; five grandchildren, Douglas Fisher, Hailey Shea, Dominic Ayala, Olivia Lapriore and Lorenzo Lapriore; two sisters and two brothers, Patricia Quist and her husband George of Westborough, Vincent Eori and his wife Donna of Oxford, Theresa Eori and her life partner Pauline Peters and Joseph Eori of Bellingham; his aunt, Josephine Dansereau of Shrewsbury; his first wife and the mother of his daughters, Marie (Vuona) Flanagan of Fort Myers, FL; many nieces and nephews. He is sadly predeceased by a granddaughter, McKayla Shea in 2010.

Calling hours were held June 24, followed by his funeral service at Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel of Worcester and burial at Saint John’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St., Worcester, MA. 01606.

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