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Katherine Margaret Larizza

June 10, 1947 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Katherine Margaret Larizza  75, of Elyria passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday January 18, 2023.  She was born June 10, 1947 in Elyria, where she was a lifelong resident.  Kathy was a member of St. Mary Church in Elyria where she had served on Parish Council, as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector and member of Altar and Rosary Society.  She was a 1965 Elyria Catholic High School graduate, and a graduate of Kent State University. Kathy taught school for thirty eight years; teaching at St. Jude School and St. Mary School.  She enjoyed travel, reading, playing cards, working crossword puzzles, and most of all helping others. Survivors include her uncle; James Ross (Dee Camp), and many cousins.  Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; Anthony and Carmella Larizza, two sisters; Christina and Grace, and an uncle; Rocky Ross.  Kathy requested no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Wednesday January 25, 2023 at St. Mary Church 320 Middle Ave. Elyria, OH 44035.  The Reverend Father Charles T. Diedrick, Pastor will be the Celebrant. Burial will be private at St. Mary Cemetery in Elyria.  Kathy requested that those wishing to make a memorial contribution in her memory donate to St. Mary Church Poor Box.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Laubenthal Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria (440)322-4626.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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Mass of Christian Burial
January 25, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Mary Church 320 Middle Ave (Middle Ave, Elyria)


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