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Adolph Lalli

March 12, 1935 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Adolph Lalli Obituary

Adolph Lalli, 88 passed away surrounded by his devoted wife, beloved children, and dedicated care giver Ana DeOliveira by his side on February 1, 2024. He was born in Carovilli, Italy on March 12, 1935 to Domenico and Maria (DiFrangia) Lalli.

In the pursuit of a better life for himself and his family, Adolph left his beloved Italy and migrated to Valencia, Venezuela in 1953.  He remained there for 8 years working as a stonemason and even opening a grocery store with his friend for a short time. In 1962 he decided to come to Akron to visit family.  It was during that time on one fateful night at a New Years Eve party at the Carovillese Club that he met the love of his life, Josephine D’Angelo. They were married on March 2, 1963 and spent nearly 61 years together.  They raised their family in Akron’s North Hill before moving to Brimfield in 2002.

Always the hard worker, he loved creating with his hands as he worked at North Hill Marble and Granite, Atlantic Foundry and eventually retired from the City of Akron Highway Maintenance Department after 21 years.  During his working life he always worked side jobs laying brick or concrete for family, friends and strangers, who would then become friends. Above all, his favorite job was being Nonno to his 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

After retirement he was able to continue his love of gardening and started fishing.  He would often go to the Tallmadge Rec Center to walk and talk.  He enjoyed monitoring the progress of Brimfield’s new construction. His favorite pastime though was storytelling. To hear an Adolph story was to be transported in time into his world and through his eyes. 

Preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers Vincenzo and Roberto,  Adolph is survived by his wife, Josephine; daughters and sons in law, Maria and Mike Murdocco and Lina and Mike Caprez both of Cuyahoga Falls; son, Greg Lalli of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Alexandra (Tim) Hagenbaugh, Michaela (Mason) Schoch, Vince Murdocco, Katie (Ryan) McKinley, Hannah (Grady) Caprez, Dominic, Ava, and Alivia Lalli; great grandchildren, Stella and Eva Hagenbaugh; brother Jack (Tina) Lalli;  sister-in-law Lucia Lalli; many nieces, nephews and family both in the United States and Italy. 

The family would like to thank Jane Hudkins, Ana DeOliveira and Traditions Hospice for their wonderful care over the last 2 ½ months.

The family will welcome visitors from 1-4 PM on Sunday February 4 at the Donovan Funeral Home on the Historic Tallmadge Circle (17 Southwest Ave, Tallmadge). Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 5th at 11:00 celebrated by Fr. Pete Colletti at St. Anthony Church (83 Mosser Place, Akron). Internment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Greater East Ohio Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or St Jude.

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February 4, 2024

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Donovan Funeral Home - Tallmadge
17 Southwest Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278

Mass of Christian Burial
February 5, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Anthony Church
83 Mosser Place
Akron, OH 44310


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