Atty. Lawrence Charles Bolla

May 14, 1948 ~ December 11, 2020 (age 72)

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Attorney Lawrence “Larry” Charles Bolla passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy but valiant battle with cancer. 

Larry was born on May 14, 1948, to Leonard and Geraldine Bolla.  Born and raised on Erie’s Eastside, he attended Holy Rosary Grade School before going on to Cathedral Prep, graduating in 1966.  Larry went to college at Gannon University where he became a brother of the Delta Sigma  Phi fraternity.  After graduating from Gannon University, Larry went on to the University Of Akron School Of Law, earning his law degree in 1975.  He returned to Erie and joined the Quinn Law Firm, where he became partner in 1985.  Larry officially retired from practicing law in September 2019. 

He will be remembered as a generous, caring and kind person who would do whatever he could to help a friend in need.  He was known as the master of ceremonies and pied piper who made sure there was fun wherever he went.  He loved fireworks, fishing, the beach, The Browns, his friends and family.

On October 10, 1970, Larry married Carlene Elizabeth Larson.  Together they had three children, Daniel, Mary Jane, and Ann.  They shared a beautiful life full of travel, family and good friends until her death on December 1, 2019. 

Lawrence is survived by their three children, Daniel (Lisa) Bolla of Erie, Mary Jane (Doug) Keffer of Erie, and Ann (Adam) Link of Huron, Ohio, and his seven beautiful grandchildren, Colin, Margaret, Casey, Lauren, Caitlyn, Connor and Kendon.  In addition, Lawrence is survived by his siblings, Mimi (Sal) Tripodi of Denver, Colorado, Edward (Linda) Bolla of Erie and Ann (Jack) Quinn also of Erie.  He also leaves behind his loyal pup and walking companion, Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carlene (Larson) Bolla, his father, Leonard Bolla, and his mother, Geraldine (Hammann) Bolla.

Due to Covid-19, Services and burial will be held privately.  A proper celebration of his life will take place at a later date when it is safe to gather again. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Saint Mary’s Home of Erie, 607 E.26th St., Erie, PA 16504   or the Barber National Institute, 100 Barber Place, Erie, PA 16507.

Arrangements by the Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St.

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