Laurence A. Turco

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July 4, 1938 ~ July 15, 2016

Born in: Missoula, MT
Resided in: Dacula, GA

Laurence Anthony (Tony) Turco passed away July 15, 2016, aged 78 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Warren Turco and Helen Wegner Turco, and his sister, Sharon Rae Turco Evans. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nancy Ruark Turco; four sons, Thomas Ray Turco Adair, Laurence Russell Turco, Joseph Scott Turco, and Gregory Paul Turco; siblings Douglas Neal Turco and Deborah Lee Turco; grandchildren Heather Adair Aleman, Jessica Adair Melgaard, Jessica Shay Turco, Erin Samantha Turco, Anthony McCager Turco, Tyler Scott Turco, Nolan Paul Turco, Bella Rayne Turco, Emerson Grey Turco, and Wyatt Walker Turco; great-grandchildren Camryn Jade McNeely and Adrian Brooke McNeely; nieces/nephews Hugh Michael Beaton, Tara Beaton Stork, Heather Beaton Rankin, Anthony Davis Young, Sammuel Paul Young, and Leslie Paige Young; and several grandnieces/nephews, in-laws, cousins, and others. He was born in Missoula, Montana, and moved to Atlanta, GA at a young age. He attended high school in Atlanta and at St. Bernard Preparatory School in Cullman, AL, and later attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA. He worked most of his adult life in the medical laboratory supply business, for Scientific Products, American Hospital Supply, Baxter Healthcare, and VWR Scientific. He enjoyed woodworking and cabinetmaking, following sports, spending time at the lake, and was a student of America history, especially military history. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Praying for you all. I so wish I could have gotten to see You all more often. God please send peace and comfort to this grieving family. I love y’all so much.

  2. The family and loved ones have my deepest sympathy. Revelations 21:3, 4

  3. My prayers are with the family for strength and comfort during a difficult time. I had the pleasure with working along side Tony and he will was a wonderful person .He will truly be missed.

  4. Dear Nancy et al:
    Know that all of you are in our prayers and thanking God for the gift of Tony as a loyal Bernardian, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We will look forward to further notice of bringing Tony to his resting place among us here at St. Bernard. May he rest in peace and may God give you the peace that God and loving memories provide.

    Love and prayers from St. Bernard Abbey / St. Bernard Prep School and the entire Bernardian Family.

    Abbot Cletus, O.S.B.
    and the monks of St. Bernard Abbey

  5. I am eternally thankful for Tony Turco. If not for him I would not be married to my loving, generous, kind, husband. I truly enjoyed our discussions about our Catholic faith. I enjoyed hearing him tell me the stories of his life at St. Bernard, especially the ones about when he was young and defiant. I know he is telling them to my daddy in heaven now and that gives me comfort. May the grace of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be with him eternally. Amen!

  6. Please know our loving thoughts embrace you. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.. Sending constant prayers, and love.<3
    "Even on your darkest days there is an angel by your side to guide you along the way."
    "After the clouds, the sunshine… after the winter, the spring… after the shower, the rainbow… for life is a changeable thing. After the night, the morning, bidding all darkness cease, after life's cares and sorrows, the comfort and sweetness of peace."

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