Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Louis DeGennaro

July 11, 1951 - December 5, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI


Celebration of Life

Friday, December 20, 2019
4:00 PM EST
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Louis Vincent DeGennaro, aged 68, of Grand Rapids, MI died peacefully following a brief illness with his family by his side on Thursday, December 5, 2019. He was born in the summer of 1951 to Fred and Wanda [Tuttle] DeGennaro in Grand Rapids, MI. Louis was preceded in death by his father as well as by a brother Jim DeGennaro. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Holly Eve [Meulendyk], their two sons Peter and Michael, his mother Wanda and siblings Rita (Hank) Hughes, Fred (Joanne) DeGennaro, Bill (Dee) DeGennaro, Tom (Kristin) DeGennaro and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Louis had proudly served his country as a member of the the United States Marine Corps. He will be fondly remembered as a devoted and trusted husband, father, brother, son and friend to many and for his commitment and affection towards his pets, most recently his Black Lab “Penny”. Please join Louis’s family at the Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, Alt-Shawmut Chapel, (2120 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504) on Friday, December 20th, 2019 for a “Celebration of Life Gathering” beginning at 4 PM. If you wish, please consider making a memorial contribution in Louis’s memory to any charity of your choice that is committed to the benefit of children. To sign his guest book and to leave your own memory of Louis visit his web page at www.heritagelifestory.com