Lenny Lapaglia R.I.P.

Lenny Lapaglia R.I.P.

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DSB

Milwaukee, WI

#1 Jul 7, 2013
Heard the news over this past weekend that former Welterweight boxer, Lenny Lapaglia from Melrose Park passed away.
Serpicos are corrupt

Garden City, MI

#2 Jul 7, 2013
One of many great athletic native sons of Melrose Park that were more deserving of a memorial than a convicted felon that stole from the people.
anthony parucci

United States

#3 Jul 7, 2013
He was a junkie and a thief
jennie

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 8, 2013
DSB wrote:
Heard the news over this past weekend that former Welterweight boxer, Lenny Lapaglia from Melrose Park passed away.
. Loved Lenny no matter what...he was a special friend...may he walk with Jesus and rest in peace ..AMEN
Where are the Feds

Melrose Park, IL

#7 Jul 8, 2013
anthony parucci wrote:
He was a junkie and a thief
But did he steal from the very people that were paying his salary like Babe Serpico?

I agree with the last poster that he was more deserving than Serpivo.. A better athlete and stole to survive ....didn't steal for greed like Serpico.
lenny lapaglia

Jackson, MO

#8 Jul 8, 2013
My older brothers funeral is july 12 from 2pm to 8 pm at borman funeral home in melrose park
chi town personal

Redlands, CA

#9 Jul 8, 2013
Lenny LaPaglia was devoid of morals, lacked character,was a bully, and sucker punched anyone and everyone he could, on the street ! One of boxing's worst representatives !
Andrew Lapaglia

Amarillo, TX

#10 Jul 8, 2013
chi town personal wrote:
Lenny LaPaglia was devoid of morals, lacked character,was a bully, and sucker punched anyone and everyone he could, on the street ! One of boxing's worst representatives !
Even if half of those things were true, my uncle was still twice the man you are and deserves every bit of praise he receives. He took care of the people he loved, even if he had nothing for himself and he deserves to have peace now. What kind of person are you? That you would come on a memorial page and try and trash his name just to satisfy your own pathetic thirst to be vindictive. Go clean your own closet, and leave this page to the people who want to honor his memory.
Jennifer and Bob Pisano

Dolton, IL

#11 Jul 9, 2013
Andrew Lapaglia wrote:
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Even if half of those things were true, my uncle was still twice the man you are and deserves every bit of praise he receives. He took care of the people he loved, even if he had nothing for himself and he deserves to have peace now. What kind of person are you? That you would come on a memorial page and try and trash his name just to satisfy your own pathetic thirst to be vindictive. Go clean your own closet, and leave this page to the people who want to honor his memory.
Lenny will b missed and loved truly . Good job Andrew u r a great nephew. The funny thing is none of u would of told Lenny all ur nasty comments to his face. I find it very funny that u wait till he is not around to name call. Pathetic couldnt do it to his face could u. No cuz he would of showed u ur ass. Lenny was a wonderful man and boxer by the way light heavy weight champion of the world until Tommy Hearns. Get ur facts correct. Lenny called me his liitle sister and unyil the day he died no matter what shape he was in would of done everything for me. He also was ther kindest man to my father who was blind and in bad shape. Lenny really truly visited my dad to always check on him. A junkie theif wouldn't care to do that. Lenny may I see u again and live the life with Jesus. I love u Lenny. And to all u haters how funny u never told any of this to his face.
Joe Brand

AOL

#12 Jul 9, 2013
chi town personal wrote:
Lenny LaPaglia was devoid of morals, lacked character,was a bully, and sucker punched anyone and everyone he could, on the street ! One of boxing's worst representatives !
Your a jerkoff to post that on a memorial page. Lenny had plenty of problems, but for you to post something like that on here after he has passed and his family has to read it makes you a complete piece of garbage!
DSB

Milwaukee, WI

#13 Jul 9, 2013
When I used to work the door at a Stone Park nightclub years ago Lenny was a good person to have watching our backs when trouble came about.
Haven't seen Lenny in almost 10 years or more and hopefully he overcame his demons.
Enjoyed spending a Morning with Lenny and Tony Larosa at Kerrys in Franklin Park hearing them talk about there fight they had in the early 1990's I think at the then Rosemont Horizon.
waterloo

New Lenox, IL

#14 Jul 9, 2013
chi town personal wrote:
Lenny LaPaglia was devoid of morals, lacked character,was a bully, and sucker punched anyone and everyone he could, on the street ! One of boxing's worst representatives !
I heard from MANY people that he had been known to attack without cause, but that he tried hard to fight his demons and God Rest his Soul.
jack

Orland Park, IL

#15 Jul 9, 2013
I enjoyed watching him box. Sorry to hear of his passing.
tony colasuono

United States

#16 Jul 9, 2013
Lenny was no angel. But he. Had a a heart of gold. Was a good friend to a lot of people. So leave da bull shit out of this . Look in da mirror Ur not half the person he was. Luv ya Lenny. Now u can sleep with the Angels. Rip my friend.
Vet

Melrose Park, IL

#17 Jul 9, 2013
Joe Brand wrote:
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Your a jerkoff to post that on a memorial page. Lenny had plenty of problems, but for you to post something like that on here after he has passed and his family has to read it makes you a complete piece of garbage!
There is NO such thing as a memorial page on these public opinion boards! That is dumb.

There are just opinions. Lapaglia was a fighter all his life and bragged about beating up teachers in school. So it's only natural that some people are going to have bad opinions. Others remember him fondly and that's also normal.

I never met him but I thought some of his fights were great and other times he stunk up the place. And the point is that there is some good and bad in all.

I am sure the family has heard and read the good and bad before. So now with the passing its just more of the same and no cause for great sensitivity.
Larry

Abingdon, MD

#18 Jul 9, 2013
I met Lenny briefly about an hour just before the Dewitt fight in Atlantic City. What a fight.... What heart.... I thought he won the fight. I did not know him personally and as a firm believer in Jesus Christ I cannot pass judgement on this man but I could respect him as a great boxer.
He was a throw back from the old-time fighters, he did it because he was a fighter and not for the money. When you went to a Lenny fight you got more then your money's worth.
Rest in Peace Warrior.....
Larry (Former Pro Boxer and Lenny fan)
Bobby Lee

Glen Ellyn, IL

#19 Jul 10, 2013
I was great friends with Lenny and his two brothers Tommy and Randy, we had a lot of great times together, Lenny would literally give you the shirt off his back as would the rest of his family. I'm very saddened by the news of his sudden passing, I lost track of him when he moved recently, I will miss him deeply he was a true and loyal friend. As for that miss informed @@$Q%#4 it ain't over yet. Ha Ha. LOVE YOU lENNY.
MP Native

Melrose Park, IL

#20 Jul 11, 2013
RIP Lenny, those who knew you know you tried! You can take the gloves off now and rest in peace.
KO- Mateo Louie

Plainfield, IL

#22 Jul 11, 2013
I will remember my partner ,my boxing stable, my brother.I was also a professional boxer at the time and he was from the same boxing stable and our trainer was Pat Lacassa, i know that Lenny was wild but had a heart of gold. He will be missed my condelences to his family.
Jim Healy

United States

#23 Jul 11, 2013
Andrew Lapaglia wrote:
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Even if half of those things were true, my uncle was still twice the man you are and deserves every bit of praise he receives. He took care of the people he loved, even if he had nothing for himself and he deserves to have peace now. What kind of person are you? That you would come on a memorial page and try and trash his name just to satisfy your own pathetic thirst to be vindictive. Go clean your own closet, and leave this page to the people who want to honor his memory.
My cousin Jack Collins fought Lenny in one of the best fights this city has ever seen.. Soon after that fight my cousin Jack lost his mother to Brest cancer. Lenny came to her wake to show his respects. He may have fought some demons but that jesture of showing up at the wake showed what type of person he truely was. My cousin Jack has mentioned that to me at least a dozen times and Lenny has the upmost respect from our family. May you rest in peace and the good fight is over

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