Alda & Lawrence McIntyre

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Alda Mafalda, nee Fiore, McIntyre, 94, went home to Jesus on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the age of 94.

Lawrence “Larry” J. McIntyre passed away on December 31, 2020.

Alda had several passions in life, but two stood out more than others. She loved teaching and retired after 37 years as a business teacher at Belleville Township High School West. Since retirement, many students have kept in contact with her and Alda genuinely cared about them.

Her foremost passion and center of her life was her husband, Lawrence McIntyre. They were married for 49 years. They shared many adventures and loved the life they had built together. “True love stories never have endings”, as Alda and Larry knew.

Survivors include two cousins, Norman (Laura) Fiore, and Caralmae (Robert) Knickmeyer.

Family and friends will miss Alda dearly, but she would want all to look forward and treasure the past.

Alda was preceded in death by her parents, Pierino “Pete” and Mary, nee Vescovi, Fiore.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, James Franklin McIntyre, who died in action during World War II; his mother, Ruby M. McIntyre-Shaw; and his stepfather, Kenneth B. “Shorty” Shaw.

Memorials may be made to the Missouri Botanical Gardens or to the St. Louis Zoo. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

Burial of cremains will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2021, at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Christopher, IL.

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10 Comments on Alda & Lawrence McIntyre

Karla and Steve Genisio said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 10:06 PM

Alda and Larry always shared Christmas with our family. Larry always brought his slaw! They would come during the fest season of deer hunting and have bagna caulda with us. We will miss their company. Prayers to the cousins. I’m sure Larry, Alda, and Virginia Genisio Stoffel are talking about jewelry and planning a trip to the orchards!

  • Benton
  • Illinois
Mary Jean Darrougg said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 3:33 PM

May the Lord bless them both in eternity 🙏

  • Coulterville
  • Il
Mary Jean Darrough said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Knew Larry & Alda thru Larry's folks. He was a very caring & kind man who honored all who knew him! He was very much a caring man to his wife, & loved being hospitality to friends & family! May the Lord give them both a welcome in eternity!

  • Coultervill,IL
  • Il
Victoria Riassetto Szewczyk said : Guest Report Jul 03, 2021 at 10:29 AM

Alda and Larry were good neighbors and friends to my parents, Tony and Therese Riassetto. They loved to talk about their shared interest in Italy, especially Piemonte. May Alda rest peacefully now that she is with Larry again. Our sympathies to the family.

  • Madison
  • WI
Jennifer Grafton said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2021 at 3:49 PM

Larry and Alda were both wonderful people! I am so glad that I got to experience them in my life. Getting to visit with them was truly an experience! They were both so much fun! I will never forget Larry's "flat bread" story or Alda's duct tape experience. I miss them both!

  • Coulterville
  • Illinois
Uliana Buxton said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2021 at 3:31 PM

With deepest sympathies to the family. a very special couple who had some wonderful travel adventures, they are now dancing in heaven. Uliana

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ann Lau said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2021 at 10:01 AM

Alda was a precious person. She loved to tell stories about her childhood. She especially loved to talk about Italy. She was a very good person. She and Larry were close. She shared many photos of their travels. Very interesting. She will be missed.

  • Shiloh
  • Illinois
Lynn Schwoebel said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2021 at 9:20 AM

Dear Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Alda’s passing. She was a lovely lady inside and out and she always made everyone feel special! Her beautiful smile would light up the room! She and Larry were truly a match made in Heaven and I’m so happy that they have been reunited! I’m praying that you will feel God’s loving arms wrapped around you, holding you close and filling you with His peace in the days ahead.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Lois Swigert said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Alda was quite the lady. Her sense of style was impeccable. She always arrived to dinners dressed to the nines. She was a beautiful woman all the way to her diamond studded cane. Miss her RIP

  • Granite City
  • Il
Cindy Evans said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2021 at 12:21 PM

Heaven has joined Alda back with Larry--her favorite place to be.They were such a wonderful pair and great friends, The Tuesday night Teacher's dinners were alway a joy when they could attend. Listening to Larry's stories and Alda's talk of Italy were so special. They will be fondly missed by all.

  • Swansea
  • IL

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