Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Larry Fidalgo on his passing this past Thursday.
Larry Fidalgo, a longtime Somerville resident first moved to Somerville into his childhood home on Fremont Street at the age of two.
He was a graduate of Somerville High School in 1957 as well as captain of both the football and baseball team, and returned 30 years later to receive the school’s Hall of Fame award for excellence in baseball.
During Larry’s earlier days he found himself playing professional baseball.
Scouts with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees often watched him during his senior season.
After one year at Villanova University, he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a catcher in 1958.
Larry then spent the next six years with Pittsburgh’s AAA affiliate, the Salt Lake City Pirates, creating more long-lasting memories.
Larry Fidalgo was also the founder of Somerville‘s Fidalgo Floors, located at 152 Albion Street in Somerville. He was a 30 year-plus member of the Somerville Lions Club.
Larry Fidalgo was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville.