Louis C. ‘Lou’ Bricca

Aug. 9, 1942 - Aug. 11, 2019


Louis C. “Lou” Bricca peacefully passed away on Sunday at his home with his family in New Windsor, Md., two days after celebrating his 77th birthday.

He was born in Gallitzin to the late Agnes and William Bricca.

Surviving are his high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Dolores A. (Kowalczyk) Bricca; his three children: Andrea Bricca, Gregory (Stacy) Bricca and Anita (Paul) Lomax; four grandchildren: William Bricca, Emily Bricca, Addison Lomax and Trent Lomax; and his sister, Linda (Leo) Benoni and daughters, Amy Benoni and Kara (Scott) Anderson.

Lou earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at St. Francis College in Loretto, and his Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore. He moved to Maryland in 1969 while working with Bendix Field Engineering. He retired from the same company (eventually Honeywell Aerospace) in 2001.

Family was the most important thing to Lou, who spent time traveling with his entire family each year since he retired. Among his travel highlights was a 50th wedding anniversary trip when he and Dolores took everyone to Italy to celebrate. He also enjoyed family time and telling stories of his life and world travels at the family’s weekly Sunday dinners.

Lou was a member of St. John Roman Catholic Church.

Family will receive friends and family from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Catholic funeral Mass on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at St. John Roman Catholic Church, Westminster, Md. Arrangements are by Fletcher Funeral Home and Cremation Services PA, Westminster, Md.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Poor Box at St. John Catholic Church, Westminster, or donations to Carroll Hospice. The family requests that in remembrance of Lou, you share a family meal or vacation to make memories that will last forever.