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Vincent Lafata service set

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Vincent Lafata of Chesterton passed away on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 at Porter Hospital. He was 77.

Vincent was born on Nov. 18, 1932 to Paul and Pauline (Palazzolo) Lafata, both of whom preceded him in death. On Feb. 28, 1953 he married Nancy J. Morrissey-Lafata, who survives in Chesterton.

Also surviving are children Robert Lafata (wife Wanda)of Chesterton, David Lafata of North Carolina, Jeffery Lafata of Chesterton, Paul Lafata (Barb)of Portage, Therese Lafata of Chesterton and Elaina Albers (husband Greg) of LaPorte; brother Sam Lafata (Mae) of Hobart; and sister, Josephine Fiordirosa of Chicago.

Vincent is preceded in death by a daughter Kathleen, daughter-in-law Tammy, siblings Paul and Phil Lafata and Mae Shingler.

Vincent was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus 4th Degree. He enjoyed coin collecting and working puzzles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Oct. 27 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet, Chesterton at 10 a.m. with Father James Meade officiating. The burial will take place at Ridgelawn Mount Mercy Cemetery, Gary. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St., Chesterton. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call White-Love Funeral Home at 926-1309.


Posted 10/25/2010