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Lawrence Gattorna

May 13, 1931 ~ January 19, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Obituary

Lawrence Gattorna, 91, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Thursday, January 19,  2023.

Lawrence was born May 13, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Lawrence and Marguerite (Bach) Gattorna.

On August 20, 1983, Lawrence married Alberta (Sappenfield) Alexander who survives along with their children, John (Lori) Gattorna of Morton Grove, Illinois, Steven (Pam) Gattorna of Arlington, Texas, John (Maureen) Alexander of Granger, Indiana, Faith (Brad) Faus of Walkerton, Indiana, Mark Alexander of South Bend, Indiana; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Salmi of Florida; and a brother, Jerry (Chistine) Gattorna of North Las Vegas, Nevada. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenny Gattorna. 

Lawrence was a District Service Manager with General Motors Cadillac car division. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, St. Peter Church, past president and secretary of the Maple City Lions Club, and served his country as a proud Marine. He was also very proud of his Italian heritage. 

The family thanks Jan, their special angel, and all the doctors and nurses who gave him care. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Holy Family Parish, St. Peter Church, 1101 Michigan Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Peter Church prior to the Mass. 

Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in La Porte. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, La Porte, Indiana.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Family Parish, 201 Bach Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or Memorials Processing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 13, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Family Parish, St. Peter Church
1101 Michigan Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
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Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
May 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Holy Family Parish, St. Peter Church
1101 Michigan Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
Guaranteed delivery before the Mass of Christian Burial begins

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