Giuseppe LaFata of Riverhead died Nov. 7, 2017 at his home. He was 77 years old.
He was born Oct. 4, 1940 in Carini, Italy to Vito and Giovanna LaFata.
He worked for LaStrada Restaurant in Patchogue and Sound Gardens Nursery in Wading River. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and making wine. He was a parishioner at St. Isidore R.C. Church.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years Silvana, his daughters Giovanna Scanlon and Anna LaFata-Sohre, his son Vito, his brothers Salvatore, Frank and Jack and by two grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Isidore R.C. Church. Interment will follow at St. Isidore Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.