OBITUARY

John LaCorte

November 14, 1934March 24, 2021
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John Vincent LaCorte, Sr. died of natural causes in the early morning of Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Gainesville, Florida. He was 86 years old. In the days and weeks before his death, he rested comfortably with home care surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 14, 1934 in Jersey City, NJ. At about age 7 his family moved from Jersey City to Lyndhurst, NJ where he spent the rest of his childhood and most of his adult life. That is where he met his wife of 62 years, Patricia LaCorte (Melillo). They married and had three children, John Jr., Patrick and Lisa.

John, Sr. was a successful, self-employed general contractor until his retirement at about age 60. Soon thereafter he and Patricia moved from Lyndhurst to Palm Coast Florida, where they lived until moving to Gainesville in 2017.

When not devoting time to his business and family, John volunteered extensively at the Lyndhurst Elks Club and the Palm Coast Italian American Club where he rose to the ranks of Exalted Ruler and President, respectively. He enjoyed weekends on the beach and boardwalk of Seaside Park, NJ, tailgate parties at Giants games, entertaining family and friends at backyard pool parties and Christmas Day celebrations, landscaping projects on his well-manicured properties, and his true passions, golfing and singing karaoke.

He is pre-deceased by his 6 siblings, brothers Vincent, Joseph, Frank and Louis LaCorte, sisters Sister Leonilda and Millie Rove and his grandson Nicholas LaCorte.

He is survived by his wife, three children, 14 grandchildren – John, Bradley, Charles, Peter, Patricia, Patrick, Andrea, Ryan, Giovanna, Joseph, Vinnie, Antonia, Kaley, and Hunter, and 7 great grandchildren, Brycen, Lucas, Gabriella, Lisa, Patrick, John, and William.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Fran & Van Elsing

April 14, 2021

Dearest Pat and family,
We where so sorry to hear of the passing of John. Our Deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all.
We have had some great years working with festivals and beautiful functions at the club.
You and John were so devoted and hard workers. John always had a smile and was so thoughtful, respectful and a Blessing to have known.
Dwell in the house of the Lord you deserve it!
Thoughts, prayers and most of all Love,
Miss you,
Fran & Van

Maria & Ray Aguiar

April 13, 2021

Pay and family
So sorry for your Loss
John was a wonderful person
We remember a trip we took to Biloxi
And the good time we had.
We remember the fun and Joyous Christmas Parties
And of Course we always enjoyed John’s beautiful Singing Voice.

Our Condolences to
Pat and the Whole LaCorte Family

Ray and Maria Aguiar

ellen schaefer

April 1, 2021

Our Sincere Condolences To The LaCorte Family . May John Rest In Peace . Sincerely John And Ellen LaGrutta Schaefer .

Virginia & Jerry Esposito

March 30, 2021

Pat & Family,
Our condolences. We were rembering John and the good old days. Making cannolis for the club, singing at karaoke on Tuesday nights, selling deserts at the Festa, and Bingo. They are such fond memories. He will always be remembered.
Fondly, Jerry & Virginia

Chris LaCorte

March 30, 2021

He was my uncle, he was larger than life. He’ll never know how much he taught all of us all those years on Mountain Way. Gonna miss him. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Carlo Celico

March 30, 2021

He is a great person always with a smile we repair his cars God bless

Donna Perham

March 27, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing. He was such a wonderful man. My mom use to love going to bingo especially when Pat and John were there. He will be greatly missed. RIP John. My mom will get to see you again.

Charla Schram

March 27, 2021

My sincere condolences go out to his loving wife, Pat, and family. John was always very gracious, had many friends and will be missed. Prayers to all during this sad time.

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