The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 and today is the nation's largest national voluntary health agency devoted to defeating heart disease and stroke, which together claim about 950,000 lives each year and rank as our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. To prevent, treat and ultimately defeat these diseases, the association funds research, creates and implements professional and public education programs focusing on improving emergency care and reducing risk factors, holds community service activities and engages in advocacy efforts to safeguard American's health.
Gaetano M. LaTorraca, 60, of Bloomfield, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Gaetano was a member of Local #1342, Essex County Carpenters Union.
He is survived by his sons Anthony and Nicholas, brothers Ralph Jr. and Michael, his wife Lori and their sons Michael, Robert, and Alec. He was predeceased by his parents Ralph Sr. and Rosalind (nee Guarino) LaTorraca.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.