Mrs. Janet LaFata, 74, of Westerleigh, passed away on June 10th, 2022. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Clara Dooley. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Vincent LaFata, her children Sheera Thomas, Andrew LaFata, Erica Naveja and Vincent Cody LaFata and her 11 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.
Janet was born in Brooklyn, NY, in the Brooklyn Naval Hospital and raised in Baldwin, NY before relocating to Staten Island where she lived since being married in 1971. She worked for 27 years at Madolin Bros. one of the top vintage and electric guitars stores in the world and became the stores showroom manager. She loved her job, the people she worked with and all of the musicians that she met over the years including legendary Beatle George Harrison. She was an amazing wife and mother and will never be forgotten.
Visitation at the Matthew Funeral Home, Inc., 2508 Victory Boulevard, on Thursday, 6/16, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 pm. A service is scheduled for 7:30 pm in the funeral home.