Francis Paul LaFata
1928 ~ 2013
Francis Paul LaFata, age 84 and a resident of Ocean Springs, died on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, in Ocean Springs.
Mr. LaFata served in the United States Air Force
, fought in the Korean War
, and was honorably discharged from the military after 26 years of service. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked and retired from the Veteran's Administration after another 20 years of service. He attended St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Ocean Springs and was an active participant at the Ocean Springs Senior Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Sonia Lafata and his parents, Francis & Laura Wilson LaFata.
Mr. LaFata is survived by his children, Paul (Marsha) LaFata of Florida, Mike (Alexandra) LaFata of New Jersey, Scott (Rose) LaFata of New York, Lisa LaFata of South Carolina, and Bruce LaFata of Mississippi; his son-in-law, Mason McNair of Mississippi; his sister-in-law, Doris (Moe) Moreno of Long Beach; his grandchildren, Paul, Joanna, Mark, Robert, Joshua, Myles, and Zachary and his great grandchildren, Bradley and Chloe.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013, at 11am at RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 274 Beauvoir Road in Biloxi, where family and friends may visit two hours prior to the service. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery in Gulfport.
Tributes may be offered at www.riemannfamily.com