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Donald D. Latorre

November 9, 1947 - October 29, 2020

Donald D. Latorre, age 72, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on November 9, 1947, He was a son of the late Domenick J. and Josephine (Novoselc) Latorre. Donald attended St. Clement Grade School and graduated from John Bartram High School, both in Philadelphia. After graduation, he joined the US Army and proudly served during Vietnam.

Donald was a supervisor for Philadelphia Gas Works, retiring after 30 years of employment. He was a member of American Legion Stahl Post #30 and the St. Anthony’s Club in New Castle. Donald enjoyed golfing, visiting casinos, driving his Corvette, and playing cards and bingo with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Marie “Cookie” Latorre; children, Dominick Latorre (Shanna) and Jennifer VanderMeulen (Stephen); sister, Joanne Savage (Jim); brothers, Carl Latorre (Susanne) and Joseph Latorre (Donna); grandchildren, Anthony, Kyle, Stephanie, Jaxon, and Ace; great grandson, Anthony Angelo “Bud Light”; uncle, Frank Latorre; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Friday, November 6, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Donald’s memory to the Gift of Life Program, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

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22 Condolences for Donald D. Latorre

  • What a wonderful man! Had many good conversations and was a pleasure to talk with. My condolences to Marie, Dominick and Jen.
    Prayers From my family to yours.

  • Donald was a without a doubt one of the kindest people I have ever known. RIP, Donald you deserve it. You will surely be missed. Rest easy, your struggle is over. God bless you. Love you, Betty

  • Dear cousins. My deepest sympathy in the loss of Donald. I will always remember him as a such a fun person. May your hearts be filled with the joyful times you spent together as you celebrate a life well lived. Please know that you all are in my and my children’s’ thoughts and prayers. Love, Cousin Carmie.

  • Rest In Peace Donald such a Great person always in my Heart so sorry for your loss

  • Marie, Jen, Dominic and your entire family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are just breaking for you. May the strength he had be passed on to you (and we all know how strong he was) and help bring all of you peace.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We love you very much,
    Rob, Tina, Gabby and Sophia xoxo

  • To the Latorre family. I wish to extend my deepest condolences. I remember
    Don from growing up in Southwest Philly and St. Clements grade school. May he
    Rest In Peace. So sorry for your loss. 🙏✝️

  • Great person and family man loved playing softball with him rip

  • Don was a great and funny guy, I work at PGW and bowled with him and his wife, both where great people, and I always condered them friends, Rest In Peace Donald😇😇👍👍

  • Very Sorry to hear that Donald passed my prayers are with you Marie and family.
    He is now among the Saint’s

  • Ant and family, so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories bring you peace at this difficult time 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Bull we are so sorry for your loss

  • To all of Don’s family I’m sorry for your loss of a good man. God bless!

  • So sorry Marie and Family for your loss of Donald. He is now at Peace in Heaven with the Angels. Love Millie

  • May the ones in TheGreatBeyond enjoy Don’s company as much as we here on this earth have had that pleasure.

  • I worked with Don for many years at philadelphia gas works.in fact,he was my working foreman.He will be missed ln memory{of the good times.

  • Cookie, I’m so, so sorry about the loss of the ‘love of your life’. I’m so glad we got to talk on the 27th (for almost 2 hours). I was praying for that miracle we spoke about but I guess He wanted Donald more than we did. The pain is over and he’s now at peace. God be with you and the kids. Your friend always, Carol

  • Cookie, I was stunned to hear of Donald’s death. We didn’t know he was sick. My favorite memory of him was when we went to Disney World and he kept giving the kids money, money and more money, and kept saying, “It’s Chicken Fee”. We tried to correct him to say Chicken Feed, but he wasn’t having that. I loved him as a good neighbor, a good family man, and the best husband to you. I will always remember him as being bigger than life–when he hugged you, you knew you were bring hugged by the best guy in the world. The world has lost a great man. My deepest condolences to you, Dominick and Jen. We love you guys.

  • Prayers and condolences for the entire Latorre family. Had the pleasure of working with Don at the Passyunk Plant and we had a lot of great times together. Cheers to Don and May He Rest In Everlasting Peace.

  • Aunt Cookie, Jen, Dominic and your entire family. Words can’t describe how sorry I am over the passing of your husband and father. He was so much fun to golf with, he always put a smile on my face. I’ll never forget the time he jumped off the roof in Philadelphia into the pool for a perfect landing! I thought he was superman! He had such an infectious laugh, you couldn’t help but to laugh with him. When I close my eyes, I can still hear his laughter. He will be deeply missed, and I will always have such fond memories of Donald. Rest in Peace Donald.

  • Don was one of the first guys I met when I started with PGW . I thought the world of him and will never forget his heart-felt laugh! RIP my friend, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God somehow console you and your family.

  • Cookie, I just today learned of Donald’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was one of the closest friends I ever had in my life. I have the most fantastic memories of playing together, even before first grade, and continuing all through school, and after vietnam. We spent our entire time, every day, at the playground. I still think of him every day and will miss him. I hope you and your family can take some solice in knowing he was a kind and caring individual who will always have a special place in my heart. Once again, I’m so sorry for your loss. Joe McNulty

  • I just learned of this by chance. Donald was my best buddy in my unit, US ARMY STRATCOM Europe in 1967 in Frankfurt, Germany before he shipped out to Vietnam. He was the greatest human and now because of the Internet, I was able to “find” him … unfortunately many years too late. When I saw his photo hereinabove, I see he barely changed … only difference to me was his dark hair had became gray. Rest in peace Donald … you still live in all our memories! I miss your infectious humor and wit! … And I miss singing Beatles songs with you and our buddies.

    Daniel Cahill
    https://www.facebook.com/DanielCahill1st