Pat J LaBracioJuly 18, 2017
On July 18, 2017 Pat Joseph LaBracio transitioned fully into God's grace surrounded by his loving family.
Beloved husband of Suzanne (nee Spina) and loyal, loving father of two sons; Pasquale and Joseph and best canine friend Coco. Pat is the cherished son of the lates Pasquale and Irene LaBracio. Devoted brother of Laura and Randy DeLuca, Jeanne (Kurash), and Carolyn (D’Alessandro). Best friends for life with Anthony and Lourdes Tango and Charlie and Karen Rose. Pat is the loving son-in-law to Joan and the late Sam Spina, brother-in-law of Bobby, Tony and Lorraine, Tip Sam, Marleen and Pete Nigro, Elaine and Bart Petrillo, Bud Kurash and Wilson D’Alessandro and the late Michael. Nephew to Anthony LaBracio, and beloved uncle and friend too many.
Pat was born in Newark, NJ, and resided in Whippany, NJ, where he lived and raised his family for the past 26 years. The life that he was granted was lived fully. His authenticity came through in everything he did. The presence of this beautiful man is one-of-a kind. Always quick to make you laugh and learn even in the hardest of situations. The world received a true blessing on November 23rd, his birth date. Pat acted as himself, no matter who he was with. From young children to his elders, all human beings who met Pat could feel the life force that came through him so profoundly.
He was a builder and valued project manager at Sharp Management Company.
Pat will continue to be a beacon of the importance of living life, focused on loving and providing for those around you. Those who surrounded Pat could feel his heart. The heartwarming smile he wore and wit added an unspeakable value to this world. There are some things in life that cannot be explained by words, only felt with heart. Pat’s legacy and presence lie in that category. We are so full of joy to have experienced a life along side such a profound man. Pat will be remembered always for his strength, passion as a father, the life and foundation of the family and any party; funny, kind, generous, outgoing, a Yankee fan, baby whisperer, and the most wonderful father imaginable. He loved to coach his sons, eat cherry tomatoes in his garden, make pizza in his own brick oven, comfort you in your time of need, and lift you up when you needed it. He was strong and loyal, faithful and supportive to all that knew him. Pat was a bridge over troubled waters and marched to his own drummer. He continues to be a blessing and gift from God to all that know him and will be deeply missed. We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just thought we were having fun.
Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home 210 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral on Friday assembling at 10am followed by a mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover at 11am. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
If you would like to have a mass said in celebration of Pat's life, the family would greatly appreciate it.