Josephine Lucy Laratta
Josephine Lucy "Babe" Laratta, 100, of Fairmont, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born in Kaylor, Pennsylvania on April 12, 1919, a daughter of the late Leo Phillips and Anna (Cherico) Phillips.
Josephine worked for Owens - Illinois, and Speedway Car Wash. She also was the owner of Jo's Home Pastries and she would help out at Quick Clean Laundromat and Newsstand. She enjoyed exercising at home and embroidery. Josephine was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Josephine is survived by three grandchildren, Christopher John Laratta, Gregory Anthony Laratta and his wife, Danielle, and Laura Jo Laratta, all of Fairmont; her great grandson, Carter Anthony Laratta; her niece, Mary Lou Clinger of Clarion, PA; many nieces, nephews and cousins in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Laratta; her son, Leo Phillips Laratta; her daughter-in-law, Therese Marie Laratta; her sister, Nora DeMarco; two brothers, Dominick Phillips and Frank Phillips; and her niece, Sally Ann (DeMarco) Buzard. Family and friends are welcome to call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, on Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A vigil service will be held in the funeral home at 5:00 PM. A Catholic funeral liturgy will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 329 Maryland Ave, Fairmont on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Father Jojan Joseph, CST as Celebrant. A committal service will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at
Published on October 8, 2019


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