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Calogero La Placa, 65, Of Fair Lawn

FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- Calogero La Placa, of Fair Lawn, died Sunday, Dec. 27. He was 65.

He was born and raised in Petralia Soprana, Sicily, and immigrated to the United States in 1965. He resided in Paterson prior to settling in Fair Lawn 28 years ago.

He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn. Prior to retiring, he was employed as a contractor with Zenith Textile in Paterson for 22 years.

He was the husband of Anita (Trejo) La Placa; father of Salvatore La Placa and wife Gabrielle, Sergio La Placa and girlfriend Alexa Rae Peron and Graziella La Placa and boyfriend Matthew Ferr; grandfather of Italia and Joseph La Placa; brother of Pietro La Placa and Lina Cancillere, both of Italy, and the late Maria Profita. He was the brother-in-law of Mario Profita. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass is planned for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne St. Fair Lawn. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn.

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