Dolores LaTorraca


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Freeman Manalapan Marlboro Funeral Home
344 Route 9 North
Manalapan, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Liturgy

9:30 am
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
St. Thomas the Apostle
Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States


10:45 am
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Holy Cross Burial Park
840 Cranbury South River Rd
Jamesburg, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Dolores LaTorraca

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Beloved mother, nani and great-grandmother Dolores LaTorraca (affectionately known as Dee La) passed away on August 18, 2022 peacefully, at home surrounded by her children.


Dolores was born and raised in Newark, NJ. After marrying the love of her life, she and her late husband Joseph moved to Old Bridge where they raised their four children.


She was a devoted mother who put her children first at all times. She loved her family with every piece of her heart.


She touched so many people’s lives. She was a mom and a grandma to many. She was humble and generous. She was at her happiest when she spent time with her grandchildren, they were her world


She was very faithful and sought guidance through the rosary and prayer to the Blessed Mother.


Dolores was predeceased by her parents Mike and Grace, her brothers, Sonny, Robert, Mike, her beloved husband of 61 years Joseph, and her son Richard, her heart and soul.


Surviving are her devoted children Joseph and his wife Suzanne ,Carlo and his wife Dianna, Noreen and her husband Manny.


Her dear grandchildren, Joseph, Nora Ann, Nicholas, Angela, Anthony, Olivia and her great grandchildren, Zacariah and Lucille


And many nieces and nephews who loved her whole heartedly.


Friends and family are invited to visit on Tuesday, August 23rd, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, at Freeman Manalapan Marlboro Funeral Home, 344 Route 9 North, Manalapan.  A funeral liturgy will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:30am. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at To leave a condolence or find directions, visit

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