George Thomas Laccetti, a Dunwoody resident since 1973, returned to his forever home in heaven on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. He was 90 years old.
A first-generation son of Italian immigrants, George leaves behind his beloved wife of 58-years – Joann Laccetti, and four children, two grandchildren and one great grandson.
A founding member of All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, George was most proud of his family: daughters Susan Meyers (Garrett) of Decatur; Karen Reece (David) of Roswell; and sons Thomas Laccetti of Smyrna; and James Laccetti of Lawrenceville. He is also survived by grandson Drew Reece (Elizabeth) of Birmingham and granddaughter Ally Underwood (Zach) of Lakeland, Fla., and their infant son – and George’s first great-grandchild - Henry.
George was born in Union City, N.J. on Jan. 28, 1928, played high school football at Emerson High. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning home, he spent a lengthy career at Coats & Clark, Inc. He moved his family to Dunwoody after the company relocated its national headquarters to Atlanta.
The son of Italian immigrants from Vasto, Italy, George and his late brother Joseph Laccetti lost their mother as young children and were raised by their father and step mother with three step brothers and two step sisters during the Great Depression. It was this reunion in heaven with his mother and father and brother that he most looked forward to in eternal life.
A funeral mass celebrating the life of George Laccetti will be held at All Saints Catholic Church on 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. A viewing was held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Roswell Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.