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GLOUCESTER - Brandon Michael Lafata, 19, of Gloucester, formerly of Topsfield, passed away on Sunday evening, February 4, 2018 following complications from diabetes. He was the beloved son of Peter M. "Mick" and Suzanne (Razin) Lafata.
Born in Salem on June 9, 1998, Brandon was a graduate of Masconomet Regional High School with the Class of 2017. He had also attended the Governor's Academy in Byfield.
Brandon was a standout athlete having played on his high school hockey teams with his brothers Colton and Garrett. He was selected to the All Salem News All-Star Teams his sophomore and senior year. He also pitched for his high school baseball team. Brandon enjoyed playing golf and video games with his buddies.
After school Brandon went straight to work at his family owned company, The Clean Team with his Dad and brother Colton. He loved working and always had a smile on his face while doing it. His work ethic was admirable and positive attitude was infectious.
Brandon will be remembered as a great kid who had many, many friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Mick and Suzanne, he is survived by his brothers, Colton and Garrett and his sister Savannah; his grandfather, Peter Lafata; his grandmother Diana Razin; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandmother, Elizabeth "Betty" Lafata and grandfather, Alan Razin.
His funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Richard Church, Danvers on Saturday, February 10th at 10 a.m. Extended family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours will be held in St. Richard Church on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
Contributions may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association, 200 Cochituate Road #200, Framingham, MA 01701.
Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester.
For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 7, 2018
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