A Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Donnie Ladatto, Sr., 91 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 425 McCormick Street, Bossier City, Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana. Following the visitation will be a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Burial to follow the service at Hill Crest Memorial Park, 601 US-80, Haughton, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Father Fidel Mondragon.
Donnie was born February 9, 1931, in Bossier City, Louisiana to John Ladatto and Pauline Jimes Ladatto, and passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
Donnie graduated from Bossier High School. He then went on to serve 20 years in the United States Air Force. He married Corine Mondello Ladatto. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with Corine piddling around the yard and home. Donnie had a passion for LSU sports and was a New Orleans Saints fan from the creation of the team, through the good times and bad. He truly never met a stranger. Everyone who got to know him came to love him. He took care of Corine, the love of his life, until his passing. They would have celebrated 68 years together this year. He was the best husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather anyone could ever hope to have.
Donnie is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Corine Mondello Ladatto; daughter, Paulette Ladatto Claros and husband, Mario; son, Donnie Ladatto, Jr. and wife, Jackie; grandchildren, Alicia Claros, Paulina Claros, Jonathan Ladatto and wife, Lisa, Jessica Ladatto Gross and husband Jonathan; great-grandchildren, Thomas Gabriel Ladatto, Courtney Faith Gross and Riley Hope Gross; and sister, Mary Jo Ladatto Arrington.
Honoring Donnie as pallbearers will be Jonathan Ladatto, David Arrington, John Michael Arrington, Mario Claros, and Dennis Young.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.