BarattaBARATTA, Lawrence Edward of London passed away peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2013 following a year of bad health due to cancer and the effects of Diabetes, in his 66th year.  Larry, the son of Mary (Guilfoyle) Baratta-Dawkins (2012) and Joseph Baratta (1962) was the owner and operator of Baratta Ventilation for many years.  He leaves his two sons, Christopher (Amanda) of London, and Mark of Toronto, and his darling grandson Tristan who he took such great pride in and loved dearly.  Left behind to mourn him and miss him are his siblings, sister Catherine Murphy of Burlington, and brothers Bernard (Maureen), Frank (Chris), Joseph (Angel), Thomas, and Michael (Chico) (Marg) all of London.  Predeceased by his brother Gerard Baratta (2004).  He will also be missed by more than 50 nieces and nephews and his Aunt Kay Capitano, Mary’s sister.  Larry had many friends and business acquaintances who will feel the void left by his passing. Friends will be received by the family at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St, London, on Friday evening, March 1st, 2013 from 7-9 o’clock and Saturday, March 2nd from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 1 o’clock.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences accepted at

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