Louis James LaCorte, 82, of Haddonfield, died on Monday.
Lou was pre-deceased by his loving parents, Michael J. LaCorte and Lucia (nee Perchella) and his 11 siblings. He is survived by his loving nephew, Carmen Gato and his wife, Linda, his loving nieces Michele Coco, Jessica Maffeo (and her husband, Surgio), and Lucille Anzaldi, all of Boston, MA.
For the past 35 years, Lou, along with his devoted business partner, William James Dillon, was the co-owner of The Owl's Tale in Haddonfield. He will be sadly missed by his Owl's Tale family, including Dorothy Oberholtzer, Margaret Pike, Jane Presser, Janet McGuinness (Bill), Lisa Eiler, Jolyne Dalzell, Matthew Calio, John McCarthy, Dwight Logan, Robert Erich, Frank Marche, William and Louis DeSimone, and Ursula and James Russo. He will also be very sadly missed by his devoted, loving and kind live-in caregiver, Joseph Hagan, who made Lou's last five months on earth a direct blessing from heaven.
Before leaving Boston, Lou taught English. He came to New Jersey as an enlistee in the U.S. Army at Ft. Dix. After his military service, Lou became an official to the New Jersey Court System, serving as a court reporter. After retiring in 1984, he devoted his energies full time at The Owl's Tale until last year when illness kept him from the store that he loved so dearly. The community was enhanced by Lou's presence and he will be missed by his many loving friends.
A greeting for Lou’s family and friends will be held on Saturday, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at Holy Eucharist Parish at Saint Pius X RC Church, 344 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill; where his memorial mass will follow at 11:30 a.m.
In his memory, donations to Interfaith Caregivers, P.O. Box 186, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 will be appreciated.
Arrangements by Kain-Murphy Funeral Services of Haddonfield, NJ.