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Funeral Held for Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Father

Teacher and artist Joseph Gatto was laid to rest Thursday. 

Hundreds attended a funeral service for Joseph Gatto Thursday at Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church.

Family members, friends and former students gathered to remember the life of the 78-year-old teacher and artist.

Gatto was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home on Nov. 13. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating his death as a homicide.

In lieu of flowers, Gatto's children requested donations be made to their father's three favorite charities:

  • The Historic Italian Hall Foundation
  • The Los Angeles Community Garden Council
  • The Tuition Magician: Joe Gatto Arts Scholarship
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