LAFORGIA, JOSEPH May 09, 2007 Joseph LaForgia, of Nanuet, NY, passed away on May 7, 2007 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, NY. Joseph was born in the Bronx, NY on March 9, 1932 to William and Grace (Castoro) LaForgia. He has been a resident of Nanuet, NY for 34 years. Joseph was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a Battalion Chief for the Fire Dept., City of New York, Battalion 11. He retired in 1996 after 40 years of service. Joseph married Trudy Wettler on November 24, 1956 in St. Peter and Paul's Church, Bronx, NY. They celebrated 50 years of marriage. Joseph is survived by his wife, Trudy; daughters, Diane and her husband, Jim Mitchell of Valley Cottage and Nancy and her husband, Timothy Barry of W. Nyack, NY and seven grandchildren, Andrew, Timothy, Bryan, Katie,Danny, Jennifer and Michelle. Joseph was predeceased by his son, Robert and daughter, Susan in 1982. Visiting at Higgins Funeral Home, New City, NY on Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, at 10 am, at St. Anthony's Shrine Church, Nanuet, NY. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet, NY. Donations requested to Joans Legacy, 27 Union Square West, #304, New York, NY 10003. MICHAEL J. HIGGINS FUNERAL HOME 321 S. Main Street New City, NY (845)634-6110 .   Addenda: Joe was also raised in the South Bronx.  He lived on 159th St and graduated from SSPP Class of 1945