GAE SURACO LaSALLE

Gae Suraco LaSalle, beloved wife of Michael LaSalle, daughter of Caroline and Anthony Suraci, and sister of Joseph Suraci, former NYC Assembly candidate from Sunnyside, Queens, recently passed away at 79 years of age, having succumbed to the ravages of breast cancer. Gae was a graduate of New York University and a Vice President of Citibank. She was a familiar face in the Sunnyside/Long Island City area, having shared her beautiful singing voice at a number of Gateway Community Restoration street fairs. She performed at Chatholic Charities musical theater productions such as “The Music Man” and “Finian’s Rainbow”. Gae entertained patrons at various local dining establishments with her singing over the years, and put on her own musical show at a club in Manhattan. She was a member of the choir at St. Raphael’s Church in Long Island City for years, as well as a religious instruction teacher there. As stated by her brother Joseph Suraci, “Gae will be sorely missed. She was a beautiful and giving person, and a wonderful sister.” A mass in her remembrance will be held at St. Raphael’s Church 35-20 Greenpoint Avenue, LIC on November 13th, at 11:00 AM. October is breast cancer awareness month. We would ask that any donations in her memory be made to the American Cancer Society or St Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

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