Joseph John LaBella, age 65, of The Woodlands, Texas, formerly of Oceanside, N.Y., passed away on July 7, 2018 from cancer.
He received a degree from American University and Vermont Law School. He also attended The Lee Strasberg School of Acting in New York City and appeared in the motion picture “The Godfather” as a sailor in Connie Corleone’s wedding. He was an incredibly successful Criminal Defense attorney and businessman in Montgomery County, Texas. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph LaBella Sr. and his wife, Robin LaBella.
He is survived by his son, Joey LaBella; his daughter, Lauren LaBella and her husband Shawn; his mother, Marilyn Telzer; his grandchildren, Robin and Skyler; his sister, Terry Meyerson and her husband Jay; his brother Andrew LaBella and his wife, Cheryl; his nephew, David Telzer and his wife Lori; his great niece and nephew Meredith and Tom Jones, their children, and all of the Hoppenstein children. He was loved by many, especially his friend, Vanessa Andrews. He will be forever in our hearts.
A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:30 AM on Saturday July 14, 2018 at St. Anthony of Padua, 901 N. Dupont Street, Wilmington, DE 19805. Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805.