Paul Joseph LaTouche

Paul Joseph LaTouche, 94, of Northvale, formerly of Bronx, NY, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 30th, 2020. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Louise (nee Campeau), as well as his son, John Arthur. Paul joined the Navy after graduating from St. Simon Stock High School and served on LSM ship #50 in the Philippines during World War II. After completing his naval service, he became a successful Cadillac salesman in the Bronx.

He met Peggy Lane and they were married in Our Saviors Church in 1950. The two moved to Northvale, NJ in 1967 where they raised their eight children. This year, they celebrated their 70th anniversary together.

Paul was a parishioner and usher at St. Anthony’s Church He was Post Commander of the Northvale VFW and Memorial Day Parade Chairman for many years. He was also a member of the Northvale American Legion, Closter Elks, LSM Association, a Third Degree Knight of Columbus and a little league coach.

Paul is survived by his loving wife Peggy, his beloved children, Gerard, Denise Simons, Paul Michael and his wife Janet, Patrice, Suzanne Dacuba and her husband Andree, Danielle, and Robert, 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, his loving sister Marie Flanagan, and his many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Paul had a great sense of humor, was loved by all who knew him, and was always making people laugh!

Funeral services are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Northvale Ambulance Corps.

Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale.


  1. Bless this amazing family.

  2. Paul, we will miss you so much. You were one of Northvale’s touchstones. A gentleman, a patriot, a source of pride to all of us. God bless you as you rest, and God bless Peggy and all of your loving family.
    Love, Barbara and Roy Sokoloski

  3. Charlotte and Bernie Gerstmayr

    I will always remember the many years I sat next to Paul as award presenters at NVOT senior assemblies and graduation ceremonies at Nathan Hale School. He would quietly make the funniest, most outrageous comments and I’d try so hard not to bust out laughing. One year we both had tears running down our faces trying not to laugh. Good thing we were always sitting in a back row of presenters!
    Your involvement at St. Anthony’s and the VFW will always be remembered also.
    Paul, we will all miss you. Be at peace. All my love and sympathy to dear Peggy and family.

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