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Grave Marker
St. Joseph's Cemetery Sign
Gaetano Iurato Grave Marker

 

 

Iurato Family Grave Marker
Iurato Family Gravestone

 

        This grave marker which is at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, located at 179 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey, reveals that Gaetano Iurato served in the United States Army during World War I and died at the age of 56. Gaetano Iurato was not on the Original Honor Roll List, but this confirms his connection to Hackensack by being buried within its borders since passing and forevermore. 

The Iurato name in Hackensack is very common with policeman and civil servants throughout.  There is a name listed on the Original Honor Roll list a “Ulturate Antonio”, which may have been an attempt at the spelling of an Italian name in 1918.  It was very common to see misspelled Italian names on World War I lists. 

I do not know at the present time Gaetano Iurato’s relationship, if any, to Anthony J. Iurato, who served in the
United States Air Force during World War II

Your grave marker confirms your service for which we are grateful.

Written by:
Bob Meli
September 6, 2017

 

 

Background image of World War I recruitment poster obtained from:

http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/blog/to-arms-a-gallery-of-war-recruitment-posters