Joseph Laurita

by Mon Aug 02 2021
Joseph Laurita

Joseph Laurita was the father of Dina Manzo, who is an American television personality and entrepreneur.  

Joseph belonged to Italian ancestry. He lived in Brooklyn, New York, most of his life. His nickname was Joe

Joseph’s marriage

Joseph was born in Italy in the 1930s. He later moved to Brooklyn, New York, and got married to a woman named Nettie Laurita

She belonged to Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish ancestry. 

The couple had a total of eleven kids together. They got married in the late 1960s. The pair never got separated and lived together with their entire life. 

Joseph’s children

The pair had their first child on August 23, 1961. She was named Caroline Manzo. She is fifty-nine years old. 

Likewise, Joseph’s other kids were Chris Manzo, Jamie Laurita, Francesca D’Annuzio Manzo, Angela ManzoRooney Manzo, Anthony Laurita and Lauren Manzo

Similarly, their youngest daughter’s name is Dina Manzo. Nettie gave birth to her on March 7, 1972. She is forty-nine years old. 

Joseph Laurita with daughter Dina Manzo
Joseph Laurita with daughter Dina Manzo. Source: Instagram

One of his sons is also named Joseph Laurita Jr

Dina and Caroline are the most famous ones in their family.

Joseph’s demise

Joseph died on April 20, 2020. Before he passed away, he saw a beautiful white horse that walked towards him in his dream. 

His daughter Dina thought that it was a sign of him leaving this world and going to heaven. He passed away because of his old age. 

He never had any sickness or disease. His children paid homage to him on Instagram

Daughter’s pain

After two weeks of his death, his youngest daughter Dina shared on her Instagram that it’s been a hard week. 

She also mentioned that she missed her father dearly and cried every night to sleep. She also said that he was the strongest man she has known. 

She also added that he taught his children never to give up and keep fighting until his last breath. She shared that his favorite song was “My Way” by Frank Sinatra

The reason was he exactly used to live his way and never cared about bad things that people had to say. He passed away when Dina was taking a quick nap in the afternoon. 

Net Worth

The educational background, occupation, and professional life of Joseph have not been disclosed to the public. 

However, the net worth of his daughter Dina is $6.5 million

She has been able to earn millions of dollars through anchoring, commercial promotion through social media, reality shows.  

She released a skincare product line called Glow by Dina in 2016. She also earns tons of money through her party planning television series called Dina’s Party.

Age, height, and weight

The age, height, and weight of Joseph are under review. His nationality was American

Grandfather of four

Joseph has one granddaughter named Lexi Loannou from his daughter Dina. She was born on January 25, 1996. She is twenty-five years old. 

Joseph Laurita with granddaughter Lexi Loannou
Joseph Laurita with granddaughter Lexi Loannou. Source: Instagram

Joseph was also blessed with three other grandchildren from his eldest daughter Caroline Manzo

He was the grandfather of two grandsons named Albie Manzo and Christopher Thomas Manzo

Albie was born on May 27, 1986. He is thirty-five years old. Christopher was born in 1989. He is thirty-two years old. 

He is also blessed with another granddaughter named Lauren Manzo. She was born on April 12, 1988. She is thirty-three years old. 

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