Dr. Nicholas J. Gatto of Warwick (and formerly of Montvale, N.J.) passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. He was 86 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Irene (nee Polack) for 61 years.

Devoted father of Scott A. Gatto and his wife Carol, Karen J. Pskowski and her husband Thomas, Mark J. Gatto and his wife Kathleen and the late Dr. Keith J. Gatto.

Dear brother of Vic. Also predeceased by Victor, Nancy and Virgil.

Cherished grandfather of Megan, Nicholas, Anthony, Kelsey, Frank, Carly, Christian and Dominic and one great-grandson Lucas.

He graduated as a pharmacist from St. John’s University and then was drafted into the United States Army from 1955 to 1956.

He then graduated A. T. Stills School of Osteopathy in 1960 and practiced family medicine and surgery from 1961 until his retirement in 1999.

He was a avid artist and painter.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy RC Church in Park Ridge, N.J., and then later a parishioner of St. Stephen’s the First Martyr RC Church in Warwick.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Dec. 30, 2017, at Our Lady of Mercy RC Church.

Interment followed in Ascension Cemetery in Airmont.

If you prefer, please make donations in memory of Dr. Nicholas J. Gatto to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Inc., in Park Ridge, N.J. For additional information, visit online at rsfhi.com.