Remembering Pat LaManna
The MMA and Melbourne Market Community are mourning the passing of Pat LaManna.
A veteran of the Victorian Fruit and Veg industry with over 70 years experience. Pat started his first fruit shop in 1953 and went on to have stores in every major shopping centre throughout Melbourne.
In 1972, he started LaManna Bananas, one of Australia’s largest Fruit and Vegetable wholesale companies, with offices and warehouses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Not only did he have significant success in the Fruit and Vegetable industry, he was an OAM recipient, inducted into the Papal Knighthood, awarded Senior Australian of the Year in 2009, and one every international Lions Club award on offer. Pat was a truly remarkable individual.
We offer sincere condolences to Pat’s family, friends, and those who knew him.
He will be sadly missed.
A private funeral will be held on Thursday, 16 February, at 9:30am – if you wish to view the service, click here.
Rest in peace.