Castellammare di Stabia
Part 3 - Brooklyn
Frank & Elizabeth
Lanzara Ancestral Chart
Causes of Death
CAUSES OF DEATH
born October 23, 1871 in Boston, Massachusetts
died August 7, 1934, in Morganville, NJ, age 62 years.
Father: William C. Phelan
Cause of death: Myocarditis
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle (myocardium). It resembles a heart attack but coronary arteries are not blocked. It is most often due to infection by common viruses.
The consequences of myocarditis vary widely. It can cause a mild disease without any symptoms that resolves itself, or it may cause chest pain, heart failure, or sudden death.
William had been very sick for nearly a year. There were contributory causes that compounded his debilitating condition, including chronic bronchitis and "cysto-rectal fistula". He died at his home in Morganville, a few months after his son Art's marriage to Carmela "Babe" LaMura. He was buried at Old Tennent Cemetery in Tennent, NJ.