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A photograph of Fargo periodontist Philip Gattuso sits surrounded by floral arrangements during a memorial service Saturday at Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Memorial service remembers slain Fargo dentist

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In the weeks leading up to his death, Philip Gattuso spoke of wanting to reunite with his late wife, Valerie.

Colleagues, friends and neighbors of the murdered Fargo dentist took comfort Saturday knowing Gattuso is with her in heaven.


About 200 gathered for a memorial service at Fargo's Bethel Evangelical Free Church, where Gattuso was a member and arrived early on Sunday mornings to listen to the musicians warm up.

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