The Deceased Man was Formally Late to his Funeral

When one encounters the phrase “late of Tuckertown” in a legal document, it typically means that the person used to live in Tuckertown.  The same thing is true of “formerly of Tuckertown.” Sometimes the phrase “late widow of John Jones” may be used to refer to a woman. Usually in those cases it means that the female to whom it is referring has married again after the death of John Jones.

Deceased—that usually means dead.