Mrs. Linda Rosiere Distefano passed away at West Jefferson Hospital on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 69. She was a native and a lifelong resident of New Orleans, LA.
Linda was born in New Orleans on November 26, 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis Gustave Rosiere Sr. and Lydia Falgoust Rosiere and brother Michael John Rosiere. Linda was the eldest of five.
In 1968, she married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Distefano, Jr. Linda had been eagerly anticipating celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband on July 6, 2018, but God had bigger plans.
She is survived by her loving children Joseph (Amanda) Distefano III and Nicole Distefano (Joel) Klause, grandchildren Ian and Lauren Distefano and Michael and Maria Klause, sister Elaine Rosiere Laviolette (Nathan), brothers Francis Rosiere Jr. (Cindy) and Joseph Rosiere (Estrella), a host of nieces and nephews, and five godchildren Jamie Rosiere Riviere, Melissa Rosiere Humphries, Robbie Falgoust, Patricia Kerutis and Judy Lotz.
Linda spent 25 years of her life in the Catholic educational system. She treasured the memories of her time at Visitation of Our Lady School and the many close friendships she established there. She later accepted a position at Archbishop Blenk High School, which led to her becoming their Campus Minister. Linda had a special gift for relating to “her girls” at Blenk. Her time with her Blenk family was held very near and dear to her heart.
A private memorial mass will be celebrated in her honor at Visitation of Our Lady Church, 3500 Ames Blvd. Marrero, LA 70072 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 3pm. Family and friends are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, masses or donations in memory of Linda Distefano may be made at Visitation of Our Lady Parish. Please specify your donation is in honor of Linda Distefano so that the funds may be allocated according to her wishes, which will be for the poor of the parish.