Myrtis Rita Caldarera died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 7, 2012, at the age of 88. She was a native of Lutcher and a resident of Gramercy. She was the daughter of the late John Caldarera, Sr. and the late Letitia Schexnayder Caldarera. She was the sister of Joyce (late Edmond) Bourgeois, Curtis (Barbara) Caldarera, Sr., John (Rosemary) Caldarera, Jr., Letitia "Letty" (Dwain) Richard, Sr., and Glenn (Linda) Caldarera. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Joseph "Buster" (Virginia) Caldarera, Louis (Laurence), Sr., and sister, Noella C. (Warren, Sr.) Frazier. She leaves behind 25 nieces and nephews, 50 great-nieces and nephews and numerous great-great nieces and nephews. Myrtis worked for the New Orleans Credit Union Co. for 42 years. She was a devout Catholic and a previous choir member at Sacred Heart Church in Gramercy. She was a charter member of the 3 Ell's (Ladies, Lyrics, and Laughter) organization for 47 years. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation at Rose Lynn Funeral Home, 1870 Cabanose Ave., Lutcher, LA on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gramercy from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Ed Fuss, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Paulina, LA. ROSE LYNN FUNERAL SERVICES is in charge of the arrangements. To sign and view the family guestbook, please visit www.roselynnfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Advocate from Dec. 8 to Dec. 11, 2012