Ann Marie Sciortino Bergeron, age 65, and a lifelong resident of White Castle, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center after her brave fight with cancer. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by family and friends. She was a retired telephone operator and a homemaker. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for more than 30 years. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Ronald J. Bergeron; son, Ron A. Bergeron and wife Jamie Nickens, of White Castle; two daughters, Marianna T. Bergeron, of White Castle, and Julia Bergeron Dupont and husband Bradley Dupont, of Baton Rouge; and four beautiful grandchildren whom she adored, Chase and Colby Bergeron, of White Castle, and Gracie and Adrianna Dupont, of Baton Rouge. Also survived by mother-in-law, Thelma Dugas Bergeron; an aunt, Lena Catanzaro Canella; and also her godmother, Camella Guercio Morris. She was preceded in death by her father, Biaggio "Braus" Sciortino; mother, Anna Canella Sciortino; brother, Salvatore J. Sciortino; father-in-law, Harry J. Bergeron; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed making and sharing her delicious homemade Italian cookies with everyone. A special thanks to Dr. Stagg and his staff and also the wonderful, caring and spiritual nurse and clergical staff at Our Lady of the Lake. Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 9, at Ourso Funeral Home in White Castle from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in White Castle at 1:30 p.m. Entombment to follow in church mausoleum. Condolences can be made at www.oursowhitecastle.com.
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Published in The Advocate from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2011