Ada Campanella Dimattia

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"Her children rise up and praise her; her husband too extols her: Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all." Proverbs 31: 28-29. She was love, light and laughter, with a sharp sense of humor. She accepted everyone as her own. She was a strong woman who held her family together, often sacrificing her own wants for the needs of her family's. She enjoyed trips to the beach with early morning walks looking for seashells. Ada loved cooking for her family, she held family lunches on Sunday and dinners on Monday. She enjoyed watching her "shows" and LSU and Saints sports on television. Ada Campanella Dimattia died peacefully in the hospital on June 20th, surrounded by her devoted children and family. She was born on February 6, 1919, in Scalea, Italy, and immigrated with her family in 1928 to Baton Rouge. She was a graduate of University High School and LSU, pursuing a career as a French teacher. She was a talented seamstress who worked with the LSU Department of Theater and Art, designing and sewing the costumes. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her four loving sons and their wives: Vincent D. and Linda O. Dimattia, Stanley A. and Avia L. Dimattia, Vance S. Dimattia, and Donald T. and Barbara M. Dimattia. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren: Andrea D. and Chad Cothern, Corey and Allison H. Dimattia, Gina R. Dimattia, Robin D. Karisny, Stanley Adam Dimattia, Brandon V. and Brandie E. Dimattia, and Lauren D. and Brian N. Cazes. Her great-grandchildren are: Caroline and Cameron Cothern, Andrew and Reid Dimattia, Dillon Dimattia, Olivia Dimattia and Colton Karisny, Marissa and Vincent Lee Dimattia, and Ada Cazes. Her surviving sister, Alda Campanella Guercio, and numerous nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Vincent Samuel Dimattia, her parents, Antonio and Angelina Avallone Campanella, sister, Anna Maria "Nina" Campanella Cashio, and brothers, Dr. Thomas and Edison Campanella. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd. on Monday, June 23rd, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and again on Tuesday, June 24th, from 9:00 am until services at 12 Noon. Burial immediately following at Greenoaks. Pallbearers will be Corey Dimattia, Brandon Dimattia, S. Adam Dimattia, Chad Cothern, Brian Cazes, Thomas Cashio, Edison Campanella and Dr. Brent Campanella. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank-you to Ada's son Vance and sister Alda for their devotion and self-sacrificing care. A special thank-you goes out to Ada's caregivers: Geraldine, Glenda and Charmaine, for all their love and attention. A domani, Mom. Please visit to leave condolences
Published in from June 22 to June 24, 2014
Ada Campanella Dimattia
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9595 Florida Blvd | Baton Rouge, LA 70815 | (225) 925-5331
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