Maria Fraccaro, (February 9, 1929-August 6, 2014). Maria Fraccaro, born Maria Massa in Camogli, Italy, near Genoa, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. In Italy, she met her beloved husband of 69 years, Chef Goffredo Fraccaro. In Italy, they had a daughter Maura Fraccaro. In 1961, they moved to Louisiana. They eventually settled in Metairie where Chef Goffredo Fraccaro opened LA Riviera Restaurant. Eventually their daughter met and married John Jagot, IV (now deceased). Maria has two grandchildren Michael and Donna Jagot. Maria had a series of strokes recently. Maria's last wish came true; she died peacefully at home surrounded by her family as she was promised. She will always be loved and is already missed. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visitation and Funeral Mass at Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans. Visitation will be on Monday, August 11, 2014, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Mausoleum. Please omit flowers, if you want to send condolences, please send a donation to St. Michael Special School, 1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 9 to Aug. 13, 2014