Catherine Lee Chifici born June 9, 1947, an Algiers, La native died October 11, 2013 in her Algiers family home surrounded with love after a 20 year battle that began as breast cancer. Cathy was a loving mother, devoted grandmother, caring sister and true friend. She offered unconditional love caring for others which was returned tenfold with an outpouring of love and visits with her to celebrate a life well lived. Cathy is survived by her son Jerry (Jay) Ockman, Jr. wife Leslie, and daughter Tracy Lynn Barletter, husband Brian. Grandchildren Catherine, Jacob and Brice Ockman and Benjamin, Kimberly, Joshua and Amanda Barletter. She leaves behind her devoted sisters Virginia Bengert (Louis), Irene Chifici, Merline Whatley and Tanya Fraisse, her dearest friends Gail Bear-West, Peggy West-Fayard and Michele Lambert and ex-husband Jerry Ockman, Sr. and many nieces, nephews and caring friends. Preceded in death by her parents Anthony Chifici and Christina Barilleau Chifici , her brother Anthony Thomas Chifici, and her partner Dona Manuch who will be there to welcome her home. A Memorial Visitation will be held at MOTHE FUNERAL HOME, 2100 Westbank Expy., Harvey, LA on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Religious services will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Susan G. Komen New Orleans, 4141 Veterans Blvd., Ste. 202, Metairie, LA 70002, call 504.455.7310 or visit: www.komenneworleans.org. For directions or to view and sign the online guest book, please visit: www.mothefunerals.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Oct. 12 to Oct. 19, 2013
Mothe Funeral Home Harvey
2100 Westbank Expressway Harvey, LA 70058