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Josephine Petix-Cardella Bologna

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Josephine Petix-Cardella Bologna

New Orleans, LA

Josephine Petix-Cardella Bologna, age 100, entered her eternal life on Tuesday morning, May 2, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosolino Petix-Cardella and Francesca Bellina Cardella, both of Sicily, her husband, Rosario Bologna and her siblings: Rose, Joseph and Angelo Cardella and Mary Cardella Bologna.

Josie had several professions in her 100 years including floral designer, milliner, and caterer. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, and Mardi Gras. Josie was a member of the Elenian Club and Latinaires Dance Club for many years.

In recent years, she enjoyed sitting near her garden where she could admire the colors of nature. Josie loved visiting with her neighbors at Whitney Place and looked forward to praying the Rosary with them in the afternoons.

She is survived by her children: Antonio Bologna (Dee), Russell Bologna (Suzy), Vincent Bologna (Jan), Eleanor Perret (Ken) and Frances Vallelungo (Jay); her 16 grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family offers a special thank you to her caregiver, Delores Douglas.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home at 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m. Visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Interment in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. In lieu of usual remembrances, donations to and Covenant House of New Orleans are preferred. To sign and view the guest book, visit

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Published in The Commercial Appeal from May 4 to May 5, 2017
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