Andrea "T.C." Dietrich Pavone passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at the age of 71. She was born on Monday, May 30, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Helen Foerster and the late Charles Dietrich. She spent most of her life in NO, where she married her husband of 52 years, John Pavone. They later resided in Laplace and Ponchatoula. Above all her greatest joy was her family and grandchildren, "her kids" as she liked to call them. She earned her nickname Top Cat, or "T.C." pitching fastballs and it followed her for life. She had a passion for taking care of others and no one was beyond the reach of her generous spirit or her gentle stubbornness to have things done her way. She loved the city, chasing Mardi Gras parades, winning jackpots at casinos, finding a good bargain, and sharing a good meal. She worked many years in the flooring industry for Lehleitner and the Brandon Company, where she has a large extended family whom she cared for immensely. Andrea is survived by her husband, John Pavone; son, Kevin Pavone; daughter Stephanie and son-in-law "Eddie Cooper"; grandchildren, Benjamin, Caroline, and Eli Cooper; sisters, Brenda (Raymond) Waguespack and Susan (Bobby) Vicknair; brothers, Charles (Marguerite), Paul (Ursula), twin Andrew "Booboo" (Peggy), and Wayne Dietrich; sisters-in-law, Catherine (Tony) Kinchen and Toni (Michael) Hoolihan, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many others who call her Aunt or MawMaw T.C. In addition to her parents, Andrea was also preceded in death by her sister, Marlene (Lacey) Moore. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Pavone family invites you to share thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.harrymckneely.com.
Published by The Times-Picayune from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2020.