Jay J. Accardo, Sr. passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the age of 61. He was the beloved husband of Darlene M. Accardo and the father of Jay Accardo, Jr. (Sarabeth), John Accardo (Brandy), Stephen Accardo (Erin), Jonathan Accardo, Stephanie Accardo, Sherryann Accardo, Ronnie Tew and Melissa Bateman (Brett). He was the grandfather of Meghan Quaglino, Hunter Accardo, Jillian Accardo, Wyatt Accardo, Korynne Accardo and Aiden Accardo. Brother of Glenn Accardo and Lynne Bernard and brother-in-law of Bonnie McCain. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Accardo, Sr. and Hilda Accardo and a brother, Frank Accardo, Jr. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Jay was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Colombus at St. Mary Magdalen Church where he was a parishioner. He had been employed with the Times Picayune/New Orleans Advocate for 45 years and a member of the Krewe of Centurions. He will be fondly remembered for dressing up as Santa Claus and the Easter bunny during the holidays.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 6425 W. Metairie Avenue in Metairie, LA. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM.
Interment will be in St. John Mausoleum located in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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