Judy B. Massa entered heaven's gates on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the age of 71. She joins her parents, Evert "Dutch" and Madge Guidry Breaux; a brother, Gary Breaux and a sister, Alice Breaux. She was the devoted wife of Rodger R. Massa, Jr. for 51 years and the loving mother of Stephanie Barrette (Will), Christine Bagley and stepmother of Scott Massa . She is also survived by five beautiful grandchildren, Brooke Bagley, Madison Adams, Bryce Bagley, Morgan Adams and Josh Massa; a brother, John Breaux (Janet) and a sister, Madge Cuccia (Floyd). Judy was born in New Orleans and was a resident of Metairie where she owned and operated The Nail Shoppe from 1983 - 1990. She was an Elvis fanatic and enjoyed spending time with her girls and grandkids, going to the camp in Leeville, dancing and dining out. Now she is two-stepping with Steve Lavie to Al Dresel's music while drinking her Malibu Rum and pineapple juice.
Many thanks to Dr. Frank Cruz, Sr. in addition to the other doctors and staff at Uptown Nephrology for the past 30+ years of care. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of New Orleans Kidney Center and cardiologist, Dr. Frank Wilklow.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:00 am at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. At Judy’s request, casual dress is preferred. For those who cannot be in attendance, the service will be livestreamed.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana at , https://www.kidneyla.org/donate. If preferred, donations may be mailed to 8200 Hampson St., Suite 425, New Orleans, LA 70118.
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