Leonard “Lenny” George Marretta went to meet his Savior on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the age of 85. He was the devoted husband of Virgie Templet Marretta for almost 60 years. He was the father of Leonard P. Marretta (Kim) and Michele Marretta Richard (Roland) and the grandfather of Rianne, Shannen and Sarah. He was the son of the late D’Salvadore Marretta and Mildred Asprin Marretta.
Lenny was a lifelong resident of Metairie, LA. His greatest loves in life were his family, tinkering with anything mechanical and being on the water. He had a gift of breathing new life into anything discarded by someone else and bringing purpose back to broken items. Deeply faith-filled, Lenny was a devoted Catholic who grounded his physical life in his spiritual beliefs. He was always ready to help those less fortunate and had a special affinity for all animals. He was a veteran of the US Navy and worked as an instrument specialist and electrical technician at Hooker/Dow in St. Charles Parish and was part of the space shuttle team at NASA – Michoud. Most of all, Lenny loved Virgie, his children and grandchildren.
Services will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1908 Short Street in Kenner. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:00 pm. Interment will be in St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help are preferred.
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