Marguerite (Marge) Sedita Brocato, age 85, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday November 10, 2019 surrounded by her extended family. Marge was married for sixty years to the love of her life, Anthony (Tony) S. Brocato, Sr., who predeceased her by four years. She is survived by her children Karen Brocato, Anthony Brocato, Jr. (Tracy), and Connie Loyless (Clay); her grandchildren Joseph Brocato, Christina Dugue (Jacob), Ian Brocato, Molly Smith, and David Loyless (Samantha); and her great grandchildren Cameron Dugue and Jaxon Dugue. Her granddaughter Jessica Smith predeceased her. Marge is also survived by her sisters Jean Guerico, and Elizabeth Romance; and is predeceased by her sister Nina Sedita. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Marge was born December 2, 1934 in Buffalo, New York to Russell and Concetta Sedita, second generation immigrants from Sicily, Italy. Marge married Tony on September 24, 1955 and the couple began raising their family in Buffalo, until 1969 when they moved with their three children to New Orleans. They landed in a house unseen by Marge on Pike Dr. in Metairie; within a year Marge convinced Tony to move over one block to a house she liked better on Elmwood Parkway, where they set-up permanent residence for the next forty-eight years.
Marge and Tony were active members of the Bacchus Carnival organization, joining the krewe in just its second year of existence. Hosting the King of Bacchus was one of Marge’s favorite activities, she entertained stars from Dom Delouise to heartthrobs like Henry Winkler and Luke Perry and had stories about kings that were hilarious and joined the party to those who were dull as dishwater and a royal pain to be around. Marge herself enjoyed life and the bacchanal celebrations, especially hostessing the many special guests and dear friends joining them throughout the years.
Marge also had fun beating the house, whether she was at the Treasure Chest, Harrah’s, or the Silver Slipper. Not a high stakes gambler, she basically stuck to the slot machines just for entertainment, but somehow seemed to always come out ahead. She certainly won the game of life – marrying her soulmate, raising a family, and having a lot of fun along the way. Her smile could light a room.
From 1976 until just a couple of years ago, the Brocatos always spent the last week in July in a beach house or condo, for years in Pensacola, and later in Orange Beach. Those days now exist only in memories, but oh what precious memories they are! They will live on forever in the hearts of Marge’s children and grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Garden of Memories, 4900 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA with visitation on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Service officiated by Monsignor Harry Bugler at 2:00 p.m., The inurnment ceremony will be private.