Marguerite Orlesh Oddo, 96 years young, passed away and was reunited in heaven with her beloved husband, Peter, on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 1415. She was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Old Metairie, LA.
Marguerite “Marge” was born on December 7, 1923 and raised in New Orleans, the youngest daughter of the late Peter Joseph and Jennie Cinquemani Orlesh, and sister of the late Jennie Morgan. She attended Martin Behrman High School. In June 1941, she married the love of her life Peter J. Oddo, who valiantly served in WWII as an MP. After the war they were together every day for 62 years until his death in 2004. She was a homemaker and doting mother and later on, employed by JPSO as a clerk and Youthful Elder volunteer at St. Catherine of Siena. She was a jane-of-all-trades, honing such skills as painting (including artwork which hung in the French Quarter), drawing and sewing, many of these loves inherited by her children and grandchildren. She loved Our God and her faith, her parish of St. Catherine, Sunday family dinners, traveling (only by train!) and her purses.
Preceded in death by her adoring husband, daughter-in-law Gale and grandson Ricky Oddo. Survived by her loving children, Lynell, Randall, Donald (Fay) and Tommy (Kathy). Also to be deeply missed by her grandchildren including Paige B.Orazio, Steve Boudro, Dana Oddo Ascani (Dante), Troy Oddo, Eric Oddo, Dr. Hope Oddo Moise (Matthew), Torie White (James), Evan Oddo (Anna) and Erin Oddo, as well as 15 great and 4 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. All of her family goes forward with brilliant and perfect memories of the “family matriarch.” She will be missed each and every day, but we are comforted that she is finally reunited with Paw-Paw in heaven. Beautiful, dawlin’.
Private interment in Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA . A memorial service will be held at St. Catherine of Siena at a later date. The Oddo Family wishes to thank Sunrise Senior Living staff for their devoted care, especially Nurse Lyndsey of whom Marguerite was very fond and was with her at her last. In lieu of flowers donations may be offered in her name to St. Catherine of Siena Church and School.
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