It is with great sadness that the family of Paul F. Vitrano, Jr. announces his passing on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the age of 86. Paul was born on December 6, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana and resided in St. Charles Parish for the last 15 years. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn Bolton Vitrano. Devoted father to Paul Vitrano, III, the late Mary Anne Vitrano Dunn, David Vitrano (Emilie), Amy Frazier (Freddy), and Becky Dupuy (Bernie Jr). Grandfather to Jessica Champagne (Bradley), Brittany Cerrato (Vincent), Bernie Dupuy III (Shyanne), Taylor Dunn, Tyler Dupuy, Chloe Vitrano, Marc Theberge, and Ali Dupuy. Devoted great-grandfather to Travis Dupuy.
Paul was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and was a graduate of Jesuit High School. After high school, he enlisted in the Army in July of 1952 and served until being honorably discharged in June of 1954. Upon his release, he attended Louisiana State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education. It was during this time in Baton Rouge that he met his wife, Marilyn. He received his master’s degree from Loyola University in New Orleans. He worked in school administration and served as Principal within the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Paul enjoyed spending time with his family. You would always see him on the sidelines, cheering on his grandchildren and he enjoyed taking trips with the family. He was an enthusiastic LSU fan and loved to watch his Tigers take the field.
Friends and relatives are invited to celebrate his life on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001. Visitation will start at 10:00am and will be followed by a funeral service at 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lighthouse House for the Blind.