Vita Roccaforte Martin passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the age of 78. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Martin for 48 years and the devoted mother of Catherine Martin. Daughter of the late Peter and Emma Roccaforte. Sister of Patricia Migliore, Peter Roccaforte, Wanda Luquette, Mary Kliebert, Emma Roccaforte and the late Anthony Roccaforte. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A native of Garyville and a resident of Harahan for the past 42 years. Mrs. Martin was a parishioner of St. Rita Church. She graduated from Leon Godchaux High School and still remained in close contact with her classmates. Vita was the rock and the glue that held her family together. Being the eldest of 6 siblings she was known as “Mama Vita.” She was employed by Darcy and Company and Alpha Pharmaceutical. She was involved in coordinating charity events as well as a member of the red hat society. She gave her time to the Harahan Senior Center. Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday as she held the celebration dinner for nearly 50 years. But most importantly she cherished spending time and traveling to the beach with her family.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will be in St. John Mausoleum located in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Contributions, if preferred, may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in her honor at give.bafound.org.
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