Louis Peter Gilberti, DDS

25 August, 193213 July, 2021

Gilberti, Louis Peter “PoPo”, age 88, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Commonly known as Louie, he was born on 8/25/1932 in Summit Hill, PA to Alice Tonon Gilberti and Louis J. Gilberti. He was a graduate of Jesuit High School (1950), Loyola University (1954), and Loyola Dental School (1958). Following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, earning the rank of lieutenant, and practiced general dentistry for 2 years while stationed in Imperial Beach, CA. Upon returning to New Orleans, he established a private dental practice that serviced many adoring patients for 50 years. He would later retire from his practice at age 73 (2006). He was an active member of the Louisiana Dental Association and well acknowledged among the profession. His other involvements include a year as President of Lakeside Country Club and duke of the Knights of Anubis. Louie and his wife Rose were one of the founding families of St. Angela Merici Parish. He was self-proclaimed “social chairman” of many themed weekend parties at Lakeside Country Club and their home on Beverly Garden Drive (he sure knew how to throw a party!) Louie’s talents were many; known for his love for cooking and renowned meatballs and gravy (which he learned from his Sicilian wife…the extra oregano is key). The Gilberti family celebrated “PoPo” and their love for food at the annual Cucuzza Fest, a tradition that Louie held near to his heart. He enjoyed spending time in the garden but had true passion for building design and construction. With the help of his six sons, he built the “Rancha La Mancha,” a weekend home in Goodbee LA which would provide numerous fond memories to family and friends. Over the years, Rose and Louie traveled the world together; their favorite adventures included trips to Italy and Russia. He is preceded in death by his son, Paul (Lisa). Survived by his loving wife and college sweetheart (of 68 years), Rose Spadaro Gilberti; five sons- Philip (Patricia), Louis Jr. (Janie), Peter (Julie), Marc (Gena), and Michelangelo (Carolyn); and sister Charlotte Gilberti D’Angelo. He has 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren (with one on the way). Louie considered himself the wealthiest man due to the love and devotion of his entire family. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home at 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124. Visitation begins at 10:00 AM followed by a Catholic mass at 12:00 PM.


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Louis Peter Gilberti, DDS

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Joe and June Cannizzaro

18 July 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gilberties, especially Peter and his family. We are sending love and prayers at this difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your entire family.

Richard and Anna Tonon

17 July 2021

I was so glad I was able to meet Louie. In sympathy Richard and Anna Tonon

Sally Carroll

16 July 2021

Louie, I am very sorry for your loss. I never met your father but he has raised a great man. My prayer and thoughts are with you and your family.

Love Sally

Fifi Zambon

15 July 2021

Ms Rose, Philip, Louie, Peter, Marc & Michel,
I go way back with the Gilberti family!
At 17, Mr Louie was the first dentist I worked for!
He was so sweet & would wink at me when he took an X-ray! I went on to babysit for the youngest ones & my sister Pat married Philip!
The whole Gilberti family was family to the Cousin’s!! I love you all!! Prayers and Divine Mercy in Adoration tonight!!
In Jesus’ Name, Fifi Cousin Zambon

Pellerin Milnor Corp.

15 July 2021

With Deepest Sympathy,

Your Milnor Family

Ben and Lucille Carollo

15 July 2021

On behalf of the Carollo Family please except our Deepest Sympathy for your loss, Louie was a close friend of my brother Carlo and a friend of mine. God Bless the Gilberti Family during this difficult time, our prayers 🙏 are with you ✝️

Tiffany Heirtzler

14 July 2021

On behalf of the staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, please accept our condolences for your loss.