St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA


Salvadora "Dora" Culotta Colombo

26 enero , 192622 junio , 2020

Salvadora “Dora” Culotta Colombo passed away at age 94 on June 22, 2020. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin & friend. She was immensely loved by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Vincent Colombo, Jr.; father, Philip V. Culotta; mother, Josephine C. Culotta; her stepmother Josephine M. Culotta; her sisters, Lena C. Mullet (Butz) and Angelina C. Mullet (Russ). She is survived by her children Vincent Colombo III (Laura); Philip V. Colombo (Angela); Josephine “Jo” Couvillion (Allen); Joseph Colombo (Sharlene). Grandmother of Tina C. Glissman (John), Carly C. Johnson (Derek), Alise C. McClung (Christian), Aubree C. Jarrett (Neil), Phillip P. Keller (Laura); Shannon (George) Arch and Alicia Couvillion, Scott Ulloa (Jessica), Brandi Hitchcock(Jeff), and Briana King (Slayden). Great-grandmother of John, Jace, Jena, and Jade Glissman, Jude J. Jarrett, Charlotte L. and Emma Johnson, David Roman Keller, Phillip P. Keller, Jr., Ava and George Arch III, and Gabriel Couvillion, Peyton, Madison, Sophia Hitchcock and Jaxon, Bentley, Olivia King, and Dalia Ulloa. She will also be fondly remembered by Rosemary F. Buras (Larry), her cousin who was more like a sister and her children, Laurie (Guy), Lynell (David) and Larry (Genia), and grand-children (Brendan, Guy, Shelby, Garrett, Hannah, David, Luke, Joel, and Ava). She was also blessed with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dora loved to dance, and danced every chance she had, even into her 90’s. She enjoyed joining her family and friends on the bus to the casinos, up until a year ago. Our family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Heritage Manor in Slidell, a special thanks to Kim S. and Nicole for their special attention to our mother, particularly in her final days. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA 70043, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with a funeral mass in her memory at 11:00 AM. While in church, all in attendance will need to be masked and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Dora will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation

    jueves, 25 junio , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    jueves, 25 junio , 2020


Salvadora "Dora" Culotta Colombo


Mary Ellen Hepting

13 julio , 2020

Saddened to hear of Cousin Dora's passing. While we did not
stay in contact through the years, I do remember the many visits to St. Bernard as a child. My mother Lena Varisco Hogan and her sisters would often reminisce about how much fun they had when together. Her personality would shine through. You are all so lucky to have had her for such a long time. God bless you all and many prayers sent your way.

Mary Ellen Hogan Hepting

Carol chenevert

5 julio , 2020

Dear Jo, so sorry for the loss of your Mother. How blessed are we to have had them for such a long time, Hope her and Verna can visit in Heaven. God Bless you in this difficult. Sincerely, Carol Chenevert


27 junio , 2020

Vee, Phil, Josephine. Joe and extended family,
Danny and I want to offer our sincerest condolences and love to all of you after the death your your very sweet Momma. I just don't think they came any sweeter or kinder than Mrs Dora. I know you will miss her but I know she will be so joyful with seeing the love of her life and her family. She will always be watching because that is who she was.
I will always be grateful to Mrs Dora and Mr Vincent for bringing my Danny with them to Mrs Gin and Mr Sal's house because that is how we met. We love you both.
God Bless Y'all with comfort and strength,
Much Love,
Danny and Brenda Vincens

Mary Phillips-Zieman

26 junio , 2020

My most vivid memory of Miss Dora was how she would slide over and sit right next to Mr. V when he was driving his truck with the bench seat. Oh, and watching the Dean Martin show! Great memories!!

Phyllis Timmons ( Gioia)

25 junio , 2020

It was a true blessing to get to know MRS. DORA and enjoy good times with her . She was a very special lady who loved her family more than anything in the world. I am sure she is already dancing in heaven . She is looking down on her sweet family and smiling with peace . Prayers for her family and hugs to her one and only girl, JO . The COLUMBO FAMILY IS STRONG IN THEIR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER AND FAITH .


25 junio , 2020

It was a true blessing to know , MRS. DORA. She was a very special lady who loved her family more than anything in the world . To know her was to Love her. I’m sure she is already dancing in heaven and smiling down upon her sweet family . Prayers for her family and big hugs to JO, her one and only girl . 🙏💕🙏

Melvin Ripp

25 junio , 2020

The matriarch of the Columbo family is now with her best friend and soul mate Vincent. The live of so many have been enriched by the Columbo family sharing Dora with us, thanks.
Special thoughts and prayers to Phil and Jo as they celebrate the life of their Mother.

Mark & Harolean Perkins

24 junio , 2020

We offer our sincere condolences to all of the Colombo family. Miss Dora was a sweet and kind lady who always had a hug and kiss for us when ever we met, we loved her and she will be greatly miss.

Carly Johnson

24 junio , 2020

I love you Grandma. Everyone’s goal should be to have a long, wonderful life like yours. I’ll miss you. Give Grandpa a kiss for us.

jimmy herod

23 junio , 2020

Sorry to hear of her passing. I met her when my wife shared a room with her.


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