Joseph Peter Garafola

June 21, 1936April 5, 2018

Joseph Peter Garafola, resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the age of 81. He is survived by his grandchildren, Aimee Mayeux-Slade and husband, Emry; Alan Paul Mayeux, Christopher Garafola, and Mary Christina Garafola; great grandchildren, Kade Wayne Day, Isabella Slade, Hamilton Slade, Olivia Slade, Grace Garafola, and Nate Garafola; and sister, Angie Garafola Mannino. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dominick and Phillipine Garafola; wife, Shirley; sons, Dominick and Mark; daughter, Karen Mayeux; sister, Mary Grace Garafola; and brother, Sam “Sonny” Garafola. The family would like to extended their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice at The Carpenter House for their care and support. A special thanks to Sal and Geraldine Garafola, nieces; Renee Caruso and Pam Cox; neighbors; Raymond and Donna Nichols, and Kathy Brumfield. Visitation will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 865 Hatchell Ln, Denham Springs, LA 70726, on Monday, April 9, 2018 beginning at 10am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30am conducted by Rev Frank Uter. Interment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Condolences are welcome at


  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 9, 2018

Joseph Peter Garafola

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Betsy (Hollis) Maple

April 9, 2018

Angie, my heart goes out to you and your family with thoughts and prayers for comfort. Joe was always a bright spot in working with premise sales, fun, helpful and always reminding me to keep my car doors locked when picking up sigs for telsales . So sorry for your loss.


April 7, 2018

We love you and miss you so much Paw Paw