St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA


Joan Grisaffi Fleetwood

May 14, 1939September 4, 2020

Joan Grisaffi Fleetwood, age 81, entered eternal peace on Friday, September 4th 2020. Dearest Joan was born May 14, 1939 and was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish. Following graduation from John McDonogh High School, she wed Edward “Red” Fleetwood and settled in Arabi, Louisiana to raise their three children. A longtime employee of New Orleans Country Club’s accounting department, Joan was a devout Catholic. She had been an active parishioner of St. Robert Bellarmine and more recently Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Chalmette, LA. A pilgrimage to Our Lady of Medjurgorje in the former Yugoslavia continued to hold incredible significance in her devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward Fleetwood; father, Salvador Grisaffi; mother, Myrtle Halsall Grisaffi and brother, Raymond Grisaffi. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to many, Joan leaves behind children Edward (and April) Fleetwood Jr.; Dionne (and Matt) Immel and Bryan (and Cheryl) Fleetwood, Sr.; grandchildren Lauren (and Michael) Cullen, Bryan (and Mandy) Fleetwood, Jr., Jonathan (and MacGregor) Immel, Corey (and Jacqueline) Fleetwood, Brittney (and Corey) Chilton and Rhett Fleetwood; great-grandchildren Shae, Tripp, Addy, Hazel and Olive Cullen, Emerson and Elle Fleetwood, Talan and Beckham Chilton and Hayes Immel. In lieu of flowers, please consider having a mass said in Joan’s name at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church or your local catholic parish.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, September 12, 2020


Joan Grisaffi Fleetwood

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Carol Buckley

September 16, 2020

To a wonderful lady who was a joy to serve her at the Bank. Always had a smile on her face even through the pain she suffered through. Was a kind, warm & pleasant Lady whom I will never forget. I love you Joan

Susan Aparicio

September 15, 2020

Joan will be greatly missed. She was such a loving, funny & caring person. When we were together all she talked about were her children and how blessed she was. I will treasure the fond memories we shared.
Susan Aparicio

Robert Lafaye

September 12, 2020

We had so many great Thanksgiving feast at her house. Lots of laughter, fun and family. So sorry for your loss. I know Shirley (my mom) loved her dearly.

Denise O'Connell

September 11, 2020

To all of Joan's family. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. She was a sweetheart and full of life! She will be missed.
Much love, Denise Ducasse O'Connell

Elizabeth Harney

September 11, 2020

I’m so glad Joan and I reconnected after my mom’s passing. Mom and Joan were first cousins (my mom, Gayle, was May Ellen’s daughter). We had lunch several times over the past five years. I was looking forward to another get together before moving to Connecticut, but unfortunately the pandemic hit. We did talk on the phone in May and looked forward to seeing each other when I visit New Orleans. So sad that we can never know a goodbye is a last goodbye. Joan has the biggest heart and was an exceptionally kind soul. I will miss her. I’m attaching a photo from November 2015. Sonny, me, Joan, Susan, and Robert at Toups Meatery. A wonderful memory.

Molly Reinmann

September 11, 2020

Joan was my first boss out of college we became friends during my time at the Country Club. I loved her and her family like my own they took me in for the holidays when I couldn't travel home to Ohio. I send my love and prayers to EJ, Dionne and Bryan and their extended families. She will be missed. God Bless

Cathy Vollmer

September 11, 2020

Dionne, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May you find comfort in all the fond memories of your mom.

Frank Benfiglio

September 10, 2020

Condolences to her family on their loss. She was a wonderful person to be around. I remember when she would attend mass with her husband at OLPS church. Then when she would go to the COA.

Sandi Boutwell

September 9, 2020

My Deepest Condolences to The Fleetwood Family , My God Give You The Strength You’ll need and Knowledge That Your Love One Is Resting With Our Savior, Jesus in Heaven !

Darla Davis

September 9, 2020

Ms. Joan was such a lovely lady.
I work at the St. Bernard Council on Aging and Ms. Joan came here.
She was so sweet and we will certainly miss her presence when we reopen.
Rest In Peace Ms. Joan.
My heartfelt condolences to her family.


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