Ryan Bernard Vitrano

January 17, 1980September 8, 2018
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Ryan Bernard Vitrano passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 while surrounded by his family after a yearlong courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Ashley Vitrano for 15 years. Loving and devoted father of Sophia Kate Vitrano and Olivia Mary Vitrano. Son of John Vitrano and Charlene Gange Vitrano. Son-in-law of Roxane Dier. Grandson of Bernard Vitrano (the late Bena) and the late Joe and Mary Gange. Brother of Chris Vitrano (Cassie) and Jon Vitrano. Brother-in-law of Brittney Guerra (Frank) and Kelly Dier (Haley). Proud uncle and affectionately known as “RyRy” to Hailey Vitrano, Shelby Vitrano, Aubrey Guerra, Finn Guerra, Collin Guerra, Kacie Guerra, Addison Dier, Jett Dier and Quinn Dier. Also survived and fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Ryan was born on January 17, 1980 in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish. He was a member of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union No. 60. Ryan was an avid sportsman; he loved the outdoors and had a passion for fishing. He enjoyed playing darts with family and especially loved being a dad. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. He was a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church and found great comfort in his strong faith. He will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. A Memorial Mass will begin at 11:00 AM. Inurnment will be private.


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Friday, September 14, 2018

Ryan Bernard Vitrano

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Tina Dier Boteler

September 19, 2018

Ashley, may memories of Ryan and the love of family surround you and give you and the girls strength in the days ahead. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Ryan to forever hold in your heart.

Aunt Tina

Larry & Linda Newman

September 16, 2018

Johnny & Charlene; just heard about Ryan, so sorry for y'all, great kid, enjoyed him!

Larry & Linda Newman
Abita Springs,La

Tim Goatley

September 12, 2018

I knew Ryan from work and what remains in my mind is the deep love he has for his daughters Sophia and Olivia. I know the faith he had in God's plan and even in his suffering placed his trust in God's mercy. He loved his family and understand the joy he now has by looking at the faces of our Holy Family, Jesus, his mother Mary and St. Joseph.


September 11, 2018

Johnny & Charlene. I have no words to express the sorrow and hurt in our hearts. You raised some wonderful, respectful, and loving kids. I’m proud to have known you all since the boys were small. I coached Chris when he was 5. Ryan will always have a place in our hearts and prayers. We Love you all and offer our Love and support in anyway that may help. RIP RYAN, and God Bless you all.

Myra Catalanatto

September 11, 2018

So many memories of Ryan and his family as I think of the kids growing up. Playing ball, swimming, playing in the neighborhood, and just hanging out. God be with you Ryan as Jesus carries you home. May he also continue to be with all your family and friends now and in the future. May the Holy Spirit show them signs of you now and the rest of their lives. Rest In Peace Ryan.

Larry Deroche

September 11, 2018

Ryan was always a good friend to is his entire family. While I primarily knew him through darts he always made me feel like I was family. I am saddened by his loss and offer my condolences to the entire Vitrano family. Celebrate his life and remember if any of you need anything I'll be there. Love you all, Larry Deroche Jr.

Leon & Paula Melerine Mones

September 11, 2018

Johnny, Charlene & family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your son. Sending prayers for strength and comfort during this very difficult time.

Brett Armstrong

September 11, 2018

We've lost touch over the years but I'll always will remember the fun times playing sports together when we were young into high school. You always made me laugh and you were a great friend. Never will forget you. Love ya brother!