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St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue St, Chalmette, LA

OBITUARY

Sandra Perniciaro Dempsey

February 11, 1949October 30, 2019
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Sandra Perniciaro Dempsey passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the age of 70. She was born on February 11, 1949 to the late Peter Andrew Perniciaro, Sr. and Margie Haro Perniciaro. She was married to Robert G. Dempsey for 48 years. She is survived by her son William R. Dempsey. She had eight brothers and sisters; Peter Perniciaro, Jr. DVM (Rebecca), Cindy Heier (Louis), Mark Perniciaro (the late Mary Ann Waguespack), Michael Perniciaro MD, Margie Palmeri (Mark), and Laurie Lassus (Gene) and the late Kent Perniciaro and Paul Perniciaro. Sandra was an educator with the St. Bernard Parish School Board for over 45 years. Her last position before retiring was as Assistant Principal at Chalmette Elementary School. She also instructed the Stardusters Drum and Bugle Corps and the Louisiana Southernaires Drum and Bugle Corps in marching and maneuvering. Special thanks to Dr. Thomas H. Hall and Dr. Mathew D. McElveen and the care team who treated her like their own family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will begin at 2:00 PM. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 4, 2019

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Lydia Washington-Heads

November 4, 2019

Sending Prayers and Condolences to The Dempsey Family!! Sandra was an amazing friend and outstanding Educator. She will truly be missed! She is absent from the body but present with the Lord! Hold on to God's unchanging hand and He will see you through!!

Jeannie Lannes

October 31, 2019

Oh Sandra we worked many years together you were a wonderful teacher and a kind person you will be missed Rest In Peace

Leon Perniciaro

October 31, 2019

Rest in peace cousin. May the Lord hold you in his loving arms for eternity.

Jeni Bertucci

October 31, 2019

Ms. Dempsey mentored me during my years at Chalmette Elementary and did it with passion and strength. Her persistent love and care for the most difficult students was inspiring. I'm saddened to hear the news of her passing. God bless her family during this difficult time.

Marcelle Montgomery

October 30, 2019

Sandra Dempsey was the epitome of an educator. She loved the child who was the person that society "thought" couldn't be loved; she was the hero of countless children who were thought to be "untouchable"; her standards were high and she held those children accountable because she believed in their ability to accomplish great things. I'm so saddened by her death, but I know that her legacy will live on because of her tenacity and her belief in the "underdog". I love you, Mrs. Dempsey! Thank you for your tireless devotion to St. Bernard Parish as one of the best educators and advocate of our children. God bless you and your family. Thank you!

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