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Tyrone Thomas Pizzolato

August 9, 1940December 22, 2020

Tyrone Thomas Pizzolato passed away December 22, 2020 at his home at the age of 80. He was a native and life long resident of Donaldsonville. He was born on August 9, 1940. Tyrone graduated from Ascension Catholic High School in 1958 and was later honored as a distinguished graduate. He attended Tulane University on a football scholarship and later graduated from LSU in 1963. He was married to his devoted wife, Judy Dugas Pizzolato for 54 years. Tyrone was a manufacturer representative for 40 years where he won numerous sales awards throughout the years. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight. He was a lifelong member of Ascension Catholic Church where he served on the finance committee. Tyrone also served as a Eucharistic Minister for Angola Prison for 20 years. He was a member of the St. Joseph Society where he served as chaplain. Tyrone is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Bessie Pizzolato, his brother and his wife Tony and Joanne Pizzolato. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Dugas Pizzolato, his three daughters and son in laws, Sheila and Tim Carlisle, Ann and Tommy Harvey, Jenny and Andy Fallo, 5 grandchildren that he lovingly referred to as his two kings and three queens, Kennedy and Jack Carlisle, Anna Katherine and Grace Harvey, and Drew Fallo. Tyrone never met a stranger and loved to tell a story. He was a treasure to his family and was happiest when he was surrounded by them. Due to COVID restrictions the immediate family will have a private funeral mass and burial. Honorary Pallbearers include Jack Carlisle, Bruno Ruggiero, Darrin Regira, Kevin Regira, Kenneth Schexnayder and Chris Guillot. We would like to thank Dr. Carl Luikart and Dr. Joseph Albergamo for their excellent medical care as well as Bayou Home Care and Bridgeway Hospice. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations can be made in his honor to Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church or Ascension Catholic School.


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Anthony & JoAnn Grisaffe, Sr

December 28, 2020

We wish to extend our sincere Condolences to the Tyrone Pizzolato family.

Glenn McGalliard

December 27, 2020

To the family of Mr. Tyrone Pizzolato. So sorry for yours loss, you have our deepest condolence.
Keeping the family in our prayers. Glenn & Joan McGalliard

Lillian Denoux Ovetstreet

December 26, 2020

My sympathy goes out to you and your family. 🙏


December 23, 2020

I knew Ty almost all of my life. We went to CHS and LSU together. We got out of touch until about a year and a half ago. Until Covid, we had lunch along with Arthur. A. Buddy Lemann once a week at Madina's in New Orleans. We had tradition of inviting a guest on us. Paul Mark, Charlie Chifici, Robert Acosta, and his daughter Jenny all shared our table. Jenny once told me that Ty never met a stranger. True. He made friends with a number of the staff, waiters, busboys, one from Donaldsonville. I went a couple of times while he was sick, and they never failed to ask how he was doing. I can't say how much Buddy and I will miss those lunches. We'll probably start them up again, but it won't be the same without Ty. RIP my friend.