OBITUARY

Melvin Joseph Albarado

December 23, 1932October 5, 2010

Melvin “Pappy” Joseph Albarado passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.

Loving and devoted father of Gary A. Albarado, Sharon A. Shoemake (Terry), Chris D. Albarado, Sr. (Edie), Marilyn A. Guidry (Kenny), Malissa A. Gilbert (Ronnie) and the late Tommy M. Albarado.

Loving Grandfather of 20 grandchildren and Great Grandfather of 17 great grandchildren.

Son of the late Camilia Cavalier Albarado and Sidney Albarado.

Brother of Maude Boudreaux, Ida Pollet, Melva Landry, Wilson Albarado and the late Clinton, Clifton, LeRoy, Vivian Albarado, Frances Boudreaux and Odilia Mabile.

“Pappy” was also survived by his loving longtime companion, Rita Plaisance and her two children; Joseph and Joetta.

Age 77, a native of Belle Rose, Louisiana and a resident of Westwego.

He was also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Relative and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service in the Chapel of WESTSIDE/LEITZ-EAGAN FUNERAL HOME, 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 12:00 Noon. Visitation will be on Friday, October 8, 2010 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and also on Saturday from 9:00 am until funeral time. Interment will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Gretna. For information please call (504) 341-9421. Condolences may be offered at www.westsideleitzeagan.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 9, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, October 8, 2010
  • Visitation Saturday, October 9, 2010
  • Burial Saturday, October 9, 2010
REMEMBERING

Melvin Joseph Albarado

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Sharon Shoemake

October 11, 2011

Dad it has been a year already and I miss you so much. It still seems so unreal. I run into people all the time and they also miss ya. I brought you some flowers and I can just her you saying why are you wasting your money but i do it anyway. I miss you and love you. I will treasure the day i see you again in the company of Our Father.

SHARON SHOEMAKE

November 2, 2010

My Dad
If you knew him you never forgot him because he was so kind and loving. He loved to laugh. He had so many friends. He was so loved by so many including friends and family. He was always there for us. He loved his children all the same, no favorites, he would do for any of us. I had many husbands but him and Terry were very close. He always got a kick out of this, he would come over and always go to the back yard first to see Terry(to see what he was messing with.) and later come in to see me and Terry would be behind him saying " Your daddy loves me more he came see me first" and ofcourse I would fuss and daddy would start laughing. He laugh till he cried at times. We had the privledge to have him in our home for almost two years when he got his leg amputated and it was such a joy spending that quality time with him. He loved spending time with his friends in the morning having coffee. I am missing him so much already but I know he is with Our Father In Heaven and there isn't no better place to be. You were the most loving man I know. We all felt your love. You made me laugh, cry and taught me the trade of Pappy & Son & Daughter. HA! HA! I am going thru your things and I laugh and cry all at the same time. I have never met a man so giving. Every person that spoke to me always said such a giving man, such a loyal man and we will miss him. You touched soooo many lives and they all came to bid you farewell but we will see you again. LOVE YA DADDY WITH ALL MY HEART. TILL WE MEET AGAIN. May the Lord welcome such a man in his arms.

TESSA WHITE

October 12, 2010

IT HAS BEEN AWHILE SINCE JAMES AND I HAVE SEEN YOU BUT WE THINK OF YOU ALL THE TIME. WHEN I TOLD HIM THAT YOU WERE UP THERE WITH HIS DADDY HE STARTED TO CRY. JAMES IS NINE NOW AND BIG AS CAN BE HE IS TALL AND SKINNY AS ALWAYS BUT STILL A PAIN. AND I AM 15 AND AS SHORT AS CAN BE WE ARE SO SORRY WE COULD NOT MAKE IT TO YOUR FUNERAL BUT WE SAY PRAYERS EVERY NIGHT SO WITH THIS BEING THE END WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE AND HAVING FUN WITH TOMMY. WE ARE SORRY WE COULDNT SEE YOU BEFORE THIS HAPPENED BUT WE WILL ALWAYS THINK OF YOU AND LOVE YOU FOREVER.REST IN PEACE PAPPY LOVE ALWAYS TESSA

Rita Plaisance

October 10, 2010

My Pappy - My Love,
I will miss you. You are resting in heaven now...but you were always my angel. There are so many wonderful memories. You loved life the way people should. Everyone you met became a friend. You blessed my life. I will always love you.

MARILYN GUIDRY

October 9, 2010

DADDY,
MAY YOUR HEART OF GOLD FINALLY BE AT REST,GOD KNOWS YOU FAUGHT WITH YOUR BEST.YOU FAUGHT A BATTLE YOU COULD NOT WIN,AND I THINK THATS WHAT YOU WANTED IN THE END.YOUR LOVE,KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY YOU GAVE TO ALL, THATS WHATS SO HARD TO WATCH YOU FALL.THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO CAME TO SAY GOODBYE, I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ONE WHO DID NOT HAVE A TEAR IN THIER EYE.YOU WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH EACH DAY, ESPECIALLY WHEN I COOK AND CAN'T SEND FOOD YOUR WAY.ALTHOUGH YOUR GONE AND WE ARE NOW APART, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF YOU WAY DEEP DOWN IN MY HEART.MY CHILDRENS LIVES YOU TOUCHED SO MUCH, IM THANKFUL THEY HAD THE PLEASURE OF YOUR KIND GENTLE TOUCH.MY LIFE YOU GAVE ME, YOUR DEATH I MUST FACE, BUT THE EMPTINESS IN MY HEART CAN NEVER BE REPLACED.


WITH ALL MY LOVE
MARILYN OR AS YOU
WOULD SAY MADILEEN

October 9, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with the Albarado family . May Pappy rest in peace. I remember him as being a great dancer . Beatrice Blanchard Simoneaux

October 8, 2010

I will miss you Pappy........You were always in our lifes ,and we always expected to see you there no matter what...My prays and thoughts go out to your family and grand- children my deepest sympathy ...You will be missed...!

October 8, 2010

R.I.P

shauna chauvin

October 8, 2010

my prayiers an thoughts go out to you all may godwatch over each an all of yall..pappy will be missed for he did help everyone out even when tommy an i needed it he was there for us..i am sorry for yalls loss

Black & Carol Girard

October 8, 2010

We are so sorry to hear of Pappys passing . He was such a nice man and always so ready to help anyone. He will be truly missed.