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4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA

OBITUARY

David Joseph Palozzola

July 7, 1963July 28, 2020
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David Joseph Palozzola passed away peacefully on July 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family from complications of ALS. Born on July 7, 1963 in New Orleans, LA to Gertrude Missey Palozzola and the late Nicholas “Nick” Palozzola. David is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, June Chappetta Palozzola, his son, Dominic David Palozzola; sisters, Nicole Palozzola Blanchard (Jerry) and Donna Palozzola Carlin (Kirk); aunt, Margaret Missey White; brother-in-law of Kathleen Spiess, Karen Wildenfels, Frank Chappetta (Lauri), Toni Fieramusca (Mike) and the late Judy Chappetta. Uncle to Laura Dorcey (Tommy), Emily Bruno (Ernie), Emily Wildenfels, Thomas Burns (Anne), Margaret Chappetta, Nick Chappetta, Alec Chappetta, Drew Chappetta, Melanie Chappetta, Noah Chappetta, Zachary Herman (Galyn), Samantha Herman, Brian Spiess and Phoenix Spiess (his little Pho Pho), as well as numerous great nieces and nephews and many friends, all who loved him dearly. David enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was a member of various organizations. He was an employee of Hancock Whitney Bank for 21 years as a Senior Vice President and Director of Hancock Whitney Investment Services Brokerage Operations. David was a faithful parishioner of St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church where he was a member of the Men’s Club and served as President of the Men’s Club 2016-2017. He received the St. Paul the Apostle Award for Christian Leadership as a sign of his faithfulness in 2019. He was also a Holy Cross alumnus, graduate of University of Louisiana, Lafayette, member of the Holy Cross Men’s Club, Member of NOCMCA and an Eagle Scout. David was also a member of the Italian American Marching Club for over 20 years and a member of the Krewe of Thoth. He had an outgoing spirit and was loved by many. He loved spending time with family and friends at the beach and watching Saints games. He enjoyed competing in cook-offs (where he won many Lagniappe awards) and cooking for those around him, sharing his food and memories. The family would like to express their extreme gratitude to Dr. Stephen Kantrow and the ALS Ochsner Clinic for all their support and care through his journey with ALS. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in David’s memory to the ALS Foundation or Team Gleason. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. A visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. There will be a private committal service at St. Bernard Memorial Mausoleum. To share a lasting memory with the family, please visit www.LeitzEaganFuneralHome.com.

Services

15 August

Memorial Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

St Clement of Rome Catholic Church

4317 Richland Ave
Metairie, Louisiana 70002

15 August

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 pm

St Clement of Rome Catholic Church

4317 Richland Ave
Metairie, Louisiana 70002

Memories

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Cathy Oddo

August 14, 2020

Dear Trudy and Family,

I had the joy of knowing David, when I became the secretary at St. Mark School. Even before I got to know you and Nick. His smile always impressed me. I always picture him standing in the office giving me that beautiful smile, which he never lost. He was a special kid who grew into a wonderful and loving man. Thanks to you and Nick, because love is not taught but learned. I am so sorry, I cannot be with you and your family for the celebration of David’s life. Physically, I will be absent but spiritually all of you are in my heart and mind. May Our Loving Lord be with you and your family.
I pray He will give you comfort and peace. Please give June my regrets and love.

Karen Mathews

August 12, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to June and Dominic. I had the pleasure of working with David and considered him a friend. We had many great laughs at HWIS and Fidelity events. He was a wonderful business partner. I will miss him dearly. Bless you.

Judanne Francis Palozzola

August 11, 2020

My deepest sympathy June to you and your children. Hopefully one day we can all meet and talk about my childhood with my cousins Nickie, David & Donna. To Nickie & Donna I know it's been many of years but I think of our childhood fondly. Visiting with Maw Maw & Paw Paw. Your brother was always such a wonderful and kind human being. It's such a shock to hear that such a young man pass from this horrible disease. Hopefully we can get together in the future as you all are my only family.
Much Love to June and Children
Nickie & Donna all the love in the world

Love and hugs
Judanne Francis Palozzola English

Father Bob Massett

August 11, 2020

David was a true St. Mark and Holy Cross MAN. I wish I could be with you in person, but Covid-19 says otherwise! My prayers and thoughts are with you. Know he is with the special group of Italian Mafia Saints supporting us as we grieve over Heaven's gain. Peace! Fr. Bob Massett

THOMAS ZITZMANN

August 10, 2020

June and Family, So sorry to hear of David passing. I worked with David back in the FCIS days. Wonderful person to work with and many found memories. My prayers go out to you and your family. I know such a good man as David will be missed.

Tommy Zitzmann

Paulette Oster Gale

August 10, 2020

Dear Nicky and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. I did not know him but I can read in his obituary about what a fine man he was. ALS is a tragic disease. Sr. Cheryl Porte, MSC and AHA '68 and SMA '62 was another recent victim of it. I will pray for the repose of his soul and for consolation for you and your extended family. God bless you all.

Paulette Oster Gale

Joe Galloway

August 9, 2020

My deepest condolences, June. David was a gentleman and the consummate professional. It was an honor to work with him. And y'alls wedding reception at Lafreniere Park is one I still talk about and recommend to young couples today. May the perpetual light of Christ shine on David, and the peace of God surround you and your family.

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