Mrs. Dorothy Mae Bellott Marchese

February 24, 1920October 17, 2014

Dorothy Bellott Marchese passed away peacefully on October 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm. Beloved wife of 75 years to Johnny Marchese. Mother of John J. Marchese (Diann), Ralph J. Marchese (Angie), and Kathy Marchese Spadoni (Pete). She is survived by 9 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren, and her sister Gloria Compagno. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bellott. She is a long time resident of Metairie, and worked at Bonnie Francis and L. Franks, retiring in 1970. She enjoyed socializing with members of the St. Patrick Parade Committee of Jefferson Parish, and going on bus trips to casinos and to different destinations in the U.S. She was queen of the 2013 St. Patrick’s Parade in Jefferson Parish She loved going out shopping with her friends, daughter, and daughter-in-laws. Her stories of her early life were often long and brought smiles to the faces of all she told them to, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was just a joy to be around. Special thanks to the aids, Debra, Sherill, and Sandra, who took great care of Mom during her illness. Also thanks to Dr. Robert Ryan of Family Practice who cared for Mom for nearly 40 years and to her heart doctor, Dr. Rolston, who also cared for her. She will be greatly missed not only by our family but by all who ever got to know her. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent in her name to the Jefferson Council on Aging, 6620 Riverside Drive, Metairie. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service from LEITZ-EAGAN Metairie, 4747 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, on Tuesday morning, October 21, 2014 at 11:00. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 5:00 until 9:00, and resuming on Tuesday from 9:00 until service time. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum, New Orleans. An online guestbook is available at


  • Wake Monday, October 20, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Bellott Marchese

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October 30, 2014

We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts ans prayers are with you and your family.
Susan & Buddy Gegenheimer

Kerry Bates

October 22, 2014

Diann & Johnny, I am so sorry for the lost of your mom. I hadn't seen Miss Dotty for many years, but remember how much she and Mr. Johnny enjoyed life. All my love, Kerry

Betzie Peppo

October 22, 2014

So sorry for the lost of your mother, mother-in-law.

Frank & Nettie Padilla

October 21, 2014

Uncle Johnny & Family, We are so sorry for your lost. Just remember that God will give you the courage to go on in life. She will now be your Guardian Angel to watch over you Uncle Johnny. May God Bless you & your family. Be safe & take care.

Debbie & Gus Stansbury

October 21, 2014

With deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. Keep your memories close and she will forever be in your heart.

Stanley Fabregas III

October 20, 2014

Heaven just another angel. Our condolences. May she rest in peace.

Bonny Cole

October 20, 2014

Oh Ms. Dottie, such an awesome, sweet, gracious lady. I'll never forget all the times spent with her and her loving Mr. Johnny. She was so funny, esp when she would ask Freddie for her beer with ice in a cup @ the St. Patty's day festivities. Ralph, Kathy, Mr. Johnny and remaining family, I am so sorry for your loss! Please accept my deepest condolences. You are in my prayers. R.I.P. MS. DOTTIE. I'm sure Freddie has ur beer ready and waiting!! LOL GIVE HIM A BIG HUG AND KISS FOR ME PLZ.

October 20, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
Cindy & Terry Peltier

Kelly and Leslie Carrigan

October 20, 2014

Dear Mr. Johnny and Family,

We will miss Ms. Dottie so very much. She has been a part of my life since I was a young girl and my husband for all of his life. We will always remember her kindness, laugh and words of wisdom. I personally will always remember our last conversation. She was a very special person.

Our prayers are with all of you. May you remember the good times and her laughter to get you through this most difficult time.

Kelly and Leslie

Rachael Brockhoeft Burns

October 20, 2014

What a blessing to have met this wonderful woman, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Ms. Dottie is loved by all who knew her. Her life will be a continued celebration as she has left so many with wonderful stories and recollections. May GOD grant strength to your wonderful husband who has 75 years of memories/ special moments to cherish through such a difficult time.
~ God Bless ~ Roc