Elaine Catherine Gambino

January 27, 1922August 6, 2018

Elaine Catherine Manino Gambino of Metairie, La. passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Anthony Gambino. Mother of Sarah Gambino Compagno. Mother-in-law of the late Michael J. Compagno, Sr. Grandmother of Jeannine Compagno Gelpi (Paul) and Michael Compagno. Survived by nieces Marlene Mancuso, Sally Pierce (Rene) and JoAnn Giamalva as well as other loving relatives and dear friends, Gene and Karen Riggleman and Dale Murray. Although Elaine was mostly a homemaker during her life she was very proud of being a “Rosie the Riveter” for the war effort when she worked at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation. Her love of New Orleans history, food, and music will be missed. Her family would like to thank Dr. Wallace Jeanfreau and St. Anthony Health Care for their care and compassion during this time. Interment and memorial service will be held at a later date. To view and sign the family guestbook please visit


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Walter and Linda Strata

August 11, 2018

Thank you for all the times you prayed to St. Jude for Walter and I. I am sending prayers for you to him daily. You raised a kind, caring and beautiful daughter. I want to say just how much I enjoyed talking to you. Tell Michael hello for us.May you Rest in Peace! Ms. Elaine