Ella Taormina Dessommes
January 14, 1919 – October 5, 2019
Ella Taormina Dessommes, 100, passed away in Metairie, Louisiana on October 5, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her parents Frank A. Taormina and Mary Macaluso Taormina; husband, Robert Dessommes Sr.; sisters, Mary Taormina Uddo, Phinny Taormina Person, Rose Taormina Mora; and brother, Anthony F. Taormina.
She is survived by her children, Eleanor Dessommes Merritt (the late Thomas “Tim” B. Merritt, Jr.) and Robert Dessommes, Jr. (Terese Ernst Dessommes); grandchildren, Meghan Dessommes Merritt (John Ellis Gauthier), Thomas B. Merritt III, Robert Dessommes III, Andrea Dessommes Hendry, John Etienne Dessommes (Renee Caldwell Dessommes); great-grandchildren, Cassidy Morgan Merritt, Ella Jane Gauthier, John Ellis Gauthier, Jr., Ellanora Jane Dessommes, Steven Robert Hendry, Jr., and Aiden Lukas Hendry.
The family would like to thank Fidelis Residential Care Homes, especially Michele Robert-Duffy and her staff.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and a graveside service will follow the Mass at Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans.
- Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, October 10, 2019