Eugene Mollo Gonzales

Born March 27, 1928

Eugene “Gene” Edward Mollo Gonzales died peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Ventola Gonzales; his two children, Jeanne Gonzales Lund (Tom) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Stacey Gonzales Lundgren (Eric) of Carrollton, Texas, and three grandchildren, Amanda Jean Lund of Richmond, Virginia; Sydney Angelina Lundgren and Collin Lawrence Lundgren both of Carrollton, Texas; sister-in-law, Marie V. Malloy of Harahan; nephews, John Ventola (Molly) of Abita Springs and Chad Ventola (Olivia) of New Orleans; nieces, Courtney Ventola of Jefferson and Carly Ventola of Harahan. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Edward Mollo, Sr., and his mother, Marie Schmerda Mollo Gonzales. Mr. Gonzales was born March 27, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, and has been a resident of Harahan for 52 years. He attended Warren Easton High School, excelling in academics and starring in football for four years. He graduated from Louisiana State University in Electrical Engineering in 1950. He began his career with the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), now the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA); then moved to Avondale Shipyards where he served for thirty years as the assistant electrical superintendent and electrical superintendent. He retired from Avondale in 1991. Mr. Gonzales was a retired Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve, 377th Support Brigade, and served as president of Chapter 8, the Reserve Officers Association (ROA), for two years. After serving many years as president, he was honored to be named Chairman Emeritus of the A.S.I. Federal Credit Union. Private services were held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home with interment in All Saints Mausoleum. To view and sign the guest book, visit


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Bob Brunet Junior

June 26, 2014

Bucket I don't know if you remember my name
this is Bob Brunet Junior so sorry to hear about Gene I'll keep you my prayers as well as your family it's been a long time since I seen you the last time I remember was by the firehouse I Gentilly Elysian fields and I must of been in my 20s and if you remember will you next or neighbors on Hymin Drive till we move to New Orleans East 1955. I remember that I was about for five years old and you were pregnant with your daughter and I lifted up your dress and said I don't see you baby