OBITUARY

Judy Pepiton Cavataio

January 25, 1942November 15, 2020
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Judy P. Cavataio passed away on November 15, 2020 at the age of 78. She was born January 25, 1942 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Irvin John Pepiton and Lena Marie Gauthier Pepiton. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Eddie John Pepiton. Judy is survived by her loving children: son, Robert Charles Cavataio, Jr. and wife Charlene Abadie Cavataio; son, Tony John Cavataio and wife Melynda Fisher Cavataio; and daughter, Angela Cavataio Mattio and husband Tony Mattio. She is also survived by her brother Timothy Mitchell Pepitone and her beloved grandchildren Mauri Cavataio Freitas; Kurt Cavataio and wife Gia Gottardi Cavataio; Austin Cavataio, Talon Mattio and Cole Cavataio; and great-grandchildren, Noah Freitas, Camryn Freitas, Gabriel Elsensohn and Cersei Cavataio. Judy was a familiar face to many children during her time working at Phoebe Hearst and Bridgedale Schools in their cafeterias. Judy’s impact on many lives will be forever cherished – whether she was a giving daughter, a devoted and loving mother, Grandma Judy, MeeMaw or a friend, the love she gave was unconditional…even to her ‘furry family’. Never one to standstill, Judy could be found cooking, shopping, dancing, drinking coffee with friends, playing cards, slots and video poker. Later in life, she cherished the simple things such as painting, colorings, gardening and nurturing caterpillars as they transform into butterflies. The time will never have been long enough, but the memories she gave us all will last a lifetime. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard in New Orleans. A Visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 a.m. For those so desiring, memorials in honor of Judy P. Cavataio may be made to the American Liver Foundation, www.liverfoundation.org The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Interment

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Brenda Stoll

November 21, 2020

I will always remember Judy as a kind and gentle person. My sister Charlene had a very sweet mother-in-law. --Brenda Stoll (Charlene Cavataio's sister)

Fay Vincent

November 21, 2020

In late l970s and early 80s I was a single mom and nurse at Ochsner.
I found July from an ad in the paper and for years she took care of my three children before and after school and sometime overnight on a weekend. She was kind and always helpful to me. She made it possible for me to work, and I will always be grateful for her care of my children.

My sympathy to all of her family

Shawn Tucker

November 21, 2020

My Aunt Judy, and a very loving Godmother. I will always cherish the times I had with her. She was such a postive impact on my life. She always lit up the room when she walked in. A very caring and gentle soul. I will never forget her. Have alot of memories I will remember for a lifetime.

Love,
Shawn Tucker

Tricia Orgeron Rice

November 20, 2020

This beautiful soul was such a huge part of my life. Words could never express what she and her amazing family meant to me. Lifelong friendships were made in that house. But, HOME was always where Judy was. Love you all so much!
Tricia

Niki Baroni Cavataio

November 20, 2020

I’m so deeply sorry for your loss of Memaw. I will always cherish my memories of all the times we spent traveling together to all Cole’s baseball games and watching his travel ball. We had so many good conversations. She had such a good spirit and love for her family. I’m sure she is in heaven line dancing right now. She will be forever missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Love, Niki

Carla Pepiton-Reid

November 20, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of such a great and wonderful spirit. I love my Aunt Judy with all my heart. Growing up, she was always a part of my life and when I had children, she made sure she was always a part of their lives too. She never missed a birthday party or celebration of any kind. You could always count on her to bring laughter and fun to any party. I can't even begin to say how much we will miss her. She will forever be in my heart and in the hearts of my children. And I will do my part to never let those memories fade. With all my love, Carla.

Robin Green

November 19, 2020

With Deepest sympathy to Rob and Judy's family, She will be deeply missed. We enjoyed having our coffee together in the morning on the patio, and we enjoyed our talks and becoming friends. I called her my adopted maw maw and she didn't mind at all, May she rest in peace.

Tiffany Simmons

November 19, 2020

The entire staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home wishes to express their sincere condolences.

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