Mary Ann LoCicero Bondio

February 25, 1933February 20, 2021

Mary Ann LoCicero Bondio, age 87, entered into eternal rest on February 20, 2021. She was born in New Orleans, February 25, 1933 and was preceded in death by her parents Joseph LoCicero and Carmela Cipriano LoCicero; husband, August J. Bondio; sons, Joseph A. Bondio and Anthony J. Bondio; sister, Rose Collongues; and companion, Paul Page.

She is survived by her loving children, Ann Marie Bondio (Lawrence); John Bondio (June), and Christine Bondio (Alfred); eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine Poche; and dear cousins, JoAnn Malter and Josephine Doskey; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and family members.

After her previous employment in the accounting department of Schwegmanns, she owned and operated Mary Ann’s Coffee Shop located in the Amoco and Credit Bureau office buildings. The New Orleans business community were able to start the workday with a smile as they enjoyed 5¢ coffee, biscuits, homemade hot lunches, and New Orleans Po-Boys.

Her love, care, and generosity extended to her large Italian family where everyone would spend every Sunday afternoon at Granny’s enjoying a plate of spaghetti, meatballs, and Italian sausage. The doors were always open. She never ran out of food, and everyone always left with a full stomach and love and laughter in their heart.

A devout catholic, she was a Eucharistic Minister, Extraordinary Minister for the homebound, active parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Church and member of St. Angela Merici prayer group.

She had a Heart of Love for God, her faith and family. Her devoted children and grandchildren were the center of her holy life. She enjoyed their activities and passions.

Mary Ann’s life will be remembered by her sense of humor, faith, and love of God and family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass to be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Metairie, LA. Visitation at church will begin at 10:00 a.m. A private interment will follow the Mass in Metairie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Boys Town: or Catholic Charities of New Orleans:

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, February 25, 2021


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Barbara Botsay

February 26, 2021

I will always remember MaryAnn for her sweet smile. She was
a hard worker and she had a very good sense of humor.
Jo.L and I could always get some goodies to eat at her house.
She will be missed.
Barbara Botsay

Alette Lyons

February 22, 2021

I remember many many years ago going to a parade and Mrs Mary had a big pot of food on the stove and my husband who I was dating at the time went in and ate out of her pot, I was mortified. Not Mrs Mary, she was so sweet about it and said let him eat out of the pot if he wants do. She was always smiling and such a great Mom and grandmother. My prayers are with the family at this difficult time and I know you all much be proud that she left such a legacy of kindness. I know our Father in Heaven said, welcome my sweet and faithful soul.
Love and prayers,
Dicky and Alette