Rosario "Roy" Cina

August 3, 1930April 12, 2019

Rosario “Roy” Cina passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019. He was 88 years old born on August 3, 1930.

Father of Robin Cina Auer, Royanne Cina Schmitt (Robby), and the late Jeffrey Cina and Gregory Cina.

Brother of Nick Cina, Lucille Cina Kelley, and the late Frank Cina (Barbara), Rosalie Cina Venti, Josie Cina Briant, Jane Cina Beyda, Angie Cina Faucheaux, Lena Cina Kobes, and Marie Cina Belletto.

`Papa’ had 8 grandchildren - Bilin Cothern Thomas (Guy), Chad Joseph Cothern, Adam James Cothern, Gretchen Schmitt Andrews (Justin) , Robert `Robbie’ Charles Schmitt, III, Tara Schmitt Haik, Joey `Jack’ Charles Auer, Alissa Rose Auer, 6 great grandchildren Joseph Paul Davidson, Kyla Marie Davidson Regan (Ryan), Logan James Cothern, Sawyer Michael Cothern, Juliette Therese Thomas, Luca Joseph Haik and 2 great-great grandchildren Joseph Paul Davidson, Jr., and Rylan Rose Regan.

Son of the late Geatano Anthony and Sarah Calabrasi Cina.

He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

Roy was a proud firefighter with the NOFD. He was employed by Eustis Engineering before his retirement. Roy loved life and was an avid Saints fan. He loved working with his hands and boiling crawfish with friends and family while listening and signing along with his Frank Sinatra records. Roy was much loved by his friends and family alike, and will be dearly missed by all who knew him, especially his longtime partner, Gina Glaser.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12 PM. Visitation will begin at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Rosario "Roy" Cina

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PJ Giovingo

April 17, 2019

PJ Giovingo
Uncle Roy was like a brother, remember growing up with him❤️Did crabbing together & him working at a bakery also ! He will be missed so much & our prayers & thoughts are with you!
He was a great singer & glad we got to visit with him a couple of years ago 💙 our hearts are with you , love you 😘😘🙏🙏🙏

Joseph Belletto, Sr.

April 16, 2019

Remembering the days when Uncle Roy took us crawfishing out in the Spillway, then going home and having a big crawfish boil was a lot of good times.

Uncle Roy and my other uncles use to play ghost tricks at my grandma and grandpa old house in New Orleans, it was real scary but looking back was a lot of fun.

We all will miss Uncle Roy very much. Love to all the family
Joseph, Suzanne , Brandi, Joseph Jr. and Sheila Belletto

Aj Belletto

April 14, 2019

Uncle Roy at one time was a firefighter at New Orleans airport . He and other firemen let me walk out to runway to hear the jets as they arrived.
As the main singer in the family he often sang along w me as I came along on guitar. Love to the family . Wish I could be there. Aj and terri belletto