Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Rose Aiavolasiti Perry

January 8, 1927June 21, 2020

Rose Aiavolasiti Perry peacefully passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020. She was 93 years young at heart. Rose was known as Rosiev but to many she was simply “MAMI.” Rose was a devoted wife to Ray Perry II known as “POPS,” who passed in 1987, and a wonderful and loving mother to her two sons Ernest Perry, Sr. (Gayle) and Ray Perry III. Her parents were Ernest Aiavolasiti and Bernadine Miceli. She had three brothers George, Vincent and Ernest Jr. Mami’s six grandchildren were her world: Ernest Perry Jr. (Noy), Bradley Perry (Alicia), Ashley Perry (Jennifer), Katie Galiano (Jeremy), Mandy Yuratich (Darin) and Angelle Hill. Mami is also survived by her sixteen great grandchildren. Rosiev worked most of her younger years as office manager for Dr. Fontenelle and Dr. Fran Ivker. She loved to cook and entertain while sipping her martini. She was a wonderful and loving mother, and a friend to everyone she encountered.

Visitation will be Friday, July 3, 2020 at 10:00am. Memorial Mass will follow at 12 noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. She will join her husband in interment in All Saints Mausoleum.

Due to COVID-19, Celebration of Rosiev’s life will be at a later date.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, July 3, 2020


Rose Aiavolasiti Perry

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Elsie Escude

July 2, 2020

Ms Rose was my moms dinner partner at Colonial Oaks. Whenever we visited my mom Noonie we would sit and talk with her too.
She was a sweet, caring and friendly lady. Of course, she could never hear everything we said entirely but that only brought smiles to us. Very sorry for your family's lost especially during these days.
Hopefully Rose and Noonie are up in heaven playing bingo!
Prayers 🙏🏻

Father Bob Massett

July 1, 2020

Dear Perrys and Aivalisitis: Sorry about Rosiev's passing and more sorry I can't be with you on Friday. She was one in a million and I'm sure the Lord needs her in Heaven to control the whole "gang" already there. Will remember her and all of you at Mass. Sincerely, Fr. Bob Massett

Jonnie miller LaHatte

July 1, 2020

I believe I grew up in Gentilly Woods in the same block as Rose..on Press drive. 1958-72

kenny sigsworth

June 30, 2020

I can only say how sorry my family and I are to hear of Roseiv's passing. She was such a wonderful person who truly cared for people... all people. I am comforted by the face i know she is in the arms of Jesus. I will miss you ms Perry i love you very much.
Kenny Siggy Sigsworth

Roger Schuster

June 29, 2020

Ernie (The King), Carter (Mr. Handsome), and of course Gayle-Mrs. Rose was such a kind, caring, loving and energetic lady. She made this kid from the Projects feel really special and treated me like her own - sometimes better. When I would spend a week-end at the Perry house she would bring us a glass of orange juice and give us a heads-up five minute get-out-of-bed call. I truly loved and admired you, Mrs. Rose. You were like my second mother.
Roger Schuster
Folsom, LA

Sharon A. Galman (Funeral Director)

June 26, 2020

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