OBITUARY

Stephen J. Borrello, Jr.

October 1, 1933May 31, 2021
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Stephen J. Borrello, Jr. passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 at the age of 87. A native of New Orleans, LA, he was born to the late Stephen J. Borrello, Sr. and Thelma Maloney Borrello.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 remarkable years, Patricia Haley Borrello; his daughters, Patricia Borrello-Monie (Darren) and Rose Marie Borrello Wade (Cecil); his son, Stephen J. Borrello, III (Cynthia); and his grandchildren, Stephen J. Borrello, IV (Daniella), Michelle B. Burgstiner (William); Vincent Michael Borrello (Olivia) and Christopher Ryan Wade.

Stephen was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School in New Orleans and attended Tulane University. As a mechanical engineer, he was employed with Bingham Pump Company from 1962-1988 and then became the Vice President of Monarch Machine Works in 1988 which is a position he has held for the past 33 years.

Stephen was an avid musician, particularly of jazz music and the Big Band Era. A talented saxophonist and clarinetist, he entertained for many years as part of his band, “The Harmonaires” even performing at the prestigious Stork Club in New York City. He was also a devout parishioner of St. Philip Neri Church in Metairie. His generosity has been described by his family as beyond compare with the knowledge, support and love that he willingly shared with others.

The family would like to especially thank the medical staff at Ochsner Health CCU and ICU, particularly nurses Erin and Emily as well as the Heart of Hospice staff (Elizabeth, Keandra) who provided exceptionally compassionate care to Stephen over these last few weeks.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation to be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124 on Saturday, June 5, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Words of Remembrance will begin at 12:00 p.m. followed by a Funeral Mass. Burial will take place at All Saint’s Mausoleum. The family invites you to the celebration of life reception following the interment at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home’s Event Center.

To sign the guestbook and express your condolences online, please visit lakelawmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Words of Remembrance

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Reception

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

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Kenneth Toca

June 6, 2021

Cindy and I were sorry we could not be there in person to share in the celebration of life for Mr. Steve with his family and friends. Having known the Borrellos for most of my life (almost 50 years), I felt like they were like a second family to me for a good part of it. Mr. Steve was a kind, thoughtful, and generous man with a great sense of humor. It would always bring a smile to my face when he would greet me at the house with "Watcha say, Frenchy!!", whether it was just hanging out or at one of their many holiday gatherings. Good memories like that last a lifetime...
Our blessings and condolences to all the family. Love, Cindy and Ken Toca

Steven G. Reyenga

June 3, 2021

So sorry for your /our loss... Mrs. Pat and family and Praying for peace and comfort and know how much he was loved.

Mr. Steve was a kind, giving person and always ready to help and loved people. Whether in private and/ or business settings he was a solution oriented individual that challenged the thought process to perfect a successful outcome in all cases as a witness to us all and to God.

He truly has been my mentor and a very dear friend.

Love your family and all things of this world @ God's speed!

Steven and Ruth Ann

Kenny Spellman

June 3, 2021

On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. We will say a Mass in his memory.

Father of all, we pray to you for Stephen, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Kenny Spellman ’84
Brother Martin High School

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