OBITUARY

John Joseph Barraco

August 4, 1933January 1, 2021
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John Joseph Barraco was born on August 4th, 1933 to Christine and Peter Barraco and passed away on January 1, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Norco. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Petite Barraco and his eldest son John Barraco, Jr. He leaves behind his wife, Wendy Brady Barraco. Children - Marilyn Morris (Gary), Katherine Trepagnier and Donnie Barraco (Vickie), Stepdaughter Amber Walsh (Brad) and Daughter-in-Law, Trudie Barraco. Grandchildren- Stephanie Barthelemy, Kristie Trepagnier, David Barraco, Amy Sandusky (Richard), Lori Bailey, Adam Trepagnier (Joni), Ashley Kospelich (Chris), John H. Barraco, Alexa, Kellan and Cooper Walsh; Great Grandchildren- Rene, Isabella, Kyla, Peter, Drayce, Reice, Brea, Bram, Brew, Bronson, Leighton, Karson, Layla, Chloe and Baby Kospelich; Great-Great Grandchild - Amiyah ; Brother - Peter Barraco. John was a proud, loving family man who served his community faithfully for decades as a volunteer fireman (Chief from 1969 to 1976), Auxiliary Deputy, Norco Civic Association, Sacred Heart Church/School Yard Boy, also having the honor of being a recipient of the St. Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He worked at Shell Oil Refinery, retiring after 37 years of dedicated service. He was dedicated to Sacred Heart Church and was proud to serve as an Usher and a founding member of the Yard Boys. John was an avid outdoorsman and spent many days hunting (Eight-Point Rod & Gun) the swamps well into his 70s. He also enjoyed the vegetable garden he had at his home and all he could harvest from it. John was a giving man on many levels to his family, friends and even strangers. He enjoyed attending activities for his grandchildren and great grandchildren until his health no longer allowed for it. He bravely battled dementia for the last several years of his life, with his grandson Adam often by his side never faltering on his once to twice a week visits and until he passed peacefully at home in Norco with his loving wife, Wendy. He is forever loved and will be forever missed. The family would like to extend gratitude and love to his faithful caretakers Jalisa Pinkley who lovingly referred to him as Superman, Kim Johnson, and Edna Robinson, to Marion Oleksik for her friendship and spiritual support and to the staff of Louisiana Hospice Association. Your dedication and support over the last 2 years was overwhelming. Relatives and close friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:30AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Norco, LA. The visitation will begin at 9AM until Mass time. The interment will follow at St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum in Destrehan, LA. Due to the current circumstances surrounding the pandemic, mask will be required when attending the service. We appreciate your understanding through this tough time. To leave a condolence, please visit www.HCAlexander.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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John Joseph Barraco

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Katherine Trepagnier

January 20, 2021

Dad, Love you and miss you every day. But knowing you are in a better place helps to ease the hurt. In the words of your mom, my grandmother, “So Long”, until we meet again. All my love, Kathy

Katherine Trepagnier

January 20, 2021

John receiving the St Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

Patricia "Cuti" Hamilton

January 14, 2021

Marilyn, Kathy, Donnie, Wendy & Family,

My deepest condolences on your loss. I have fond memories of Mr. John throughout my life. May the lifetime of memories you shared keep you close always until you're reunited once again. God bless!

Viola Hymel

January 10, 2021

I send my deepest sympathies to all the family. I have so many fond memories of all of you and especially, John . John, Anthony, Marion, Willie and others worked together at Shell and all were family. I taught many of you at DHS and those memories are dear to me. My John RIP and peace to all of his family.

Katherine Trepagnier

January 6, 2021

Dad receiving the St Louis Medallion from the Archbishop of the Diocese.

Wayne LeBoeuf

January 6, 2021

Our condolences to the Family of John Barraco.

Wayne and Gayle LeBoeuf

Connie Bourgeois

January 3, 2021

My sympathy to all of you on the loss of your father, y’all are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏼🙏🏼

Donna Cascio St Pierre

January 3, 2021

My heartfelt sympathy to the Barraco family. Worked with John for several years at Shell and he was one of my favorite! We shared lots of good memories. He was so sweet; use to bring me flowers from his garden. May he Rest In Peace.

Marcia Culver

January 3, 2021

Donnie, Kat, Marilyn....I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers........
Marcia

Theresa (Terry) Lockwood

January 3, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I remember him to be a very happy and kind man! Your family is blessed to have had him on loan from God for many years!❤️

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad taken at Donnie & Vickie's wedding.

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Amy & Paw Paw John

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Paw Paw John, Bronson & LJ

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Paw Paw John

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Paw Paw John and Adam (Sanford & Son) after one of their daily runs looking for furniture for Amy to refurbish

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Paw Paw's first "selfie" (with Amy).

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Paw Paw, LJ and Amy

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Good Catch - Paw Paw fishing with Adam

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Paw Paw with Amy (at Amber's wedding)

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Paw Paw with some of the grands - Bronson, Karson, Paw Paw, Chloe and Kellan (on sofa). LJ & Layla below.