Claudette Laguaite Civello, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Beloved mother of Allison Civello and Bryan Civello (Jess). Sister of Audrey Bunch, Allen Laguaite, Doris Laguaite, David Laguaite and the late Michael Laguaite. Daughter of the late Claude Laguaite and Lorraine McDonnell Laguaite.
She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy, class of 1961. After high school, she attended Louisiana State University (New Orleans campus) and finished her accounting studies through Jefferson Parish Vo-Tech. She spent her career as an accountant in education, manufacturing and retail before her retirement.
Despite referring to herself as having a “black thumb” when it came to plants, she could often be found in the garden and was proud of her LA walking irises and daylilies. She was fond of musicals, and it wasn’t uncommon to walk into her home as she blared the Camelot soundtrack, or more recently, detailed her attendance of the Broadway hit Hamilton.
A fighter until the end, she succumbed to heart disease after a 25-year battle, during which time she celebrated life to the fullest and cherished time spent with family and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 1PM. Visitation will begin at 11AM. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the American Heart Association.
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