Henry Anthony Mortellaro, Sr., 73, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. He was born in New Orleans to his beloved parents Veronica Farmer Mortellaro and Marion Mortellaro. He was raised in New Orleans and later moved to Metairie.
He was a proud member of the New Orleans Police Department and retired after 32 years of service as an officer and detective.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Shirley P. Mortellaro and their adoring children, daughters Sonia M. DeMary (Donald Ortego, Jr.), Lisa Mortellaro, Patricia M. Lassabe (Justin Smith) and son Henry A. Mortellaro, Jr. ( Jessica) and step- children Julie (Marky) Brisset and Christian Hunter. His adoring grandchildren Joseph DeMary, Marcel Bourcq, Kayla (Sean) and Calvin Lassabe, and Justin, Henry III, Bryce, Joseph and Veronica Mortellaro and great-grandchildren Gabriella, Serenity and Asher.
He is also survived by his devoted sisters Bennierita M. Hebert and Patricia M. Nagel (Emile) and sisters-in-law Martha Puls (Ed) and Patricia Shoemaker and brother-in-law Arthur Patterson.
He also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and great friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, starting at 12:00 P.M. , followed by a Funeral Mass in the Chapel at 2:00 P.M. Due to COVID 19 regulations, please follow the current restrictions and everyone attending is required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences at https://www.greenwoodfh.com