Joseph G. Gioia passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the age of 91. He was the husband of the late Barbara Ann “Connie” Piazza Gioia for 63 years. Father of Gina G. Baker (son-in-law, Al) and Joseph V. Gioia. Grandfather of Jamie Maria Baker, Jade G. Pizzo (Ray) and Joseph V. Gioia, II. Great grandfather of Luca J. Pizzo. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Jan P. McCluskey and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph B. Gioia and Anna Morici Gioia; and his brother, Henry J. Gioia.
Joe was born and raised in the French Quarter, graduated from St. Mary’s Italian School, St. Aloysius High School class of 1945 and attended Loyola University. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Joe was an avid LSU Tiger fan since 1951. He was a member of the Krewe of Mid-City and a member of the Italian-American Marching Club.
Our family would like to thank Guardian Angel Hospice for their dedicated care.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, beginning at 10:00 AM, followed by a Mass in the chapel at 11:00 AM Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.