Teodosio (Docho, Ted) Tito Staines passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. Staines and Petrona Majarrez, loving wife, Sara Ayuso Staines, and sister, Dora Loader. He is survived by his sisters, Norma Masson and Glenda Masson, daughter, Sara M. Coleman (Roger), and sons, Anthony J. Staines (Denise) and Michael J. Staines (Kim). Grandfather of Sean Collum (Tammy), Philip, Mark and David Staines, Danielle Hinton (Daniel), Michael John (Jennifer), and Sarah Staines. Great Grandfather of Avery, Addelyn, Kaitlyn and Kennedy Hinton, Beckett and Savannah Staines and Makaya and Kaydon Collum.
A native of Belize City, Belize, he moved to New Orleans in 1960. He was employed with the Times Picayune for over 55 years. He was a long-time parishioner of St. Ann Church & Shrine. He was also a member of the Belize Association of Louisiana and served as Louisiana Honorary Consul to Belize. He will be deeply missed by his family, relatives and friends, especially his many Belizean friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Ann Church & Shrine, 3601 Transcontinental Dr., Metairie, Louisiana, on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with Mass to follow. Interment will follow at Greenwood Mausoleum, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, La. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Ann Shrine. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com