Valerie Murtagh Cedotal was born on April 25, 1931 and passed on Sunday, October 13, 2019. In her 88 years, she had lived a blessed life. She is survived by her son Steven, daughter in-law Gina, and granddaughters Simone and Gabrielle. She is also survived by her sisters Clare Schroder and Gaynell Diaz, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Clare Robinson Murtagh and Elmer Murtagh, her brothers Gerard Murtagh and Elmer Murtagh Jr.
She was a native of New Orleans, and longtime resident of Metairie before moving to Huntsville, Alabama where she resided for the past seven years. She was a devout Catholic and attended both St. Frances Xavier Church and St. Angela Merici Church, both in Metairie.
Friends and family are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, on Friday, October 18, 2019, starting at 11:00 AM, followed by a Catholic mass at 1:00 PM. Interment to follow in St. Patrick Number One Cemetery.