Douglas MacArthur Paul “Pete” Pizzolato, Sr., born in Donaldsonville, LA, and a resident of Erwinville, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the age of 78, eight days prior to his 79th birthday. Pete was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was a very successful business owner which included hauling dirt and shell, peddling fruit from the bed of his truck and later opening his own fruit stand, Pete’s Famer’s Market, where he worked until retirement. Pete enjoyed evenings on his back porch swing, working in his yard, growing a large garden, dancing and enjoying a drink with his friends that were more like a second family. He took pleasure in sharing all of his homegrown produce with his neighbors and friends, and would never turn down a home cooked pot of his fresh vegetables.
Pete is survived by his children, Karen LeBlanc, Doug (Gana) Pizzolato, Tammy (Greg) Allemond, and Jentyle (PT) Ivey Pate; grandchildren, Joey LeBlanc, Dustin, Katlyn, and Devin Pizzolato, Ashley and Grant Boudreaux and Christian Hale; great grandchildren, Autumn and Wyatt Pizzolato, Isabella Marcotte, Gracie, Eli, and Abby Hale, Tynley and Kase Ivey; his siblings, Frances Sims, Gene (June) Pizzolato, Harry (Sally) Pizzolato, Dave (Linda) Pizzolato, and Carol Ann (Mike) McDaniel; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob “Jake” Pizzolato, Sr. and Elma Talbot; siblings, Catherine “Kitty'' Stubbs, Sherel “Bobby” Pizzolato, Mamie Terrell, Robert Pizzolato, Vincent “Vince” Pizzolato, J.B. Pizzolato, Jr; grandchildren, Stacey LeBlanc and Romney Ivey, Jr.
Visitation will be at Resthaven Funeral Home, Tuesday, September 21, at 12:30pm, with services starting at 2:30pm. Burial will follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
The family would like to thank his good friends, dance partners and his wonderful neighbors for sharing their love and kindness with our Dad over the years. He was one of a kind and will truly be missed.
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