For friends and family who wish to share an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in the name of Harry Accardo to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital http://giftfunds.stjude.org/Harry_Accardo or The Hospice of Baton Rouge.
Harry Joseph Accardo, 72, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25 surrounded by family, after his two year battle with brain cancer.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Opal, and his four children and their spouses: Melicent Lester and husband Wade, Baton Rouge; Matthew Accardo and wife Christin, Greenwell Springs; Danielle Bennett and husband Sean, Rockwall, TX; and Darren Accardo and wife Sage, The Woodlands, TX.
Harry is also survived by his brother J.P. Accardo and wife Norma, and his sisters Anna Marie Silvio, Frankie Rispone and husband Sammy, and Harriette Newman and husband Greg. He and his wife are also the incredibly proud grandparents to Caryl, Cathryn, Claire, Ford, Mackenzie, Azalea, Megumi, Hudson, Lyra, Carson, Marcus, Vella, Solan, Alexis and Anderson.
He also leaves behind his card playing partner, fishing buddy, and best friend, Gene Laurent. Harry’s sons and daughters in-law were precious to him and he treasured nothing in this world as dearly as his grandchildren, children and siblings. He was preceded in death by his father, Philip Matthew Accardo, his mother, Mary Termini Accardo, his sisters Helene Accardo and Rosemary Accardo Lafleur, and his cousin John Lyon and wife Carol.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Garden of Memory, 11817 Jefferson Highway, on Thursday, July 30th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Funeral Mass will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 2:00pm. In accordance with his wishes, his six grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Harry was a devout Catholic and a true example of faith and devotion.
He found joy in service to Most Blessed Sacrament Church where he built lasting friendships through his small prayer group, his Ministry roles, his years spent working on the annual parish fair and most notably, while singing in the choir. He cherished his annual visits to Manresa, and was a devoted member of group 8. Harry was known for his welcoming heart and mischievous smile. He charmed his neighbors, his treasured church community, and his many colleagues and customers from his careers with the post office and in banking. The family wishes to thank The Hospice of Baton Rouge, and all the doctors and staff that helped him along the way. We also want to thank everyone that has lifted up the family in prayers through the last two years.
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