Jo Ann Graffeo Landry, 73, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a loving mother and grandmother and loyal wife, died Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jo Ann was born April 13, 1948 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana to Joseph Graffeo and Gladys Bergeron Graffeo. She spent most of her childhood in Port Allen, Louisiana graduating from Port Allen High School. Jo Ann retired from Ethyl/Albemarle in 2012 after serving the company in various positions over her thirty-seven-year career. Jo Ann was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church for over forty years and instilled a strong faith in God in her three daughters. Jo Ann was an avid gardener, she also enjoyed traveling, sewing, and caring for “her babies” but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She loved her family with her entire heart, always placing everyone before herself.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Allie P. Landry III; daughters, Nicole Graham (Ronnie), Sara Landry (Chad), and Katherine Bonfiglio (Anthony); grandchildren, Adrienne Stokes (Michael), Blaine Stokes (Destiny), Luca Bonfiglio, and Mae Rose Bonfiglio; great-grandchild Graham Brown; brothers, Kenny Graffeo (Anne) and Mark Graffeo (Julie); sisters Anna Marchiafava and Jan Waddell (Steve); sister-in-law, Sharon Graffeo Lowrey (Brandon); two step-grandsons, Ryan Graham and Danny Stokes as well as a host of loving step-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Gladys Graffeo; brother, Glenn Graffeo; grandson Conner Childress; in-laws A. P. and Louise Landry, and brother-in-law Bo Marchiafava.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Graham, Chad Fahnestock, Anthony Bonfiglio, Blaine Stokes, Luca Bonfiglio, Steven Waddell and Brandon Lowrey.
Visitation will be at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 445 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 8:30am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am, celebrated by Father Cleo Milano. Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Gerald Miletello and his staff as well as Dr. Howard Burris and his staff. In lieu of flowers donations may be made through the Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Fund (https://sarahcannon.com/about/sarah-cannon-fund.dot) or Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (olomchurch.com) in Jo Ann’s honor.
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