Ida Marrero Barocco, 94 passed on November 13, 2020 into the arms of Jesus Christ. Beloved wife of the late Fred J. Barocco for 67 years. Devoted mother of Fred J. (Arlene) Barocco Jr; Robert A. Barocco; Gary S. (Marsha) Barocco; Claudia (Kyle) Theard and Barry D. Barocco. Daughter of the late Peter John Marrero and Ernestine Cistac Marrero. She was the 4th of 10 children. Loving grandmother-Maw Maw of Roslyn (Joe) Rogers; David (Brandi) Theard; Kristen B. (Justin) Helm; Nicole B. (Paul) Melarine; Laura J. (Greg) Garcia; Ashley Lauren Barocco; Brandi B. Duncan; Hunter A. Barocco; Cherie Lucore; Amber, Donald and Milton Rouleau. Also survived by many great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Sister of the late Anna M. Haydel, Ernestine “Teenie” M. Dale, Alma M. Wilt and Marie Marrero.
Survived by her sisters Mary M. Bauer, Edith M. Melancon, Ann M. Aleman, Barbara M. “Bobbie” Lookingbill and her brother Peter John Marrero.
Ida was a native of New Orleans and was raised in Jefferson and Harahan. She resided in Harahan for 70 years. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Rita Catholic Church in Harahan for over 65 years. She was a devout Catholic attending daily Mass for many years. Up until the end of her life she watched Mass on Sundays on TV and prayed the Rosary. She was such an example of faith and shared it with everyone.
Ida was a founding member of St. Rita Altar Society and was an officer on the St. Rita Mother’s Club; she was always involved in her church and her 5 children’s activities; also Ida and Fred were founding members of Riverside Country Club.
She was a talented bowler and participated in several leagues. She loved spending time with her many bowling friends. She loved LSU and the Saints and watched many games with her sisters Bobbie and Ann.
Ida and Fred enjoyed playing cards and going to the casinos. They also went on many beach trips to Destin with Claudia, Kyle, and her sisters and husbands. She also drove for the Motor Pool at Camp Plauche during WWII, driving the Colonels wherever they needed to go. She loved sports and spent hours at the kid’s games, she was feisty and let you know she was there!
Most of all, Ida loved her big, loving family. Nothing made her day more than being with us, or grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to FaceTime on her I-Phone with everyone. She was on Facebook and enjoyed keeping up with friends and family.
Everyone who met Ida loved her. She was kind, funny and loved life. She was always there for all of us, encouraging and supportive and such a positive person. She had a beautiful spirit and was dearly loved. She is already missed. We were so blessed to have her in our lives for so long.
A Private Visitation and Mass will take place at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Burial to follow at Garden of Memories in Metairie. In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred at St. Rita’s in Harahan or donations to New Orleans Mission or Second Harvest.
Our family would like to thank Dr. Monty Glorioso for all the years of his loving care for Ida and Fred. Thank you Family Home Care, Compassus Hospice and mom’s sitters, Regina, Cheryl, Annette, Stephanie, Yvette and Roxanne. Also a thank you to Judy Roman, her Eucharistic Minister every Tuesday. It meant so much to her to receive communion and she treasured your friendship.
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