Anna Maria Brocato passed away peacefully on August 18, 2020 surrounded by her family, due to complications of her 54 year battle with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Anna was born and grew up in the French Quarter during the last wave of families in the Quarter. She attended St. Louis Cathedral School until the age of 11, when her illness began, and was then home schooled by Sister Rose of the Society of St. Teresa of Jesus who staffed the Cathedral School. After completing her grade school curriculum, numerous surgeries, and stays at New Orleans Children’s Hospital, Anna was admitted to Cabrini High School to complete her education. Thanks to Sisters Catherine and Aloysius, of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, for scheduling her classes on the first floor and the many other accommodations made for her, Anna was able to complete her education in a normal educational environment. For many years Anna would spend time visiting the family business. She loved being there with her family and making friends with customers, vendors and staff.
Anna, is the daughter of the late Mary LoCicero Brocato and the late Angelo A. Brocato, Jr. She is survived by her siblings, Mickalina , Angelo III (Lavenia), Joseph, Salvador (Judy) and Arthur Brocato (Jolie). She is also survived by her nieces, Dana Brocato Assavado, Bridgette Brocato, Kelly Brocato and nephews Angelo IV, Nicholas and Arthur Brocato, Jr., as well as numerous great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.
The family would like to thank some of Anna’s longtime friends and their families who helped her with attending doctor visits and spending many hours at the hospital with her following her many surgeries. We are eternally grateful to the late Mary Mumme Pauli and her husband the late Sonny Pauli and their daughter, the late Susan Pauli, the late Miriam and Attillio Torre. We would like to thank Dr. Raoul Rodriguez for his many years of treating Anna at Children’s Hospital and beyond. We extend our special thanks to the late Dr. Nick Accardo for his many years of caring for Anna and taking interest in her as one of his own. To Dr. Accardo and his family for their lifelong friendship with her, we are forever grateful. Our family is deeply thankful to those who have given Anna daily care. For their patience, understanding and gentleness in dealing with her delicate physical situation, no words are enough. We are forever grateful to the staffs of Family Resources Unlimited, United Cerebral Palsy, Faith and Hope of New Orleans, including but not limited to: Catherine Marshall, Belinda Cadero, Ms. Etta, Latoya Cooper, Linda Alcorn, Ethel Santiego, Michel Virgil, Mary Michael, Tina Bryant, Kathy Stewart, Depra Ivery, Tina Stewart, Kevin Morris, Dasjanae Majlio, Jennie Wolfson, and Juanessa Porter.
Visitation will be at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 4317 Richland Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002, Saturday September 12, 2020, beginning at 10:00 am. Funeral Mass will follow at 12:00 pm. Due to Covid 19 Rules, masks are required at visitation and the Mass. Burial will be Private. JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family prefers Donations to New Orleans Children’s Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 or Cabrini High School, 1400 Moss St. New Orleans, LA 70119 in Anna’s memory or Masses. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com
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