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Anthony Vernon Gagliano

March 9, 1942 ~ August 16, 2020 (age 78)

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Anthony Vernon Gagliano passed away peacefully on August 16, 2020, at the age of 78.
He was born in New Orleans on March 9, 1942 to the late Anthony Gagliano and Elaine
Engel Gagliano. He lived in many areas throughout the city growing up, from the 9th
Ward to Uptown. He was a graduate of Nichols High School in New Orleans. After his
marriage, he and his wife moved to Slidell to raise their family. He worked as an
independent insurance agent for many years and became owner of Slidell Real Estate
and Insurance Agency in the early 1980s. After selling his business, he remained in the
insurance business for the next 35 years. He became very involved with the Slidell
community, being a member of the Slidell Rotary Club and later was one of the founding
members and president of the Slidell Northshore Rotary Club. He was a captain and
co-captain for many years for Manresa House of Retreats. He was also a Knight in the
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He enjoyed giving seminars and
presenting information on the crucifixion and the Shroud of Turin. He loved his family
more than anything and was always there for them. He loved spending time with his
daughter and grandchildren in Alaska and enjoyed traveling, fishing, cooking, dancing
and going to the shooting range. He never missed a good day of fishing, playing his
guitar and ukulele, a band that was playing some good cajun dance music and enjoyed
cooking for all of his family and friends. His blue ribbon gumbo recipe took him days to
make and those who were lucky enough to enjoy this award winning delicacy would
also be entertained by many a story he would share. He loved to travel and was always
on the move. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Patricia Omalley Guthrie and
Elaine Omalley Bradford. He is survived by his sister, Jaqueline Gagliano Faciane; his
daughter, Lauren Gagliano Peperone (Kenneth Hagler); his son, Anthony Emmanuel
Gagliano; his grandchildren, Andrew Philip Peperone and Jacob Matthew Peperone;
and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A Mass and Celebration of Life will be held at
Magnolia Gardens. Donations in Vernon’s name many be made to Manresa House of
Retreats, PO Box 89, Convent, Louisiana 70723. JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com

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