Betty Vasquez Panzeca

January 17, 1935 ~ September 29, 2019 (age 84)


Betty Jean Louise Vazquez Panzeca
January 17, 1935 – September 29, 2019
Betty Jean Louise Vaszquez Panzeca, mother, homemaker, care giver, dearly beloved friend of many.  Mrs. Panzeca has been a lifelong supporter and donor of numerous charities, both locally and worldwide. Some of her favorites included donating to the various local religious organizations, especially children’s cancer foundations, St. Jude, Franciscan Friars, Make a Wish Foundation, St. Luke/St. Joseph’s Indian Schools, the US Olympic Committee, March of Dimes, Easter Seals, National Law Enforcement, Hospitalized Veterans and the Wounded Warriors were among the many charities dear to her heart.  Also known in her earlier years for her lifelong cooking passion, she often prepared and shared her many favorite Spanish and Italian cuisines and Red Velvet cakes with family and friends.  Mrs. Panzeca passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at the age of 84.  Beloved first wife of the late Salvatore E. Panzeca, mother of Marisa Panzeca Potts, mother-in-law to Pearson Bahan Potts, mother to the late John Vasquez Panzeca, mother-in-law to Deborah Kramer Panzeca and grandmother of both Pearson Bahan Potts, Jr. and Christopher Breaux.  She was the daughter of the late Maria Dolores Soto and the late Juan Vasquez. Born January 17, 1935, in Tampa, Florida.  Arriving with her parents to New Orleans area in her teens, she lived in the uptown area on Carondelet Street.  Mrs. Panzeca attended St. Joseph’s Academy, Bay St. Louis Mississippi, Dominican High School and The University of New Orleans, (UNO). In her later years, she worked for Nannies Unlimited, the Newhouse family of Texas, the Lemann family of New Orleans and the House of Broel  as a part time chef, catering. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering at Southern Yacht Club, 105 N. Roadway Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019. 
Interment will be private.
JACOB SCHOEN & SON in charge of the arrangements.

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