Laura Cali Pfefferle passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the age of 94.
Beloved wife of 52 years to the late Urban Julien Pfefferle. Devoted mother of the late Anne Marie Pfefferle Burgard. Survived by Denise Pfefferle Bruce, Celeste Pfefferle and Dennis Pfefferle. Mother-in-law to Paul Burgard, Gregory Bruce, and Suzanne Pfefferle.
Loving grandmother of Kimberly Burgard Walsh (Mike), Danny Burgard (Karen), John David Bruce, Gregory “Trooper” Bruce (Annie), Michael Bruce, Robert Bruce (Samantha), Geoffrey Forest (Breanna), Lauren Forest, Nicholas Swiber (Lauren), Matthew Swiber, and Alexandra Pfefferle Wilson (Jack).
Loving great-grandmother of Anna and Laura Walsh, Courtney Poole, Jacob Antie, Isabella Ratcliff, Nathan Burgard, Jane and Tillie Bruce, Rip Bruce, Alice and Silas Forest, Colin, Carrie “CC” and Clayton Ockman, Ruby and Urban Swiber and Kailer Swiber. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marianna, an
d Giacomo Cali, as well as four brothers and six sisters. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives, including her life-long friend, Monsignor Robert D. Massett.
Laura was a graduate of LSU, majoring in Music, and was a member of the LSU Tiger marching band. Every year, she looked forward to playing her bassoon at the Homecoming game when the alumni would play with the Tiger Band and march on the field at half time. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Ladies Auxiliary for the Knights of Columbus and the Ladies Engineering Society of NOLA. She was a devout Catholic who loved being a Eucharistic Minister at St. Rose de Lima and then Our Lady of the Rosary Church. She was proud to use her teaching skills as a Volunteer for the YMCA “Learn to Read” program for 20 years. Laura enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mardi Gras with her family, making oyster patties for Thanksgiving and meatballs and red gravy for Christmas, and being a great Mrs. Claus. She will be remembered for her kind demeanor and missed by the many she has touched the hearts of. Her door was always open.
Friends and family are invited to attend the funeral services at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 3368 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a Catholic mass starting at 12:30 p.m., followed by burial in St. Louis Cemetery #3 in New Orleans. Arrangements entrusted to Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119. To view and sign the virtual register book, please visit www.schoenfh.com.