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Leonard Joseph Bertucci

June 10, 1954 ~ April 4, 2018 (age 63)

Leonardo “Leo” Bertucci passed away early April 2018. He was the beloved husband of 
Mary Frances Helm Bertucci of 33 yrs.  They were blessed with four wonderful children now adults on 
their own, Alexander (Jessica), Andrew (Kristina), Austin (Amanda), Annabelle and one sweet grandchild, Raúl. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Dr Emile & Shirley Bertucci and two brothers, Ronald & Michel. He is survived by several brothers and sisters, Dr. Gregory, Emile III, Dr. Bryan, Celeste, Dr. Philip, Barbara and their spouses plus numerous precious nieces, nephews and grand nieces & nephews. Leo was raised in the Chalmette & New Orleans area. He was a graduate of Tulane University of which he was a proud alumnus.  He was for a few years President of Tulane Alumni Chapter of Los Angeles. For the last 31 years Leo & his wife were parishioners of St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in southern California.  He loved his Catholic faith and all the rich traditions. His faith was demonstrated in constant prayer for his heart to be guided by God and for all family and friends to know God’s Love. He was a caring, compassionate and loving husband, father, brother, friend to many. He was proud of his Italian descent which gave him a special gift of expressing himself that could be endearing on most days or land him as he would say in hot water. Leo maintained his love of New Orleans all his life. He was always happy to share numerous stories of his hometown to anyone who would listen.  He was a dedicated New Orleans Saints fan from the very 
beginning of time. He rarely missed watching a game. Leo ‘s larger than life personality ensured his lasting impact on anyone he encountered.  His vibrancy for God, family, life, love, and justice will never be forgotten. As one sister-in-law stated, “Leo was always full of laughter and his smile carried you through the day. There are few people in this world who truly radiate with light and he was one of them. He lit up the room when he entered and it dimmed when he left, but you were always left with the warmth he gave.” Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at Jacob Schoen & Son, 3827 Canal St, New Orleans, LA on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Noon. Visitation will be from 10am to Noon. Interment will be in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Dominican Friars c/o Rev Thomas Conden, OP Provincial Office, 1421 Causeway Blvd Suite 200,
Metairie, LA 70001
or to your local church community. To view and sign the family guestbook, please go to 

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