.With the Deepest Sorrow we announce that our beloved Lodovico (Louis) (Vico) Marziale, 94, died peacefully at home Wednesday, July 8th from complications from injury from a broken hip. Survived by 4 children, Danny Marine (Margie), Gail Romero Gaudry (Charlie), Flora Shaughnessy Schulkens and husband, Allen, who lovingly accepted the role of caretaker for the last 16 years, and Lodovico Marziale, Jr. ( Rebecca). Also survived by his grandchildren, Douglas H. Marziale (Erin), Lodovico Marziale Vignes, Lodovico Marziale III, Benjamin Marziale (Jacque), Emily Lamb Marziale and Abigail Marziale. Survived by one great grandson, also his namesake, Lodovico Marziale Vignes, Jr. Survived by one sibling, Anna Smith and many nieces and nephews spanning 4 generations. Also survived by his ling time friend Billy Fettis and Sally Eggeton Cosse, former daughter-in-law and mother of three of his grandchildren, and his former wife and business partner of 54 years, Floralba Rojas Marziale, 90. Merchant Marine, A World War II Army Infantry Division European Campaign (Master Sargeant), listed in the Air Force (1954). Member of the American Legion and a contributor the Beth Israel, representing his life-time association with the New Orleans Jewish Community, including some of his closest and dearest friends, most of whom he had outlived. He was an entrepreneur, opening with his family, one of the first successful major hotel liquidation businesses in the late 1970’s, “Canal Furniture Liquidators”, Liquidating many hotels and businesses throughout the New Orleans are which he operated until his retirement at the age of 89. His entrepreneurial legacy lives on and in 2004 Canal Furniture, became separately owned by former wife Floralba Rojas Marziale and her grandchildren, still operating today on Tulane Avenue. Additionally his son, Danny, owns and operates Waveland Furniture Liquidators in Mississippi. Also in 2013, daughter Flora and husband Allen, opened House Stuff, LLC in New Orleans. As a child of the great depression, he had a survival, no excuse ethic, “Root, little hog, or die hungry” meaning self-reliance, that he instilled in his children. Earlier on, for many years, he and his family owned and operated “Vico’s” Ice Cream Parlor in different Mid-city locations ending up at 4016 Canal Street, where a city wide following made it a huge success. He was mentioned in the book, “Lee Harvey Oswald”, concerning his hiring and firing of Oswald within the same day at a Dryades Street Shoe Store which he managed in the 1950’s. He was a lifetime avid poker player making many friends at Harrah’s New Orleans up until this year. There will be no service. A private gathering of the immediate family will be held at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home. As per his wishes his remains will be interred with his beloved Sicilian Immigrant parents, Annie Segreto and Ferdinand Marziale at Greenwood Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS BY http://JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.Condolences may be left at www.schoenfh.com.
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