Caroline Van Matre
Caroline Van Matre
  • October 1, 1941 - June 28, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Caroline Randazzo Van Matre passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late George R. Van Matre. Loving mother of Nicole Cardinale (Jason). Grandmother of Lauren, Stephen, and Ryan Cardinale. Sister of Nicholas “Nicky” Randazzo, Salvadore “Sammy” Randazzo, and Rosalie “Rosie” Randazzo Vortisch (Roy). She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph P. and Rosalie Uzzetta Randazzo.

Caroline was born and raised in New Orleans, and graduated in 1960 from Sacred Heart High School. She retired from Ralph and Kacoo’s after 25 years of service. Caroline later worked at The Two Jokers Grill in Metairie. She was best known at the casinos for her red, sparkly hat and gold shoes. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to your favorite charity.

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