John Charles Arnone
John Charles Arnone
  • November 23, 1967 - May 5, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Rev. John Charles Arnone passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family, clergy, and friends on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the age of 49.

He was the loving son of A. J. and Jean Arnone; “favorite” brother of Patricia Arnone Bruce (Marty), Marie T. Arnone (Mari Ann), and Chris J. Arnone (Jennifer); uncle of Katelyn, Carley, Emily, and Thomas Arnone, and Sam Bruce; great-uncle of Brody Arnone and Zoey Buisson; nephew of Patricia, Charles, Tommy (Faye) Thomas, Jeanne (Mickey) Tureaud, and Elizabeth Caldwell. He is also survived by numerous cousins and extended family. He was preceded in death by Dearie and Granny.

Fr. John was born and raised in New Orleans. He was a graduate of O. P. Walker, St. Ben’s Seminary College, and Notre Dame Seminary. He served in various capacities at O.L.P.H. in Belle Chasse, St. Gabriel, St. Cletus, St. Benilde, Holy Name of Mary, St. Stephens, Our Lady of Lourdes in Violet, St. Bernard, St. Rita of Cascia, and Assistant Director of Pastoral Formation and Instructor of Pastoral Theology at Notre Dame Seminary. He was a member of The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, Knights of Columbus, served as spiritual director of T.E.C., and a spiritual advisor to all. He was also a member of the Krewe of Endymion and the Algiers Irish Rebels.

Some of Fr. John’s favorite pastimes are traveling, fine dining, festivals, the beach, and an occasional drop in by your house at dinner time. In the words of Fr. John, “Be happy and live life to the fullest.”

Relatives, friends, and religious are invited to attend a visitation in the Chapel of Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 So. Carrollton Ave. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church, 7100 Jefferson Highway in Harahan. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 p.m. A private interment will follow at St. Louis Cemetery No. Three on Esplanade Ave.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to Notre Dame Seminary.

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