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“Joey and Susie:I was out of town and missed the services. I have many fond memories of Uncle Joe. He always made an appearance for events involving...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Debi Burch - Hammond, LA - Family

“My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of sorrow. (Psalm 145:19) ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Joey and I thank all of you for your very kind thoughts and prayers. God bless you! ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: SUSIE Lamonte - Hammond, LA

“R.I.P.Lots of respect for Mr.Joe he will be mussed ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Angela Niblett - Ponchatoula, LA

“Sorry you lost a beautiful Person he was a loving and friendly soul. Peace to family and friends will miss him Rocky and Nina Rakocy ”
5 of 28 | Posted by: Nina Rakocy - Ponchatoula, LA

“A truly remarkable man and family. As a family we always cherished our trip across the lake to see Joe and Abigail and kids in the store. What a...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Raymond Theriot - Chalmette, LA

“Joey and Susie, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Mr. Joe will be missed by many. Especially the friends he had at Summerfield. Heaven gained a...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Jenell Manuel - Baton Rouge, LA

“Joey.I got the sad news today.I think you know how special your dad was to me.He felt like a close relative, almost fatherlike to me.I will miss him...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: bubba lauderdale - hammond, LA

“mr. joe was a trooper until he met the Lord, and gladly went home. will miss you all. I remember when we will go on events at summerfield, I would...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: eloris roussell - Hammond, LA

“Loved your dad ! Such a wonderful man. Sad to see him go prayers to all ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Barbara Frey - Houston, TX

“To a very good neighbor and friend. You will be missed. May you rest in peace.Frank and Belita Schilling ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Frank and Belita Schilling - LA

“My first memories of Uncle Joe were from him being in the grocery with Pawpaw V working in the store . He always had time to teach you something or...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Michael Voivedich - FL - Family

“So sorry to hear Mr. Joe passed away. He was a shining light everywhere he went with a ready smile and hug. His ricotta was delicious too! We...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Julie and Patrick Miller - LA

“I loved Uncle Junior so much, and some of my fondest memories were when he would visit us in Destin, FL during our annual family vacation with Nana ...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Andre Powell (Sam Lamonte) - LA

“So sorry for your loss. We loved seeing Mr. Joe at St. Joseph School and Church. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. So...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Lori and John Fresina Ponchatoula

“Joey and Susie, I am so sorry for your loss!! My mom and dad were so fond of your dad and his entire family! We must think about them enjoying each...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Kathy Dagro Fluesmeier - Col, MO

“Joey and Susie, I am saddened to hear of Uncle Joe's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: David Cottrell - Hammond, LA

“Love and prayers to family,he will truly be missed but never forgotten,I no he is at peace and happy now being with his girl's,Mrs.Abagal and Abby,...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Alice Guidry - Marbury, AL

“Wonderful memories of Uncle Joe. Always the one to be out in the yard with us kids instead of inside with the adults. Such a beautiful, upbeat...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear.He will be truly missed.Prayers for family ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Elizabeth David - Picayune, MS

“So sorry to hear.Prayers for family ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Elizabeth David - Picayune, MS

“Dear Joey and Susie, So sorry about Mr.Joe's passing. He was a wonderful person and I loved him and will miss him. Frances Steib ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Joey, I just heard about your father's passing. Many memories at Community Grocery, and your family. Thinking of you! ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Lindaree Ory - Sunset, LA

“Offering prayers for a fallen Soldier. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Barry Jarreau - Donaldsonville, LA

25 of 28 | Posted by: Don Lamonte - Sarasota, FL

“My family and I loved and adored Uncle Junior. He and I worked on the farm together whenever I was in town until he was no longer able. Faye and I...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

27 of 28 | Posted by: Don Lamonte - Sarasota, FL

“Oh so sorry for the loss of our dear long time friend. Always enjoyed seeing Joe at the grocery store and when he came by my office to visit and tell...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Gordon and Eloise Anderson

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JOSEPH ANTHONY LAMONTE, JR., AGED 85, was thrown the ultimate curve ball and called to the celestial home plate by his dear wife, Abigail and his daughter Abbie to spend eternity with them inside the Pearly Gates of Heaven.

"Joe" or "Mr. Joe" to his friends and "Junior" to his family, he personified the absolute epitome of what a good man can accomplish through the love of the Lord, his family and his community. Joe was born the 11th of 12 siblings on the Lamonte family strawberry farm on Wardline Road, now University Ave. on July 30, 1933. The original frame house still stands today where you would often see Joe on the 1955 Farm-All tractor planting and tending to fava beans, sugar cane, green beans, green onions or just mowing the grass.

Joe's parents, Frances Misuraca Lamonte (1890-1985) and her husband Joseph Lamonte (1884-1967) immigrated from Lercaro Friddi, Sicily, just south of Palermo, in 1911 sailing on the S.S. Liguaria. They settled in Hammond where they raised 12 children.

Joe grew up helping his father and older siblings on their farm. He graduated from Independence High School in 1950. In 1951, Joe met the fabulous Abigail Bing Voivedich, a new transplant from New Orleans at Hammond High. They were married on June 6, 1954 and soon were blessed with son Joseph in 1955 at Camp Leroy Johnson in New Orleans while Joe was serving in the U.S Army.

Afterwards, Joe attended and graduated with a degree in Business Administration from SLU (SELU) in 1958. Another joyous occasion was in 1961, when a daughter, Abigail (Abbie) was born. From 1971 to 1984 Joe was the operator/owner of Community Grocery on Range Road.
In 1984 Joe joined his son at Middendorf's Restaurant in Manchac as assistant manager.

In 1998, the light of his life was born to his daughter and son-in-law Chad. His only grandchild, Jarrett would be Joe's main job for the next 20 years. Renamed "Paw-Paw", a name Joe loved best of all, he was never happier than when he was with his grandson who was his "Velcro".

Joe's hobbies were raising vegetables, playing Texas Hold'em, making homemade ricotta cheese, watching baseball and going to Mass.

Joe is preceded in death by his loving wife, Abigail and his daughter, Abigail Marie Lamonte Jordan. He is also preceded in death by his five brothers, Felix Maria Lamonte, Charles Vincent Lamonte, Sam Salvatore Lamonte (Mary Gail), Guy Paul Lamonte and Anthony Vincent Lamonte (Lena): six sisters, Evelyn Carmella Lamonte Muscarello, Santa Lamonte Graziano, Conchetta Lamonte Monistere, Mary Catherine Lamonte Koles, Dorothy Ann Lamonte Mangiaracino and Anna Marie Lamonte Fugarino.

He is survived by his son Joseph Anthony Lamonte III and daughter-in-law, Susie. His grandson Jarrett Dylan Jordan and son-in-law Chad Jordan. And his "honorary" son, Dr. Frank Henchy, plus his countless cousins, nieces and nephews.

The Lamonte family would like to sincerely thank Mrs. Eloris Russell for her very compassionate and caring attention Joe received these past months. Also, the entire staff at Summerfield Assisted Living and the Summerfield kitchen staff for the exceptional care given to Joe. And also, the doctors, nurses and staff of North Oaks Hospital (3rd floor) for the wonderful care he received.

Visitation will be held at Holy Ghost Catholic Church on Monday from 9:30a.m. until Mass at 11:00a.m.

Interment will follow at Rose Memorial Park Cemetery in Hammond, Louisiana.

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Rose Memorial Park Cemetery

Cnr. Pecan St. & Western Ave. Hammond, LA 70401