Joseph J. Cella
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Joseph J. Cella
  • March 7, 1933 - November 24, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Joseph J. Cella, Sr., age 84, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at his home in Metairie.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 61 years, Jean Cella; his daughter, Sheila C. Yehl (Larry); sons, Joseph Cella, Jr. and Ronald Cella; grandchildren, Alex Bolicke (Desirae) and Shaun Cella (Samantha); two great-granddaughters, Haley and Hannah Cella; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was born in New Orleans, March 7, 1933 to the late George, Sr. and Modesta Cella. He is also preceded in death by his sisters, Modesta Knight, Claire Ernest, Lorraine Salvaggio, Mary Cella and Ethel Cella and his brothers, George Cella, Jr. and Raymond Cella.

Joseph was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He leaves behind many family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the services at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home on Thursday, November 30, 2017, visitation from 9:00 am to 11:00 am with Mass to follow at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ochnser Medical Center Cancer Research.