Stella Gibson Tranchina
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Stella Gibson Tranchina
  • February 8, 1931 - April 22, 2017
  • River Ridge, Louisiana

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Stella Gibson Tranchina on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Age 86 years. Daughter of the late Hugh Gibson and Eloina Oseguera Gibson. Step daughter of Blanca Gibson. Wife of the late Felix Joseph Tranchina. Step mother of Donna T. Speeg, Laurie T. Mastio and Shari Tranchina. Sister of the late Jeannette Halverson. Half-sister of Allan Gibson and Sandra G. Perry (James). Devoted sister-in-law of Marian Gayle Griener and her fiancé Bill Lovejoy. Also survived by her nephews; Todd Graffagnini (Holly), Kyle Graffagnini (Gigi), Keith Graffagnini (Dana), Jon Graffagnini, David Griener (Diane), Grayden Griener (Brandee) and their children. Cousin of Olga Thompson (Ian), Marina Villanueva, Martha Gaudin and Mark Thompson. Special thanks to her sitters, Etta Wilson, Karen Keefe, Brenda Malady and her wonderful neighbors and friends who provided so much help. The family would also like to express their gratitude to the staff of East Jefferson Hospital, St. Joseph Nursing and Rehab facility and Passages Hospice for their care and concern. Stella was born in La Cieba, Honduras. She worked at Hibernia Bank, Chateau de Notre Dame and recently at the Council On Aging in the nutrition department (Meals on Wheels). Stella loved the Saints and Tulane and her nephew, Todd (the voice of the Green Wave on the radio). She loved music. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Fr. Joseph Tran, at ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, LA 70123 on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:00 Noon. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred.