Virginia Cali Roppolo
Virginia Cali Roppolo
  • June 28, 1919 - January 2, 2018
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Virginia “Jenny” Cali Roppolo joined her heavenly family on January 2, 2018 at the age of 98. “The cutest little lady” lived a beautiful full life in New Orleans beginning as an accomplished tailor of men’s suits. Later she co-owned Midget Super Store with her late husband, Peter Roppolo, Sr. In her third career, she worked for Magazine Po-Boy shop, which was owned by her sister, Antoinette. Affectionately known as “Aunt Jenny”, her smile could light up a room and her appreciative, sweet nature made her a favorite among her caregivers. She is preceded in death by her parents, Josephine “Gikie” Cali and Mario Cali; her beloved husband, Peter Roppolo, Sr.; and her oldest son, Peter Roppolo, Jr. Also predeceasing her are her sisters, Rosalie Arcuri, Patricia Ragas, Josephine Caffery, and Antoinette Ancona. Mother of Joseph P. Roppolo, Sr., Virginia R. DeLatte, and Gerard R. Roppolo; and loving mother-in-law of Joan C. Roppolo. Loving grandmother of Joanie R. Boudreau, Janice Roppolo, Joseph Roppolo, Jr., Lisa R. Cunningham, Robert J. Roppolo, Jennifer DeLatte, and Kristen Roppolo. Great grandmother of Megan B. Caire, Ryan Boudreau, Gi Roppolo, Jordan and Jacob Cunningham, Renae and Jenae Anderson. Great-great grandmother of Zoe, Gemma and Blaise Caire, and Simon and Ramsey Boudreau. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 12 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1908 Short Street in Kenner. Visitation will begin at 11 AM. Interment will be private. To view and sign the family guestbook please visit