Anthony DiGuardi
Anthony DiGuardi
  • September 19, 1922 - May 1, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Anthony “Tony” DiGuardi, Jr., age 94, of New Orleans, was called by our Lord to His heavenly home on Monday, May 1, 2017. He was the loving husband for 73 years of the late Marion Madona DiGuardi; father of Cheryl Varnado (Paul), Toni Brousse (Greg), and the late Trudy Cusimano (Noel); grandfather of Stacey (Jonnie), P.J. (Tara), Sarah (Vito), Matthew (Gabi), Gregory, Katie, and the late Brandi; and the great-grandfather of Marie, Staci, Brandon, Brett, Shawn, Alex, Cameron, Gianna, Vito, and Killian. He was the brother of the late Philip DiGuardi and Angelina Heine; half-brother of Rosemary Cortez; son of the late Anthony DiGuardi, Sr. and Marguerite DiGuardi, and step-son of Mary DiGuardi. He is remembered and loved by countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Known for his unique ability to befriend anyone, Tony will be remembered for his quick wit and love of his family. He enjoyed recounting old stories, playing a game of cards, and betting the horses. He was an avid golfer and a veteran of the United States Army Air Forces in his younger years. His strong Catholic faith was ever present; he served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and was a proud member of St. Maria Goretti’s Holy Name Society Glee Club. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Masses are preferred.

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