Christopher Joseph Pela
Christopher Joseph Pela
  • July 9, 1957 - August 5, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Christopher Joseph Pela “Chris”, age 60, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

He was the father of Adam (Christie), Charles, Jennifer, and Nicole Pela. Grandfather of Rayce Pela, Dominick Aromy, Gage Pela, and Aubrey Elliot. Son of John and Marilyn Pela. Brother of Timothy S. Pela, Sr., and Jennifer M. Pela, Melinda F. Aponte. Former husband of Shelby Trail and Ellen Fisher Lovell.

Christopher was born in Dubuque, Iowa and lived in New Orleans all his life. He graduated from De La Salle High School in 1975. He worked for Pellerin Milnor Corporation, Prager Inc, and Avondale Shipyard.

He was a loving and dedicated father and grandfather. Among many talents, Chris was a skilled mechanic and a jack of all trades. He enjoyed fishing, sailing, and most of all, helping others.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 12 PM at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard in New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 10 AM. Interment will be private.