Leona Fogarty Uzzetta

Published 12:01 am Thursday, February 6, 2020

Dec. 20, 2019 – Feb. 3, 2020

NATCHEZ – Services for Leona Fogarty Uzzetta, who died at the age of 103 on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at her home in Natchez, will be Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at Laird Funeral Home in Natchez from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  A funeral Mass at St. Mary Basilica Catholic Church in Natchez will take place at 10 a.m. with visitation at the church starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.  Father David O’Connor will be officiating.

Additional services will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home in Metairie, LA, with Catholic services in the funeral home chapel at 12:30 p.m.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery No. 1 on Washington Avenue in New Orleans.  Father Robert Cooper will be officiating.

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Leona was born and raised in New Orleans, LA.  She also resided in Chalmette, LA from 1975 through Hurricane Katrina in 2005, after which she moved to Natchez.  She was a retired seamstress and truly enjoyed sewing.  She made wedding gowns and bridesmaids’ dresses, Mardi Gras costumes, prom dresses, and all other forms of ladies clothing, as well as alterations.  She enjoyed crocheting, and during her time in Natchez made many crocheted afghans for family, friends, and acquaintances.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leona Glazener Fogarty and Thomas Fogarty, Sr., as well as all her siblings, Thomas Fogarty, Jr., Daniel Fogarty, Sr., John Fogarty, Carrie Fogarty, Catherine Fogarty, and Julia Fogarty. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cyrus R. Uzzetta, Sr., and her son, Cyrus R. Uzzetta, Jr. and his wife JoAnn Labruzzo Uzzetta.

Survivors include two daughters, Leona Uzzetta Adams and Judith Uzzetta, grandchildren Wendy Adams Lyons (Michael), Stephanie Adams Nielsen (Robert), Nona Adams Colombo (Anthony Kirsch, Jr.), Mark C. Uzzetta (Dzenita), and Dante G. Uzzetta (Karen), great grandchildren Bella Uzzetta, Cyrus G. Uzzetta, Heidi M. Kirsch, Sgt. Tony Alvarez USMC, Toni Marie Battaglia (Chris, Sr.), Kristi Kirsch (Glen Morris), Alexander Medina, Sr. (Alysia DiMaggio), Kade Keller, and a host of great-great grandchildren.

The family extends its thanks to all the staff at Deaconess Home Health, Deaconess Hospice, and Jose Serio FNP and his staff, as well as the ladies who were caring and wonderful sitter/caregivers, Ira Baker, Sandra Bailey, Connie Murphy, Shirley Smith, and the late Thelma Noble.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at lairdfh.com and/or www.LeitzEaganFuneralHome.com.