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Gracio Salvador DeSalvo

April 25, 1929 ~ November 20, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

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Gracio Salvador DeSalvo, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023, at the age of 94.  He was born on April 25, 1929, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gracio is the son of the late Peter DeSalvo and Congetta Bionollio DeSalvo.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Salvador DeSalvo, and two sisters, Josie Dimitri and Madelena Zuppardo.

Gracio leaves behind to cherish his memories, his beloved wife of 60 years, Josephine Virga DeSalvo, and his two children, Stephen DeSalvo (Tanya) and Brenda DeSalvo.  He is the adored grandfather of Gabriella and Gavin DeSalvo and brother of Peter DeSalvo and Mary Grace DeSalvo.

Gracio worked in his father’s grocery store, “New Deal” from the age of 17, until becoming a partner in 1965.  He served in the U.S. Army and was in the Korean War, where he was awarded numerous medals for his bravery and service. He then began working for McCormick Spices in the 1980s until retirement. 

Gracio will be remembered as a devout catholic and a dedicated and supportive husband and father.  He will truly be missed and his memory will be treasured by his family and all who knew and loved him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Saturday, November 25, 2023, starting at 10:00 AM, followed by Prayers in the Parlor at 12:30 PM. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. 


Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 25, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Greenwood Funeral Home
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

Prayers in Parlor
Saturday
November 25, 2023

12:30 PM
Greenwood Funeral Home
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

Burial
Saturday
November 25, 2023

12:45 PM
Greenwood Cemetery
5190 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

Military Honors
Saturday
November 25, 2023

1:00 PM
Greenwood Cemetery
5190 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

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