Geraldine “Bootsie” Rigaud Nea passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the age of 73. She was born on November 18, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of Gretna, LA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Celestine Laborde Rigaud and her siblings, Milton Rigaud and Darleen Foreman. She is survived by her son, Shane Nea; granddaughter, Sophia Nea Buras (Randy) and her great-grandson, Nathan Buras. Also survived by her nieces, Sheri Labruzza (Mike), Dawn Lawrence (Bruce), Deanna Norman (David) along with many great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Bootsie worked for Ansa-Board, Blue Cross and Jefferson Parish Personnel Department. She retired from Jefferson Parish in 2011. She loved fishing, eating boiled seafood, watching football games, music and dancing. Bootsie’s fun-loving personality and sense of humor will be missed by all.
A Memorial Visitation will be held at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 9am to 11am. A Memorial Mass will follow in the funeral home chapel. Interment Westlawn Memorial Park.
Respectful of current guidelines, all attendees should wear their own mask/face covering and practice distancing.
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