Charlene Marie Pelas Verdi passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023 at the age of 58.
Beloved wife of Michael Verdi, for 21 years. Mother of Joseph Giglio, Malanna Verdi, and Dominique Verdi. Daughter of Paul (Bubby) Pelas and Lois Richard Pelas. Sister of Paul (Toko) Pelas Jr, and Carolyn Pelas Adams. God-mother of Amanda Pelas and Kyle Krieger. Charlene has numerous cousins, aunts, and extended family. She was born in Port Sulphur, LA and was raised in Empire La, She graduated from Buras High School in1983 and was a graduate of Cameron School of Nursing. Charlene was a resident of Belle Chasse, La for the last 24 years. She was a Retired LPN (nurse) for Eagan Home Health, and a Special needs nurse at BCHS. Charlene was a St Cletus Catholic Church parishioner. Charlene enjoys RV’ing, crafting, puzzles, attending to her children and grandchildren and shopping on Amazon for her family. She was a devoted wife and mother as well as a devoted grandmother to her two granddaughters. Charlene is a devoted Catholic, having been named for cousin Charlene Marie Richard, better known as the “Little Cajun Saint,” from Church Pointe La. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Cletus Catholic Church,3600 Claire St, Gretna, LA on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 1pm. Visitation will be held at the church from 11am until 1pm. Interment, Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 1225 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, LA Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at