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Joseph Frank Cuadrado Jr.

September 12, 1930 — March 8, 2024

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Joseph Frank Cuadrado, Jr. passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of March 8, 2024, with his family lovingly by his side. Born September 12, 1930, to the late Anna May Harmon and Joseph Frank Cuadrado, Sr. Joseph, or Joe as he was called, grew up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans alongside his two late sisters: Irene Cuadrado Bouchoux Boasso (the late Herbert J. Boasso, Sr.) and Joyce Cuadrado Shea (the late Harold J. Shea, Jr.). Joe was a lively young man known for his bright blue eyes and white, blonde hair. He was a hard worker and always willing to lend a hand. He loved music, dancing, painting, boxing, and being with family. Upon graduating from high school, Joe joined the Army National Guard and served in the 1-41st Field Artillery Battalion. He attended college and began working as an accountant for the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, a career he proudly held until he retired in the 1980s. On December 2, 1950, Joe married his one true love, the late Mary Anne Barrios Cuadrado, who he affectionately referred to as his Rosebud. Together Joe and Mary Anne began to build a legacy of compassion, understanding, friendship, forgiveness, and faithfulness. Their greatest legacy, however, was that of the family they created: nine children, twelve grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. To know Joe, was to know the love and pride that he held for his family. He attended every sports game and every school event that he could. He would dress up as a clown and proudly walk down St. Charles Street on Mardi Gras day just to see his children happy. The holidays were always a special time at the Cuadrado home. Joe was a master in the kitchen and would cook his famous roast beef for every gathering. There would always be music, decorations, laughter and smiles. Joe created moments which became memories for those who loved him. Always a kind soul, he would make friends wherever he went. He was pleased to share stories with anyone who would lend an ear and he was quick to use his keen sense of humor to spread joy and happiness. With Joe, strangers became friends and friends became family. Joe had many interests in life - painting, music, comedy, traveling, German culture – but none stood as strong as his love for old movies. After he lost his Rosebud, he found comfort in the reels from the past. Perhaps they reminded him of better days. One thing is for certain, you could always find him in his recliner sipping on a Barq Root Beer and watching a movie whose actors were long gone.  Old Westerns became the soundtrack to his later life. We think he loved them because he related to his heroes of the screen. A keen sense of justice permeated his life. He always prevailed as a loyal protector and a steadfast provider. Strong, resonate, clever, caring, and wise, his actions were purposeful to cherish his beautiful Rosebud and adored family. Just like the cowboys, he faced trials and hardships, but his resolute leadership and enduring love solidified our family time and again, our rock will be missed. Joe was predeceased by his father Joseph F. Cuadrado, Sr., his mother, Anna May Harmon Cuadrado, his two sisters: Irene Cuadrado Bouchoux Boasso (the late Herbert J. Boasso, Sr.) and Joyce Cuadrado Shea (the late Harold J. Shea, Jr.), his beloved wife, Mary Anne Barrios Cuadrado, his son, Paul Henry Cuadrado (Kimber), his daughter, Susan Jean Cuadrado Marrero, and his granddaughter Heather Congiliaro.  He is survived by his seven Children: Joseph Cuadrado, III (Mascha), Elizabeth Terry (Jack), Mary Eidson (Alan), Jane Cuadrado, Bonnie Thomason (Joel), Adam Cuadrado (Heather), and Amber Rea.  (Christopher); his eleven Grandchildren: Serissa, David (Stephanie), Jeri (Michael), Luke, Joseph (Paula), Paladin, Jonathon, Cole, Aurora, Zane, and Forrest; his thirteen Great-Grandchildren: Leonidas, Arianna, Tatyianna, Justin (Bailey), Breanna (Thai), Trinity, Alibeth, Jack, Sawyer, Scout, Glorie, Holly, and Mila; and his Great-Great-Granddaughter Audrey. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass in the chapel of Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expwy., Harvey, LA on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 1:30pm. Visitation will be held from 11:30am until 1:30pm. Interment, Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at www.mothefunerals.com.

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Visitation

Friday, March 15, 2024

11:30am - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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2100 Westbank Expy, Harvey, LA 70058

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Mass

Friday, March 15, 2024

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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2100 Westbank Expy, Harvey, LA 70058

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Burial

Friday, March 15, 2024

2:15 - 3:15 pm (Central time)

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