Louis “Buzzy” John Fritsch, Jr. departed this earth on Thursday, November 30, 2017, after a lengthy hospital stay. Louie was born in New Orleans on April 24, 1937, the fourth child, and first son of Louis John Fritsch, Sr. and Mary Lee Landry Fritsch. He was a long-time resident of St. Bernard Parish, and a resident of Covington for the past 12 years. Louis was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School, and a former employee of DH Holmes. Buzzy, as he was fondly known, was a loving, caring soul who always took care of everyone in his family. He loved baseball, football, and basketball, as well as, watching reruns of the Lawrence Welk show.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Louis John Fritsch, Sr. and Mary Lee Landry Fritsch, as well as, his sisters, Mary Lou F. Blanchard and Lois F. Stogner. Also, brothers-in-law Alphonse J. Blanchard, Jr, Ralph R. Stogner, Jr., and Roland R. Rossignol. Louie is survived by his sisters Patricia F. Rossignol, and Joan F. Illg (Jack), brother Richard P. Fritsch (Mary Lynne) and many nieces and nephews. Uncle Buzzy will be especially missed by his niece Patty Rossignol Abadie and his dear friends Phillip and Madeline Martin.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.