Raymond Anthony Fourtunia, Sr., born October 8, 1944, in New Orleans, entered his eternal rest on January 21, 2018, at the age of 73. He was the loving husband of Velma Fourtunia. Father of Raymond Fourtunia, Jr. (Carol), Tony Fourtunia, (Kim), Danny Fourtunia, Sr., Dawn Fourtunia Asevado (Randy) and Chad Fourtunia. Grandfather of Raymond, III, Ashley (Jonathan), Kaylyn, Randy, Jr., Kolby, Anthony, Jr., Brenden and Danny, II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuella Puig Fourtunia of New Orleans, and Arthur Fourtunia, Sr. of Venice, Louisiana, and his mother-in-law, Velma Englade.
Raymond was known to be a jack of all trades and worked as a carpenter for Wyndham Worldwide for 21 years. He was a proud husband and father and was never happier than when he was fishing with his grandchildren and son-in-law.
A visitation was held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701. W. Virtue Street, in Chalmette, on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with a Mass that followed at 11:00 a.m. He was laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, with military honors. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.