Joann Vicaro Lay

Joann Vicaro Lay, age 87 years, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Harold C. Lay. Loving mother of Robert Lay, Sr. (Cheryl), Debbie L. Spears (Jerry), Vickie L. Culotta, Toni L. Roberts (Steve), Sharon L. Smith (Randy), Tammie L. Hoelzel (Bill) and Keith E. Lay (Melba). Daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Latino Vicaro. Grandmother of Robert Lay, Jr. Jason Lay (Jennifer), Shawn McClinton, Kristie Rivera (Brian), Jared Culotta, Justin Culotta, Jordan Culotta, Tiffany Zito (Phill), Stephanie Roberts, Steve Roberts, Jr. (Angel), Amy Owens, Kayla Allen (Caleb), Gene Lay, Kassidy Lay and Avery Lay. Great grandmother of Augie Lay, Zack Lay, Hunter Lay, Zoe Lay, Nico Rivera, Brandon Rivera, Kelsi Cavin (Van), Havin Livingston, Steve Roberts, III “Trey”, Madelyn Roberts and Dayton Allen. Great great grandmother of Rocky Cavin. Sister of  Rose Lamonica (Joe), Johnny Vicaro (Rita), Josie Fontana, Joe Vicaro, and the late Tom Vicaro, Francis Cali, Evelyn Latino, Sarah Maurer and Mary Gerarve. Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.   

Mrs. Lay was a Charter Member of the First Pentecostal Church of Chalmette where she leaves behind the members that she also considered family.   

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at The First Pentecostal Church of Chalmette, 2015 Palmisano Blvd., Chalmette, LA on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Funeral services will begin at noon. Interment will follow in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The First Pentecostal Church of Chalmette, LA. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit