Anthony Samuel Gerace passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the age of 94. He was the beloved husband of 71 years to Rosalie Lucito Gerace. Loving father of Anthony J. Gerace, Charles R. Gerace and the late Dianne G. Badeaux. Father-in-law of Cynthia C. Gerace. Son of the late Samuel and Sarah Maddie Gerace. Brother of Annie G. Guerrera and the late Serphine Gerace, Rose Hebert, Josephine Messa, Stella Gerace, Mary Galle, Sam Gerace, Louis Gerace and Frank Gerace. Proud grandfather of Lisa Marbury, Ashley Godbery, Robert Badeaux Jr. and Michelle Badeaux. Great grandfather of Logan Marbury, Grace Marbury, Sophie Marbury, Chloe Godbery, Aiden Godbery, Ian Badeaux. He is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Anthony was born in Bayou Current, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish before settling in Madisonville, LA. He proudly served his country during World War II as a Sargent in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He will be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his family and the country he loved. He was our pillar of courage and strength and will be deeply missed by all who were touched by his love, kindness and compassion.
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 Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass beginning at 11:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest with military honors in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.