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Salvatore Joseph Cipolla

April 9, 1934 — February 17, 2023

Salvatore Joseph Cipolla, 88, a native of Manhattan, New York, and a resident of Houma, LA went to his heavenly home on February 17, 2023. 

A memorial service will be held in his honor on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until a Liturgy of the Word at 11:00 a.m. at Chauvin Funeral Home. Burial will be to follow in St. Francis Cemetery #2.

Salvatore is survived  by two daughters, Amy and Susan Cipolla; two sons, Robert and wife Marie (Sevin) and Bryan and wife Barbara (Bilello); four grandchildren, Kaylie, Paige and companion Jeff Chauvin, William Cipolla, and Meghan Boudreaux Smith and husband Brandon; two great-grandchildren, Bennett and Ashlynn Smith; four step-grandchildren and eleven step great-grandchildren, Ben and Jena (Ocker) Schexnayder  & children Grace, Adele and Samuel; Ross and Bobbie Sue (Prejean) Schexnayder  & children Grant and Olivia; Guy and wife Kadie (Tardo) Schexnayder  & children Warren,  Adam, Eli, and Jackson; Catherine Schexnayder Newcomb and husband Patrick; step-great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Jordan Chauvin.

He is also survived by his sister, Grace (Paul) Leach; sister-in-law, Renée (John) Milek; and brother-in-law Gerald (Laura Nezat) Mouton.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Mouton Cipolla; and parents Joseph and Frances Alaimo Cipolla of Johnstown, NY.

He was a parishioner and usher, of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Sal attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. on a football scholarship. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of staff sergeant.  He graduated from Francis T. Nicholls State College (now Nicholls State University), earning his B.S. in 1961, making a career in banking.

In his younger days, his interests were playing football, baseball and tennis.  He enjoyed singing in a local barbershop quartet, hunting, fishing, and barbecuing and frying seafood for his family.  In his years of retirement, Sal enjoyed walking his favorite dog Lucky, chatting with the neighbors, and watching old movies and listening to a variety of musical genres. He was always happy to lend a hand with the grandchildren, helping with after school pick up, often including a trip to Scarlet Scoop.

The family expresses our appreciation to doctors at Haydel Medical Clinic, Haydel Memorial Hospice, and the nurses and staff of Chateau Terrebonne nursing home.

Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Salvatore Cipolla.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Thursday, March 23, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Chauvin Funeral Home

5899 LA-311, Houma, LA 70360

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Francis Cemetery #2

6157 W Main St, Houma, LA 70360

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