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John Battista Troiani

John Battista Troiani

John Battista Troiani, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at the age of 89. He was born on April 3, 1933, in Caltabellotta, Sicily, the son of the late Giovanni Troiani and Victoria Sala Troiani. Growing up in Sicily, John was a professional soccer goalie for the Palermo team.  After moving to the United States, John began a successful career as a handbag designer for several firms before starting his own business. John was a talented gardener who took great pride in his work and was awarded Garden of the Month in Ponchatoula. After the passing of his wife, Marene, John devoted much of his time visiting and caring for her tomb. They are together now for eternity.

John is survived by his daughter, Letizia Troiani-LeCocq (Shane); sons, Christopher Troiani (Jo) and Emanuel Troiani (Nadine); grandchildren, Elle Carroll, Jason Troiani, Nichole Sidlovsky (Joseph), and Elizabeth Neyhart-Wilson (Brad); great grandchildren, John and Mary-Grace Sidlovsky; brothers, Giuseppe Troiani (Giovanna) and Emilio Troiani (Emma); and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marene Ann Muller Troiani, brother, Emanuel Troiani, and sister-in-law, Flora Troiani.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

A Catholic Funeral Service will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home - Hammond  on Saturday at 11:00 am, with Fr. Cayet Mangiaracina officiating.

Private entombment at Rose Memorial Park Cemetery in Hammond, Louisiana.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.

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