Elaine Victory Barocco passed away on July 17, 2019, at the age of 94. Born July 18, 1924, to Alma Clark & Merwin Victory in New Orleans, LA, she was preceded in death by her high-school sweetheart and husband of 51 years, Joseph Anthony Barocco, Sr., daughter Cindy Barocco Taffaro, grandson Larry Taffaro, daughter-in-law Lynda Barocco, her brothers Ralph C. and Merwin L. Victory, and her sisters Gloria V. Rodick and Audrey V. Boudreaux.
Elaine lived in Harahan, LA, for many decades. She was a parishioner of St. Rita of Cascia, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Silver Trotters. She was especially devoted to the Blessed Mother.
Mrs. Barocco graduated valedictorian of her class from Jefferson High School in 1941, and after having eight children, worked as a gifted bookkeeper for several companies in the area. She was an avid card player and Scrabble devotee, a passion she passed on to her many children & grandchildren.
She is survived by seven children: Joseph, Jr. (Kathy), David (Sharon), Marian B. Ceasar (Ray), Michael (Susie), Susan Barocco, Carol B. Barturen, and Sheila B. David (Mike). Elaine was a proud grandmother to Tricia Grieshop & William Barocco; Lisa DeSandre, Dana Rickman & Allison Bentley; Nicole T. Bush, Lisa T. O’Neill, & Kristen T. Girardot; Emily, Rebecca, & Matthew Barocco; Holly S. Odom & Lori S. Follette; Andrew, Jason, & Emma Barocco; Stephen & Katie Skahill; Elizabeth, Lauren & Robyn Barturen; and, Ross, Jeffrey, & Claire David. “GG” was great-grandmother to Cole, Kyle, Bennett, Connor, Morgan, Patrick, Cooper, Jacob, Reese, Carter, Richie, Zach, Andie, Will & Nicole.
Visitation will be Monday, July 22, 2019, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Garden of Memories, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1000 Howard Avenue, Suite 200, New Orleans, LA 70113 (ccano.org) are appreciated.