Ouida Hawkins Pizzolato passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the age of 93, 17 days shy of her 94th birthday. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, Anthony J. Pizzolato; her parents, Howard M. Hawkins and Lola Davis Hawkins and a sister, Claudine Mattie Smith. She is survived by a sister, Fannie Elizabeth Cannon of Monroe, LA and a host of loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thanks to Kathleen Kinkaid, R.N. with Hospice Compassus, Oniika Howard, Shaquina “Q” Arceneaux, Denise Mitchell and Eliz Garcia for their compassionate care and love until the very end. Ouida was employed by BellSouth Telephone Company in 1944 as a switchboard operator, promoted to management in the Division of Revenue and finally to Vice President of Engineering (of the newly named AT&T) prior to her retirement on May 2, 1981. She was also a longtime member of the “Pioneers of Bellsouth”. Ouida loved her MANY pets over the years, nurtured a beautiful garden, travelled throughout the United States and was blessed to have enjoyed numerous European vacations, however, nothing compared to the devotion she had to her NEW ORLEANS SAINTS!
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice Compassus, 2540 Severn Ave., Suite 315, Metairie, LA 70001 or to Live Good @ Home Care Services, LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A private graveside service was held in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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