Peter J. Vallelungo, Sr. passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the age of 76. He was born in New Orleans to the late Paul and Marie Vallelungo. He grew up with three siblings, the late Paul (Trudy), Frank (Anita) and Charlene (David).
Peter is survived by his devoted and beloved wife of 55 years, Juanita Vallelungo; their beautiful children, Sheri Torres (Chris), Donna Primeaux (Dalton), Gina Gonzalez (Jeffrey), and Peter J. Vallelungo, Jr. (Stefanie); their wonderful grandchildren, Alycia, Dalton (Daniel), Mason (Angela), Andrew, Austin (Katelyn), Nicholas (Lindsey), Sophia, Logan, Brendan, Izabella, Peter, and Vincenzo; two sweet great-grandchildren, Liam and Harper; he is also survived by six nieces, two nephews, and many cousins.
Peter worked for many years as a welder for Avondale Shipyard, and proudly served his country as a member of the Army National Guard. In his later years, he enjoyed playing Xbox with his grandsons, and cultivating his hobbies of gardening, carpentry, and maintaining salt water fish tanks. Above all else, Peter valued his family, and making time for them was his favorite pleasure.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ochsner Congenital Heart Program Fund giving.ochsner.org
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation for Peter on Friday, October 11, 2019 beginning at 12:00 PM at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Dr. in Metairie. A rosary will be said at the funeral home at 1:15 PM. A funeral mass will follow in the funeral home chapel beginning at 2:00 PM.