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Anthony “Vic” Victor Terranova

Anthony “Vic” Victor Terranova passed away peacefully late Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the age of 84. A devoted husband to his wife Merle of 52 years and loving father to Gina. Vic was a native of New Orleans for 36 years. He lived in Chalmette until Hurricane Katrina and currently resided in Harahan. He proudly served in the United States Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. He retired from the City of New Orleans Sheet Metal Department as a Foreman where he made a lifetime of friends. Vic deeply loved his large family and enjoyed gatherings and parties, whether big or small. He loved both college and professional football and was an avid Saints fan. Vic is survived by his beloved wife Merle Schmidt Terranova; daughter Gina Terranova Wiltz (Timothy); and Grandsons Ryan M. Wiltz, Jacob A. Wiltz, and Alexander J. Wiltz. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Nunzio Terranova and Lena Rodasti Terranova; brothers Henry Terranova (Mildred), Joseph Terranova (Mary), Philip Terranova (Adalaide) and sisters Francis Grice and Rosaria Borchers (Ray). Until we see each other again. A gathering of friends and family will be held in Vic’s honor at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue Street, in Chalmette, on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. A prayer service will be held in his honor at 1 p.m. To sign and view the family guestbook, please visit

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