Cynthia "Cyndi" Ann Ballon Garaudy

Cynthia "Cyndi" Ann Ballon Garaudy passed away peacefully in the early afternoon on Friday, March 28, 2014. She was born in the Irish Channel of New Orleans, and has been a resident of Old Jefferson, LA for the last eight years. Cyndi was retired from the New Orleans Police Department as a Tech in the Juvenile Division. Cyndi was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Louisiana Chapter K and F; PALS (Police Affiliated Ladies Social); the Anita Goodesign Club; 11th Ward Ladies Social Club; American Sewing Guild; Resurrection of Our Lord Ladies Altar Society; Abramson Reunion Class of 1971. Cyndi leaves behind many friends and professionals from the Davita Dialysis center located in Touro Hospital. A special shout out to the staff of St. Bernard Parish Hospital and their ICU. We would be remiss if we failed to give a big hug to her Doctor, Ira Markowitz. Cyndi is survived by her husband of over 39 years, Sidney F. Garaudy; her mother, Pauline S. Ballon; her brother, Norwood L. Ballon, Jr. (Julie); her sister-in-law, Peggy Ballon; and her brother-in-law, Paul H. Garaudy. She was preceded in death by her father, Norwood L. Ballon Sr.; her brother, Paul L. Ballon, Sr.; her maternal grandparents, Paul J. and Mildred D. Sill; her paternal grandparents, William M., Sr. and Mercedes S. Ballon. She loved and cared for her godchildren, Monica S. Caminita, Paul L. Ballon, Jr., Stacy P.Tubre, and Alexis Reinke. Her cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and best friends, Roxy Hefler and Johnette Beter. Cyndi never met a stranger. She was the life of any party. And man could she dance. She could sit and talk with anyone and listen to their troubles. She was in medical distress most of her married life and never complained nor even was ever heard to say, "Why me?" She was a fighter to the end. She was a loving wife and daughter. She will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved her. Relatives and friends of the family attended the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. A visitation was held at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warriors Project - New Orleans, or the Lupus Foundation of America. To view and sign the guest book, visit

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