Jeanne Piattoly Guercia
Jeanne Piattoly Guercia beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. She is survived by Joseph, her husband of 51 years; three children: Julie Guercia Kirchem (husband Kraig), Jeanine Guercia and Joey Guercia, and two grandchildren: Jonathan and Sydney Kirchem. She is also survived by two brothers, Ray and Dennis Piattoly and several nieces and nephews. Jeanne was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Piattoly Lang, and her parents, Lelia and Arthur Piattoly. Jeannewas a lifelong New Orleans resident and a devoted high school English teacher in the St. Bernard Parish School District for more than 30 years. She taught at Andrew Jackson and Chalmette High Schools. Jeanne was a graduate of Francis T. Nicholls High School and grew up in the 9th Ward. She received her undergraduate and two Master’s degrees from the University of New Orleans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chalmette High School, (Jeanne Guercia Scholarship Fund), 1100 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA 70043.