Juanita Goudeau Cacioppo, 92, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 2 pm.
A resident of Baton Rouge, LA and a native of Erwinville, LA. Mrs. Cacioppo was a member of the Baton Rouge Art Guild, the Associated Women in the Arts and the Louisiana Malacological Society among many others. She and her husband were avid shell collectors who traveled the world building their collection. She was a talented artist who received accolades and awards during her artistic career. She was a graduate of the Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA. She is survived by her sister, Louise G. Porter; children, Annette Smith and her husband Rodney, Christine Sutton and her husband Robert, Dennis Cacioppo and wife Mary Grace, Paul Cacioppo and wife Melanie, and Julie Cacioppo; 10 grandchildren, Claire Allen, Rob Sutton, Juliet Waldrop, Sarah Palmer, Anne Moore, Vincent Cacioppo, Rachel McGee, Camille Cacioppo, Laura Cacioppo, and Joy Cacioppo; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Dr. Dionisus V. Cacioppo. Visitation was held at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 445 Marquette Ave., on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 127, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 or a charity of choice . Please visit www.resthavenbatonrouge.com to sign the online guestbook