Published 2:47 pm Monday, December 29, 2008
Adelena Gelpi, 101, of Picayune passed away Friday, December 26, 2008 at her residence.
A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, December 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, with Father Michael Snyder officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 30 from 10 a.m. until time of service at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery in New Orleans, LA, under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gelpi, a former resident of New Orleans, La., was a homemaker and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Oscar J. Gelpi; son, Gerald James Gelpi; brothers, Howard Belson and Harold Belsom and sister, Iona B. Metz.
She is survived by: her daughter, Muriel Fay Gelpi Gasper of Picayune; sisters, Rita B. Gelpi of Arabi, La. and Odella B. Gaubert of Marrero, La.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home and Crematory.