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Lorenza Estopinal Acosta

May 26, 2020

Lorenza Estopinal Acosta, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, peacefully in her sleep. She has now joined her husband, Ret. MSgt Albert “Bay” Acosta who she was married to for 65 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynne Acosta Lemoine (John, Sr.) and son Ret. Lt. Col. Don Acosta (Vanessa). She has 5 grandchildren: SMSgt John T. Lemoine, Jr. (Samantha); Ashlynne Lemoine DuVernay (Patrick); MSgt Kevin J. Lemoine (Jennifer); Conrad Acosta and Scott Acosta. She has 4 great-grandsons, Devyn DuSaules, Justin T. Lemoine, Cody T. Lemoine and Ezra J. Lemoine.

Mrs. Acosta was born in St. Bernard Village on December 28, 1927, to George Estopinal and Margaret Chalarie Estopinal.

She had 4 siblings who are all deceased: George “Bubby” Estopinal Jr.; Eula “Nonnie” Rodriguez (Ludger); Louise “Poopie” Maltese (Casmir) and Kenneth “Jack” Estopinal (Marilyn).

She enjoyed her many years of traveling and living in other countries wherever the Air Force transferred her husband. In their retirement they were both very proud and enjoyed many happy times at their Christmas Tree Farm in Mississippi. She enjoyed watching the children come and select their trees which the families cut down themselves. She also enjoyed watching the children who attended the Pumpkin Patch and Easter Egg Hunt that was held at the farm for many years.

We thank the employees of Anderson Memory Care and Passages Hospice for the great care and love they provided to our mother. We also thank Debbie, Darlene, Barbara and Olga for their help in caring for her before going to Anderson. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s, Children’s Hospital at 800-873-6983 / www.stjude.org or Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 / www.alz.org.

Visitation will be at St. Bernard Catholic Church on Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Mass starting at 12:00 p.m. She will be laid to eternal rest with her beloved husband Albert in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery followed by a luncheon in Iverson Hall.

To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.