Marlene Roppolo Lafaye
August 6, 2020
Marlene Roppolo Lafaye, daughter of the late Vincent Roppolo and the late Ama Gabb Roppolo was born on September 22, 1948 in New Orleans, LA. She was united in matrimony to the late Joseph “Butch” Lafaye, Sr.
She quietly departed this life on Thursday, August 6 at Forrest General Hospital. As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality, she was loved by many.
Marlene spent most of her days doing what she did best, caring for her grandchildren and tending to her business, Avalon Marble in Picayune, MS.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Vincent Roppolo and Ama Roppolo; husband, Joseph Lafaye, Sr.; brother, Steve Roppolo; and brother-in-law, Adam Lulei.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, Joseph Lafaye Jr. and Clifford Lafaye; sister, Leah Roppolo Lulei; daughter-in-law, Rachel Lafaye; grandchildren, Brook Campo Beter (Michael Beter), Chaz and Chloe Lafaye; and great-grandson, Rhett Beter.
Visitation will be held at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Metairie, LA on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m., following with a mass at 11:00 a.m.
A Celebration of Marlene’s Life will be held at Augie’s Restaurant on Jefferson Highway following mass.