Ignatius Barreca Obituary
 
In Memory of

Ignatius Joseph Barreca Sr.

October 26, 1928 - April 19, 2013
Obituary

Ignatius "Nash" Joseph Barreca, Sr., known as "Iggy" to his classmates, age 84, went to his heavenly home on April 19, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Barreca and Josephine Gallo Barreca. Beloved husband of Laura Kaiser Barreca for the past 63 years. Loving father of Frank (deceased), Ignatius "Nash" (Jenny), Stephen, David (Gayle), Michael (Sue) Barreca, and Jo Ann Broadwater (Roger) and Lisa Arnoult (Richard). Also survived by 20 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a brother Joseph Anthony Barreca. Nash was an active and devoted member of St. Angela Merici Church, where he led the rosary every Tuesday...
Ignatius "Nash" Joseph Barreca, Sr., known as "Iggy" to his classmates, age 84, went to his heavenly home on April 19, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Barreca and Josephine Gallo Barreca. Beloved husband of Laura Kaiser Barreca for the past 63 years. Loving father of Frank (deceased), Ignatius "Nash" (Jenny), Stephen, David (Gayle), Michael (Sue) Barreca, and Jo Ann Broadwater (Roger) and Lisa Arnoult (Richard). Also survived by 20 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a brother Joseph Anthony Barreca.

Nash was an active and devoted member of St. Angela Merici Church, where he led the rosary every Tuesday morning. He was past Grand Knight of The Edward Douglass White Council #3246 Knights of Columbus Council. He served as Captain at the annual Manresa Retreat, where he took delight in being the designated bell ringer. He annually attended the St. Joseph Abbey Couples Retreat.

Nash co-founded the Freret Business Men's Association, The Freret Credit Union, and the original Krewe of Freret Mardi Gras organization where he served as captain since 1952. He succeeded his father as owner and operator of Frank's Steak House, a 3-generation family business established in 1944. He was past President of the Louisiana Restaurant Association, and was appointed by the Governor to the Louisiana Tourism Commission for the 1984 World's Fair. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Kappa Fraternity.

Nash loved telling stores, loved life, and had a genuine interest in other people. He demonstrated his Christian life by his love for others, his generosity, and selflessness. He was a fantastic husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Angela Merici Church, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans or St. Joseph Abbey, Covington. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoencanalstreet.com

"Miss Laura, Our condolences to you and the family. He was a good man. The pictures brought back a lot of memories. Joe & Sharon Kimble Williamson, GA"

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