Joseph Samuel Ancona, Sr., born on November 17, 1932, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Beloved husband of Leticia G. Ancona. Father of Joseph S. Ancona, Jr. and Rosanna A. de Buys (Brook). Grandfather of Bailey Ancona. Brother of Lena A. Brocato and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Rosie Ancona, and his siblings, Carlo Ancona, Vic Ancona, Elizabeth A. Traina and Katie A Graffia.
Joseph was born in Melville, LA and was a long time resident of Metairie, LA. He worked most of his life at the blood bank at Touro Infirmary. He served with the US Air Force in the Korean War and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a parishioner of St. Benilde Catholic Church.