Joanne C. Pertuis (’57)

Jo Anne Centanni Pertuis died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. JoAnne was 86, a native and lifelong resident of Kenner, LA. JoAnne received a Bachelor of Science in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management from the University of Houston in 1956; Teachers’ Certification in Elementary Education from Tulane University in 1967; Masters Degree in Education from Nicholls State College in 1970 and went on to receive her plus 30 hours. JoAnne worked in the St. Charles Parish Public School System as an elementary teacher and principal and served on numerous state boards and committees. JoAnne was a retired principal at St. Rose Primary School; a member of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association, Louisiana AARP, and the St. Charles Parish Retired Teachers Association; and a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. For 49 years JoAnne was the beloved wife of the late Alton John Pertuis. Loving mother of Andre Joseph Pertuis (Debbie), Suzette Marie Pertuis DiGiovanni (Joseph) and Paulette Ann Pertuis Millet (Richard). Grandmother of Lauren Anne Pertuis and Paige Marie Pertuis Stahl (Rudolph). Great grandmother of Rudolph Frederick Stahl, Jr., Paige Diane Stahl, Landen Joseph Pertuis and Aubrey Mae Stahl. Daughter of the late Ione Agnes Fourroux and Joseph John Centanni. Sister of Christian Paul Centanni (Linda). Granddaughter of the late Julia Jumonville Fourroux and Paul Adam Fourroux and Maria Mary Centanni and Castrenze Centanni. JoAnne lived at Christwood in the assisted living wing for 1 years and enjoyed the many friends made there. JoAnne was an inspiration to all whose lives she touched and will be greatly missed by all who knew her and will remain Forever in Our Hearts. Loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. Many thanks to the staff at Christwood, the caring staff at Hospice of St. Tammany and all who helped in taking care of her.

A private service was held at L. A. Muhleisen and Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner on Saturday, October 24, 2020 followed by interment in Jefferson Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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