January 18, 2022

Melvin Anthony Ferlita, Sr.

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Melvin Anthony Ferlita, Sr.

Melvin Anthony Ferlita, Sr., of Madisonville, LA, entered eternal rest on Monday morning, January 10, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 80. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 1, 1941 to Gasper Ferlita and Winnie Loupe Ferlita. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Alice “Faye” Campo Ferlita. He was the loving father to Melvin Anthony Ferlita Jr. (Susan), Gina Ferlita Cutrer, and Darlene Ferlita Douglass (Dale). He was the proud grandfather of Aidan and Alexis Ferlita, Courtney and Lindsey Cutrer, and William and Joshua Bradford, and his loving godchild John Marshall Mederios. Melvin is also survived by his lifelong best friends Gail and Tommy Gleber, and a host of nieces and nephews. Melvin is preceded in death by his son Brian Keith Ferlita, his adoring parents Gasper and Winnie Ferlita, and his siblings Kay Joyce Toepher and Kenneth Ferlita. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, longtime resident of Chalmette, and resident Madisonville, Louisiana for over 16 and half years. Melvin attended Delgado Community College to develop his trade. After Delgado, Melvin began his successful professional career in marine mechanic repairs at Donovan Marine for many years, followed by T+T Marine, of Chalmette with vast knowledge of outboard motors. Melvin was a devoted Catholic to St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Chalmette. After relocating to Madisonville, he was reunited with former Rev. MSGR Father Frank Giroir from St. Mark’s at St. Anslem Catholic Church of Madisonville. Melvin was a kind, humble, and caring person. He was talented in the kitchen, and many enjoyed his fine cooking. He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and was an avid fan of thoroughbred racing at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. However, his true passion was spending time with his loving family. Melvin’s smile was contiguous, he was well respected and liked, who will be deeply and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers kindly consider, memorial contributions in memory of: Melvin Anthony Ferlita Sr., may be made to: American Diabetes Association or The American Heart Association. Relatives and friends attended a visitation and funeral service at EJ Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21 Ave., Covington, LA on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Interment: St. Louis Cemetery #3, New Orleans, LA. The family invites you to share thoughts, fondest memories, and condolences online at EJ Fielding Funeral Home Guestbook at www.ejfieldingfh.com.

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