In memory of
Joseph Salvador Scaffidi, June 4, 1938 - July 23, 2020. Joseph "Joe" Salvador Scaffidi passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the age of 82. Joe was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Salvador "Sam" Scaffidi and the late Mary Josephine "Josie" Cassesi Scaffidi. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Gail Finn Scaffidi; 5 children Sam Scaffidi, Joe Scaffidi, Gina Engel (Rick), Paul Scaffidi (Kim) and Mary Chifici (Warren); 10 grandchildren Cheria Tremblay (Marc), Gabrielle Scaffidi, Jodi Scaffidi, Jamie Burpee (Alex), Ryan Paternostro, Austin Engel, Rocco Scaffidi, Kara Mia Scaffidi, Angelina Chifici (Johnny) and Anthony Chifici; and 6 great grandchildren Symi Tremblay, Indiana Tremblay, Ellie Burpee, Jack Burpee, Johnny Contreras and Aria Contreras. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many cherished lifelong friends. A native New Orleanian, he loved telling stories about his childhood, being raised in the French Quarter and his Italian heritage. Joe excelled at boxing at St. Mary's Italian Gym and Loyola University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration. He graduated from Holy Cross High School where he was a star basketball player. Joe was a natural born salesman and retired from Allstate Insurance Company after 43 years of dedicated service. He spent much of his life preaching the word of God, feeding the homeless, teaching underprivileged youth, teaching inmates at Angola Prison, retreat captain at Manresa House of Retreats, attended numerous retreats at Jesuit Spirituality Center at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau, and was very active in and taught Life in the Spirit classes at the Charismatic Renewal for many years. Joe had a larger than life personality, laughed at his own jokes and was an avid poker player. The Scaffidi Family invites you to share thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.neptunesociety.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ozanam Inn at www.ozanaminn.org or Bridgehouse at bridgehouse.com , indicate donation is in Joe's memory. A celebration of life memorial service is safely being planned for a later date.
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