In memory of
Juliette Elizabeth Torregano Joseph
Juliette Elizabeth Torregano Joseph, a retired elementary school teacher, died at her home in Slidell, Louisiana on September 10, 2020, after a battle with cancer. She was 81 years old. Ms. Joseph was born in New Orleans but lived most of her life in Slidell, where everyone in her community knew they were always welcome to come and sit on her porch for a conversation and a cup of coffee. Professionally, Juliette devoted her career to educating young people. She earned her associate's degree in early childhood education from Southeastern University and spent many years in the classroom, first at Head Start and later with the St. Tammany Parish School Board as a teacher at Glynn H. Brock Elementary School in Slidell. For a time, she also cared for people with disabilities, and she will be warmly remembered by a generation of young adults whose lives were shaped by her knowledge, kindness, and firm discipline in the classroom. A fun-loving person, she enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, playing slot machines, listening to R&B oldies, and rooting for the New Orleans Saints. (She even had her own touchdown dance!) She also loved spending time with her family, and she often visited her relatives in Slidell, her daughter in Florida, and her grandsons in New York, Texas, and California. An active parishioner at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Slidell, Ms. Joseph was an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and a member of the church's Legion of Mary. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Paula Joseph Burkett; her mother, Antoinette Levasseur Torregano; and her father, Paul Clift Torregano. She is survived by her sister, Gloria Torregano Alfred and her children, Angela Joseph Hughes, Waldren Cletus Joseph, and Tori Joseph. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Channing Gerard Joseph (whom she raised from infancy), Clarence Eugene Burkett III, Torin Joseph, Kyle Burkett, Waldren C. Joseph Jr., Loriyon N. Joseph, and Terryl Joseph; her four great-grandchildren, Cayden Tyler Alred, Nahla Renee Square, Karter Alred, and Hazel J'adore Burkett; and countless relatives and friends. A funeral Mass will take place on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church located at 58203 Bayou Liberty Road in Slidell, Louisiana 70460. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to Mass. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family regrets that there will not be a traditional repast after the memorial service. Instead, the family will announce a Celebration of Life at a later date. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com.
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