Joseph S. Cannatella Jr., 72, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in a local hospital.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the retired superintendent of the New Orleans Harbor Police Department, with 25 years of service. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Crescent City Lodge No. LA002, the National Rifle Association and Michigan Avenue Baptist Church.
He was the son of the late Joseph S. Cannatella Sr. and Elaine Basile Cannatella. He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Thomas, Ronald and Anthony Cannatella.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Renee Cannatella, of Cleveland; five children: Joseph Cannatella III of Hammond, La., Kevin Cannatella of Gramercy, La., Lisa Stein and husband, Mark of Kenner, La., Brian Cannatella and wife, Shelley, of Kenner and Robert Cannatella of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; one sister, Althea LaCour of Gretna, La.; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor David Peters officiating.
Interment will follow in Hayes Shed Cemetery in the Michigan Avenue Community with military honors. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Cannatella family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.