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John  "J.T." Guzzardo , Sr.

John "J.T." Guzzardo , Sr.
  • November 5, 1930 - January 22, 2018
  • Independence, Louisiana

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“Wow....I just got word My old friend J.T. passed away.I only knew J.T. from the silver slipper casino...I enjoyed his sense of humor and hearing...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Ray Scullen - Bay St Louis, MS

“Hi Ayla and Debbie,I am so sorry for your loss. While I only knew J.T. for a very short time, I grew to love the person he was.The last time I saw J...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Ayla and Chris, so sorry for the loss of your Grandfather. He was a really good man with a heart of gold. Every time i see the reserved sign I...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Ricky Bordlee - Kenner, LA

“Debbie, I am so sorry about your Dad. You and your wonderful family are in my prayers. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Marybeth West - Baton Rouge, LA

“Mr. J. T. was a true friend to all who knew him. He was always friendly and a loyal friend to me and my husband. I know he was very proud of his...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Terri crosby - Tickfaw, LA

“I first meet J.T about twenty years at the Treasure Chest dice table.. We spent numerous hours there and I can tell you he was a good man..I have...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Midkiff - metairie, LA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless and Comfort you with his Love and Peace at this most difficult time!! ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: JoEllen & Tommy Marten - Hammond, LA

“My Sympathy to the Family. May God be with Y'all. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Crockett - Hammond, LA

Valeri DeCastris and her husband Dave Beccue “I am Valeri DeCastris of Rockford, IL and I am the great great granddaughter of Josephine and Josephine Guzzardo. My great grandmother was Congetta...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Valeri DeCastris - Rockford, IL

“So sorry for the loss of a wonderful man & once a neighbor.Thoughts & prayers to the family .May Mr. J.T. rest in peace with his lovely wife and ...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Marie V. Mandella - Independence, LA

“Debbie, Ronnie, & fly; we just heard the news on dad. We are very sorry for your loss. Trish & I are in Colorado til Saturday. Please express our...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Angelo Distefano - Baton Rouge, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond


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John "J.T." Guzzardo passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 87. He was born on Wednesday, November 5, 1930 in Independence, Louisiana. He was a resident of Independence, Louisiana and proud owner of Hi-Ho Barbecue. J.T. also served his country in the United States Air Force for over 20 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was an incredible man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

"J.T." is survived by his daughter, Debbie Husser and her husband Ronnie; son, John "J.T." Guzzardo; siblings, Fannie Schittone, and Josie Louise "Lou" Macaluso and her husband Nick; grandchildren, Brett and Nicole Husser, Chris and Kallie Husser, and Ayla and Shanna Guzzardo; and great-grandchildren, Brant, Landon, Aubrey, Grayson and Kinsley Husser.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Paulina Guzzardo; son, William "Billy" Guzzardo; father, Joseph S. Guzzardo; mother, Sadie Spitale Guzzardo; and two brothers, Sam J. Guzzardo and Tony Guzzardo.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA 70401 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 609 3rd St., Independence, Louisiana 70443, from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.

Interment will follow in Colonial Mausoleum in Independence, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com