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“To The Chicalace Family,So sorry for your loss,He was a great cousin to me.Love to all.When my dad died he drove all night to Chicago to come to his...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mary Chicalace - River Grove, IL

“I am Frankie's cousin Gerald Salemi son of cousin Frankie's aunt Gerry Salemi . Cousin Frankie's father was my mothers older brother. Cousion Frankie...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Gerald Salemi - Griffin, GA

“Dad,Although we had some tough times I was lucky to have you, You taught me a lot how to stand up for myself, to change a tire and my oil. That...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Shannon Chicalace - Wildwood, IL

“Praying for family and believing in my heart that Frank and Dominic are together once again, God bless you all. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Alice Guidry - Marbury, AL

“My cousin Frankie- could light up a room by just walking in. He loved his cars and every time he'd get a new one he would visit his Uncle Johnny and...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John Chicalace - Somerset, NJ

Joseph Frankie Chicalace passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 78. He was born on Monday, February 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Lena and Ralph Chicalace. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Kathy Chicalace; children, Sherry Perilloux (T.A.), Tina Schmidt (Layton), Robert Chicalace, Ralph Chicalace, and Shannon Chicalace; grandchildren, Tyler Chicalace and fiancée Kassidy Turner, James Chicalace and fiancée Baleigh Simon, Danica Perilloux, Riley Perilloux, and T. J. Perilloux.

In addition to his parents, Joseph is also preceded in death by his grandson, Dominick Schmidt.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation for Joseph on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, from 10:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.

The family understands that it may be difficult for some to attend the service in person, so they have arranged to have the service streamed on Zoom. The meeting ID is 774 6995 5620. The passcode is 3fScXM. The link to join the meeting can be found at the bottom of the obituary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude in Joseph's name.

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