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“This beautiful lady was my mother's sister and she married my dads first cousin. So she was my aunt and and my cousin. She and her sisters were role...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jo Monistere Brown - Houston, TX

“Dear Ida and David and Family.We were so sorry to hear of Maggie's passing. We didn't find out until yesterday, 6/10 when we went to Holy Ghost for...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ray and Susan Balisteri - LA

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3 of 9 | Posted by: Jerome Monistere - Hammond, LA

“Thank you for everything, sweet Grandma Maggie. Rest in Peace.Chip ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Chip Herrington - Mobile, AL

“It was an honor to be Maggie's friend. Well done, good and faithful servant. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: John Diaz - Ponchatoula, LA

“Mark,I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Jim and I will be out of town, headed to see my mom but please know we are with you in spirit during this...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Pam Bordelon - Baton Rouge, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Eloise and Gordon Anderson

“I was so sorry to hear of you mothers death. We may not have visited but we were all close. I know she will be missed. She is now with her parents...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Peggy Monistere Johnson - MO

“I consider it a blessing to have known Ms. Maggie. When my brother married into the Monistere family she welcomed all of us with open arms. I think...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Beth Skipper - Reston, VA


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Maggie Nicolosi Monistere, 88, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018.

She was born in Hammond, Louisiana, on December 17, 1929, to the late Ignatius and Antonia Nicolosi. When she was a girl, during World War II, her family moved to New Orleans and she worked in the sheet metal shop at Consolidated Aircraft where the PBY5A aircraft was manufactured. She married Nickolas Monistere on June 2, 1946. Maggie and Nick raised strawberries and peppers for many years. She was a life-long member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond and attended daily mass there. She was never happier than when she was serving in her church and did so in a variety of capacities. She was a Eucharistic Minister, Sacrastan, a Charter member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and the Rosary Altar Society. She also volunteered at nursing homes and the Tangi Food Pantry.

Maggie enjoyed working puzzles, sewing quilts and other projects, and tending to her vegetable and plant gardens. She was fortunate to have been able to travel extensively during her lifetime, seeing Italy, Canada, and Mexico, as well as much of the United States. She looked forward to her regular card games with her loving friends. She was revered by her family for her delicious and authentic Italian cooking, including eggplant parmigiana, muffalettas, cookies, and a favorite Easter time treat for her grandchildren, Pupa con l'uova.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nickolas Monistere; her parents, Ignatius and Antonia Nicolosi; siblings Salvatore Nicolosi, Vincent Nicolosi, Mary Marchese, and Lucy Monistere.

She is survived by her children, daughter, Ida Louise Muscarella and her husband Peter; son, Albert David Monistere and his wife Vivian; daughter, Diane Wells and her husband Steve; son, Mark Monistere and his wife Paulette; daughter, Juliana Mitchell and her husband Richard; daughter, Michele Skipper and her husband Alan; grandchildren, Stephen Muscarella and wife Adriana; Melissa Muscarella Reed and husband Randy; Tammy Monistere Herrington; Brian Monistere and wife Bridgett; Brent Monistere and wife Stephanie; Nelson Parrott, Jr. and wife Mitra; Robert Parrott II, Nicholas Wells; Stephanie Wells, Jacob Monistere; Alex Monistere; Rebecca Mitchell; Danielle Mitchell; Nathan Mitchell; Andrew Skipper; and Nicole Skipper; great-grandchildren, Stevie and Alicia Muscarella; Roman and Remington Reed; Sophia and Isabella Herrington; Nickolas and Samuel Monistere; Bryce and Skylar Monistere; sisters, Fennie Nicolosi Tallo and Rosie Nicolosi Collura; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 7th, from 6-9 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. The Funeral will be Friday, June 8th, from 9-11 am at Holy Ghost Church, with the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11 am. Father Cayet will be the officiant at the Mass. Interment will follow in Rose Memorial Park Mausoleum.

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going." John 14:1-4

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