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Carolyn Ann Siekkinen
July 8, 1945 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Carolyn Ann Bertucci Siekkinen, age 78, passed away on December 3, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by her family in Ponchatoula. She was born on July 8,1945 in New Orleans. Carol was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Carol is survived by her six children: Shayna (Daniel) Tulanian, Davin (Laurie) Siekkinen, Braden Siekkinen, Kallen Siekkinen, Garin (Emily) Siekkinen, and Kaylie (Charlie) Wolff. She was grandmother to ten, with the eleventh due to arrive in the Spring.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Charles Siekkinen. In addition, Carol was also preceded in death by her parents John Bertucci and Theresa Castigliola, and her brother John Bettucci.
Carol is also survived by a lifelong best friend, Eileen Engel, and a host of other beloved friends and family.
Carol was a proud alumna of Southeastern University. She was a dedicated entrepreneur and owner of Hemmerling Kalle Gallery. She had a passion for art and embraced her role in the creative community. She was especially passionate about the art of Bill Hemmerling, as she played an instrumental role in marketing his art and establishing him as an internationally recognized artist. After Bill’s passing, she has continued to share Bill’s legacy, and has furthered her passion in supporting the career of her son, Kallé, and his own artistic endeavors.
Carol's life was filled with love and devotion to her family and friends. She cherished the time spent with her loved ones, always had a smile on her face and viewed life through rose-colored glasses.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 8th at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home on Canal Street in New Orleans. Visitation will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, followed by a service at noon. Carol will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery immediately following.
Carol Ann Bertucci Siekkinen will forever be remembered for her kindness, creativity, and unwavering love for her family and helping others. Her legacy will continue to inspire and touch the lives of those who were fortunate enough to have known her. May she rest in eternal peace.
Flowers and contributions to a charitable organization of your choosing are both welcome.