Jerry Francis Jacomine, 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Jacqueline Sander Jacomine; parents Ernest P. Jacomine, Sr and Una Mae Ourso Jacomine; and brother Ernest P. Jacomine, Jr. He is survived by his sons, Keith M. Jacomine (Catherine A. McGrath) and Kevin A. Jacomine; grandsons Joel A. Jacomine, Jobie M. Jacomine and Tanner J. Jacomine; twin sister Joan J. Shea (John) and a host of nieces and nephews. He enjoyed a successful career in the spirits and beverage business and counted many of New Orleans most well know institutions as his customers. After taking early retirement, he returned to work and spend many years working in New Orleans Municipal Court. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His passions included time spent with his family and all things related to food, from scouring cookbooks for new recipes, to trying out new appliances, to “making” groceries and preparing quantities large enough to feed an army. There was always a big pot of something cooking on the stove. He was known for his quick wit, his many quotable saying and his friendly demeanor.
Family, friends and former colleagues are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans, LA on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11am. Visitation at the church will begin at 10am. Interment will be in St. Louis #3 Cemetery. Going back to the days of black and white television and the Danny Thomas telethon, he and his wife became regular donors to St. Jude Children's Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations in the name of Jerry Jacomine to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, is preferred, (https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html?sc_icid=wtg-mm-memorial-giving).
JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com