For he could no longer wait to be with his beloved Rosemary, who
predeceased him four months prior, Michael Carollo entered into eternal rest
on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Terrebonne General Hospital. We’ll say he died
of a broken heart, although we know his 93 year old body was surely getting
tired and failing him. Born November 6, 1925 to the union of Salvadore Carollo and Mamie Locascio, Mike was born and raised in New Orleans. One of an estimated 496,777 remaining WWII veterans, he proudly served his country with the United States Army as member of 102nd Infantry Division, 405th Infantry Regiment, Company B. He served in the European Theater of Operations from 12 September 1944 to 11 March 1946, where the 102nd Infantry Division took part in the final assault on Germany and famously shook hands with the Russian 156th Division just outside Berlin on 3 May 1945. He was Tank Gunner and was advanced to the rank of Corporal before leaving the service. Mike worked for many years alongside his father on the
the banana boats for Standard Fruit company, followed by positions with
Barq’s, Benson Mercedes and J.A. Majors. He was a devout, dedicated and observant member of the Catholic Church and a longtime parishioner of
St. Maurice. Resident of St. Bernard parish until Hurricane Katrina. Afterwards he
relocated to Houma with his son and daughter-in-law. Mike is preceded in death by and is reunited in heaven with his wife of 73 years Rosemary Purpura Carollo, his parents Salvadore and Mamie Carollo, his brother and sister-in-law Sammy and Betty Carollo and his daughter-in-law Cathy Carollo.
He is survived by his son Gerard, grandchildren Angelle (Albert) Carollo
Terry and Vinnie Carollo (Amanda), great grandchildren Landon and Noah
Carollo and Zephyr Terry, sister Sarah Serio (Sal), nieces Sharon Hamburger
and Susan Miller, nephews Troy and Tracy Carollo. Pawpaw was an LSU fan and proud member of the Who Dat Nation. Sure gonna miss you!! Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass at 12:15 pm on Monday, April 15, 2019 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the Mass time. Interment will be in St. Vincent de Paul #3 Cemetery.