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Yvonne Cuccio Ordes

February 16, 1927 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 92)
Yvonne Cuccio Ordes passed away at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the age 92. She was born in New Orleans, LA on February 16, 1927 to Michael Pasquale Cuccio Sr. and Rosalie Foti Cuccio. Yvonne was the loving sister of her deceased siblings Michael Pasquale Cuccio Jr., Marie Cuccio Guillot, Gloria Cuccio Conforto, Raymond Joseph Cuccio, and Rosalie Cuccio Holmes She was married to her beloved late husband, Thomas Vincent Ordes III for 42 years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Yvonne cared deeply for her family members, relatives and lifelong friends.

Yvonne was a faithful member of the Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church from 1965 -2015 where she enjoyed participating in the lunches, programs and casino trips of the church’s Golden Age Club. She also maintained her relationships with her John McDonogh High School friends for decades, meeting annually to renew their friendships.

Yvonne was an avid LSU sports fan, spending many Saturdays traveling to the home football games with her husband and sons or listening to the games’ broadcasts. She was an informed historian of topics ranging from politics to classic movies. She delighted in her dogs and all animals wild and tame especially hummingbirds. Additionally, she was an accomplished gardener taking great pride in her beautiful plants and trees.

She is survived by her sons and their spouses Thomas Ordes IV and Cynthia, Michael Ordes and Lois, Christopher Ordes and Jill; her grandchildren Joshua Ordes (Holley), Michael Ordes Jr., Melissa Davis, Barbara Ordes, Diana Skinner (Jesse), Christopher Ordes Jr., Matthew Ordes, Nicholas Ordes; and her great grandchildren Sterling Ordes, Joshua Ordes, Ava Marie Ordes, Michael Ordes III, Madyson Ordes, Jayla Davis, Larissa Davis, Arianna Singletary, Krista Ordes, Mikalyn Ordes, Jubilee Skinner, Appaloosa Skinner, Texas Skinner, Sonnet Skinner, Church Skinner and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her wonderful laugh, loving smile and “Geaux Tigers” goodbye will be missed by all.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am and continue until Mass time. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery #3. Condolences may be expressed at

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