Louis Provenza, 95, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019. He was born September 26, 1923 in Shreveport, LA, one of eleven children born to Rosa and Joseph Provenza.
Louis attended St. Mary’s serving as an Altar boy and boy scout. He attended St. John’s High School lettering in baseball, football, and played clarinet in the band.
Louis enlisted in the United States Navy flight program during WWII serving aboard the USS carrier Langley CVL-27 with fighting squadron VF51 in the South Pacific. He completed his college education in 1951 at Centenary College, earning a B.A. degree in accounting and entered corporate accounting. Louis continued in the Navel reserves and in 1972 retired after 30 years as Commander Louis Provenza. Louis was a man of great integrity and honor and will be greatly missed.
Preceding him in death is his wife of 60 years, Rosalie Antoinette Renda Provenza, son in law Jimmy Sandefur and his parents.
He is survived by his children; Diana Landry (Randy), Louis Provenza M.D. (Becky), Andrea Madden (Charles), Anne Sandefur, grandchildren; Shaun, Brandon and Ryan Landry, Lauren Silvernail, Michelle and Ben Provenza, Ashley and Charles Madden M.D. and Shelby Sandefur, great-grandchildren; Ava and CV Silvernail, Harper Provenza and Camryn, Grant, Luke Landry.
His brother, Msgr. Earl Provenza, will officiate. Concelebrating will be Fr. Rothell Price. A Visitation will be held at Forest Park Funeral Home, Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5:30pm, 1201 Louisiana Ave. Prayer vigil and Rosary at 6:00pm. The Mass will be Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 204 Patton Ave. Shreveport, LA followed by burial at Forest Park Cemetery East on St. Vincent Ave
Memorial donations for Louis Provenza may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 315 Marshall St., Shreveport, La. 71101 or the woundedworriorproject.org.