Helen Joyce Alexis
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You will forever be in our hearts. It is with deep sorrow and much love (143) that the family of Helen Joyce Alexis-Brocato-Saccaro-Borgstede, of Harahan, LA, announce her passing on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at the age of 83 years. Helen was a native of Harahan, LA, where she graduated from Kenner High School and attended Spencer Business College. She was the daughter of James "Jimmy" Alexis and Eulalie Jacob Alexis. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and brothers Louis Alexis and Frank Gandolfi. Helen was active in the Harahan community as she owned and operated the Red Wagon Grocery Store and served as President of Save-A-Cop Organization for Harahan, where she organized several motorbike rides to help raise funds for both local and state police officers. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her five children: Catherine Danchertsen-Vaughan (Rick), James A. Brocato (Brenda), Sammy T. Brocato (Stacey), Anthony J. Saccaro Jr. (Janet), Steven J Saccaro (Kellie); 12 grandchildren: Megan B. Gorski, Justin A. Brocato, T.J. Brocato, Taylor Brocato, Mallory Saccaro, Emily Saccaro. Nicholas Saccaro, Anna Saccaro, Matthew Saccaro, Ella Saccaro, Natalie Saccaro and Brady Saccaro; 1 great grandchild: Gray Gorski; and brother Ronald Alexis (Sharlene); as well as numerous relatives and friends. Due to Hurricane Delta, the funeral services for Helen Alexis have been rescheduled for Saturday, October 17 at 10:30 am at Ourso Funeral Home, located at 13533 Airline Highway Gonzales, LA. Friends and family members are asked to adhere to all COVID-19 safe practices and wear masks at the Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the AMD Foundation for Macular Degeneration. Donations made be made by visiting https://www.macular.org/how-donate.

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Published in The Advocate from Oct. 3 to Oct. 17, 2020.
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October 17, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss. I am Pamela Breaux Rossi. I am the daughter of Janelle Jacob Breaux, your cousin. Mamma died in 2015 but I know she would've wanted to acknowledge Miss Helen's passing. I will let Sylvia and Debra know. Again, so sorry for your loss.
Pamela Rossi
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October 16, 2020
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October 15, 2020
My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. I truly enjoyed our little shopping trips and her phone calls. She had so much love for her family and was so proud of all of you. She will surely be missed. May she Rest in Peace!
Nannette Bourgeois
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October 13, 2020
Miss Helen and I have been very close friends for many years and through those years we've shared sooooo many laughs and made so many beautiful memories together! I've always respected the fact that she never wavered in her convictions, no matter the consequence. But above all....she loved God with all her heart!
Retha Slade
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October 11, 2020
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October 5, 2020
Miss Helen used to live next door to my mom on hickory. She was fun loving person I enjoyed listening to her stories. Her beautiful plants and style. She will be missed but never forgotten. Prayers for her and her family. God bless you from the Wilcox Family.
Rose Wilcox Gobuzzi
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October 4, 2020
Miss Helen and I met in Ponchatoula, La. we lived at the same apartment complex. We had a lot in common. Come to find out Miss Helen and my mother were in the same carnival club together. I found a picture and they are sitting next to each other.And they had the same name. Every time I see the plants that were hers I will be thinking of her. Love Kathleen (Kathy)
Kathleen Murphy
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October 4, 2020
Love and miss you Mom!
Tony Saccaro Jr.
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October 3, 2020
We are thinking about you I. Your time of grief- Ulla and Butch Knoepp
Drs. James and Ulla (Ule) Knoepp
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October 3, 2020
I have many fond memories of Miss Helen- as many of us called her. She was a great cook and especially loved Seafood!
She was also a very talented Artist and Seamstress. She loved cake decorating and had a Green Thumb!! She enjoyed shopping for Antiques and was always decorating her house . I will miss her so much.. She adored her children and grandchildren as well as her great grandson..no matter how many challenges she had with her health she made sure to be a part of every Special Event that went on in the family! (And there were numerous Celebrations!!)
She was so Young at Heart...
Love you
Barbara Manuel
Barbara Manuel
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