Placito Henry Zito, also known as "Pra", passed away at Baton Rouge General Hospital on Bluebonnet on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. A resident of Baton Rouge, he was born July 20, 1932 in Port Allen, Louisiana. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1953 and went on to help at his parent's grocery business. Soon after, he went to work at Louisiana Wholesale Specialty, where he retired. Placito was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He was dedicated to St. Jude, never missing a monthly donation to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital, whom he felt a deep devotion. Placito is survived by sisters, Mary Fontana (Jim), Lucy Baudry (Kenneth), and Josie Messina (Bubbie); and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Annie Zito; brother, Joe Zito (Alice); and sisters, Rosie Zito, and Anna Misuraca (Vince). The family extends their gratitude to all the nurses and staff at Capital Nursing Home. Pallbearers will be his 6 nephews, Randy Messina, Gerry Messina, Joseph Messina, V.J. Misuraca, Joe Zito, and Jimmy Fontana. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, at 10 a.m., with a Mass of Christian burial to begin at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Father Mike J Moroney will officiate the Mass.
Published by The Advocate from Jun. 30 to Jul. 2, 2021.