Frank Lawrence Acosta Sr.

Frank Lawrence Acosta Sr. passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the age of 72. He was the devoted husband of Marie Gassen Acosta, and preceded in death by his first wife, Carol F. Acosta. Loving father of Donna Acosta Molitor (husband Dave), Heidi Perry and Frank Acosta Jr. Proud grandfather of Kourtnie Palmisano, Kelsey Acosta, Joshua Acosta and Jonathan Molitor. Great-grandfather of Kyler. Brother of Raymond Acosta and Dolores Acosta Matherne. He was preceded in death by Pete Acosta, Joseph Acosta, Anthony Acosta, Lilian Acosta Thore, along with his parents, Antonio Acosta and Lillian Espinia Acosta. He is loved and fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends and neighbors. Frank was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish, where he enjoyed a career as a Crane Operator at Amax Nickel Plant in Braithwaite for 25 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish in Violet, where he was devoted to the Blessed Mother and prayed the rosary every day until he got sick. He will be forever remembered for putting his family first and was always there for them. He was a man who loved all children he would meet and would often enjoy practical jokes with family and friends. Even throughout all his trials and tribulations he kept a smile on his face. He was a model patient to so many doctors in his life who treated his illness and came to know him well. Family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors at LA Heart Hospital for their care and compassion during Frank's illness. Relatives and friends were invited to attend a visitation held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home in Chalmette, LA, on Monday, June 16; followed by a funeral mass. He was laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Frank to the American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345 or To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit

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