Leo Luke Provenzano
Leo Luke Provenzano passed away peacefully on Friday evening, August 16, 2019 at the age of 96. Beloved husband of Barbara Landry Provenzano for over 72 years. Loving father of the late Jeanie Marie Provenzano. Grandfather of Angelique Patrice Provenzano-Walgamotte (Barry), Cheri Teague Falcon, Joshua Benjamin Provenzano (Donna), and Rachel Lauren Bradfield (Brian). Great-grandfather of Ethan Jon Falcon, Ian Luke Bradfield, Wyatt Teague Estes, Aidan BarryWalgamotte, Levi Brian Bradfield, Lucas Eli Bradfield, Gionni Luke Provenzano, and Grace Marie Bradfield. Brother of Antoinette Provenzano Pertuit (the late Melvin) and the late Annie Provenzano McCurley. Son of the late Sam Provenzano and Josephine Vitale Provenzano. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Luke was a native of Donaldsonville, LA. He began his studies at LSU, joined the Army to serve in WWII, and returned to graduate in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He worked for the LSU Agricultural Extension for his entire career, retiring as St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parish County Agent in 1979. He was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish and has lived in Covington since Hurricane Katrina. After retirement, Luke enjoyed traveling with his wife and grandchildren. They frequented the Mississippi Gulf Coast on the weekends. He was known by many and loved by all, and will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends of the family attended the Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial at Grace Funeral Home, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Interment followed in the adjacent St. Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden. An online guestbook is available at www.gracenorthshore.com.