Winifred Ann "Pitchy" Tuminaro
October 7, 1944  -  February 26, 2019

Winifred Ann "Pitchy" Tuminaro

Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
8:00 AM - Service Time
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Ardoin Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:00 PM
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Mass of Christian Burial
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
708 E. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
1:00 PM
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Sacred Heart Mausoleum
708 E. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
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VILLE PLATTE - Funeral services will be held at a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 for Winifred Ann “Pitchy” Tuminaro, 74, who passed away on February 26, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.

Father Tom Voorhies, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct funeral service.

Entombment will take place in Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Pitchy was a lifelong resident of Ville Platte. She worked for many years in the office at Sacred Heart Elementary, and later at Citizens Bank for nearly 30 years. Pitchy was a devout catholic and active parishioner at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church; where she organized Perpetual Adoration for 25 years. She also served as a Pro-Life Coordinator for the Diocese of Lafayette. Many may know her from the Round and About column she wrote for the Bonne Nouvelle newspaper for 18 years.

Pitchy is survived by her three children, Joseph John Tuminaro, III and wife Tammy Tuminaro, Melissa Ann Tuminaro, and Mary Elizabeth Tuminaro; and her four grandchildren, Margeaux Rebecca Marks, Joseph John Tuminaro, IV, Samuel Luke Tuminaro, and Anna Grace Tuminaro; sisters, Helen Veillon, Sue Nassif, and Beth Fontenot; and brother, Brod Veillon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph John Tuminaro, Jr.; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Veillon; and her sister, Norma Jean Veillon Dowell.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 5:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the Tuminaro family at

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Carl R LaFleur
    Westwego, LA

    we will miss "Pitchie " when I was a kid I was her paper boy the Daily World . from Carl LaFleur

  2. Janis Veillon Waggoner
    Wylie, TX

    Dear family, I am so sorry to hear of Pitchy's passing. I remember so well her kindness to me when Brod and I were running the streets together growing up. Love and prayers to you all.

  3. Allen Glenn Ortego
    Baton Rouge, LA

    To the Survivors of the Veillon, Tuminaro, and Nassif Families, My Heart, Soul, and Prayers are with all of you. It seems as though I have known Pitch for my entire life:
    I truly know that she is in my memory for as far back as I can
    remember. Pitchy truly was a
    Big Lovely Breath of Fresh Air.
    Rest on Eternal Peace,

    Allen Glenn Ortego
    Baton Rouge

  4. John Tuminaro
    Ville Platte, LA

    We would like to thank everyone for the kind words and sympathy. The outpouring of kind words and support has been overwhelming. Mom was a special lady and will be missed greatly

  5. Peter Savoy
    Mamou, LA

    Words cannot do justice for my heartfelt feelings for Pitchy---she is now with Coach Joe ----- my condolences to her most beautiful family. -----God Bless, Peter Savoy

  6. Myra Buller
    Baton Rouge, La, LA

  7. Missy and Johnny Darbonne
    Washington, LA

    To John, Missy, Mary and the rest of the family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you for peace and comfort.

  8. Bevetly McBride
    Mamou, LA

    Thoughts& prayers go out to family during this very difficult time. She was a Doll, with s beautiful smile!!

  9. Dr. Joey Soileau & Kim
    Ville Platte, LA

    My staff & I send our sincere condolences to the Tuminaro & Veillon families. Pitchy was a special lady & will be missed by all who knew her.

  10. Jean Thompson Lafleur
    Ville Platte, LA

    So sorry for your loss, she was such a wonderful, loving Person, will remember her with nothing but pleasant memories.

  11. Cecil and Barbara Colligan
    VillePlatte, LA

    Prayers for a beautiful lady.

    Ville Platte, LA



  13. Johnnie and Pam LaFleur
    Oberlin, LA

    SO SORRY for the passing of Ms Pitchy. She was a BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, like MRS DOWELL WAS.
    Our PRAYERS to the FAMILY.

  14. Dee Jeansonne
    Ville Platte, LA

    Mrs Pitchy was my coworker @ Citizen bank. She had such a positive & gentle spirit. I will never forget that beautiful smile, bright smile & loving heart! RIP my Friend!

  15. Judith Pautz
    Lafayette, LA

    Our deep and sincere condoleances to all of the family. Pitchy was dear to us, and will be missed. I hate to inform my mom, Rose Thompson, who called her often, especially on her mom, Winnifred's, birthday. Rest in peace.

  16. Sybil LaTour Herron
    Roswell,, GA

    You have been in my prayers for months. You all have my sincere condolences Sybil LaTour Herron

  17. Carol Alfred
    Houston, TX

    She was a lovely person
    My deepest condolences.

  18. Larry and Mattie Buller
    , LA

    Hugs and prayers for the Tuminaro family . Pitchy was a dear friend.

  19. Becky Berzas Reed
    Magnolia, AR

    So sorry … such a wonderful lady, and inspiration. Know she will be dearly missed by all...

  20. PD-GA
    , LA

    My sincerest condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort grant you strength and peace during this most difficult time. And may your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

  21. Sandy Veillon Lee
    Sarasota, FL

    So hard to imagine life without my lifelong cousin and friend and the girl my brothers called their other sister. You were always a blessing to your friends. Rest In Peace and watch over us!

  22. Donna Souleau Chambliss
    Ville Platte, LA

    Delinda and Donna and all the rest of the family. You are all in my prayers. I know how close y’all all were to your aunt and my heart aches for you all. It’s nice to think of Pitchy, your mom and Dianne looking down on us. Mom and I are out of state and will be unable to pay our respects in person.

  23. Donna dowell
    Golden Meadow, LA

    Thank you for being our mom, when our mom went to Heaven!!!...I'll never forget you, I love you❤❤❤

  24. Joan LaFleur
    Lafayette, LA

    I have great memories of my friend from our youth and later. She was s take charge girl and got things done! Full of faith also! ❤️❤️❤️

  25. Ardoin's Funeral Home
    Ville Platte, LA

    On behalf of the staff at Ardoin's Funeral Home, we send our deepest condolences to your family. May your many memories bring you comfort.

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