Janva Dale Costanza
January 11, 1932  -  January 10, 2019

Janva Dale Costanza

Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Monday, January 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Ardoin Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Monday, January 14, 2019
11:00 AM
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Peters Catholic Church
Hwy 748
Washington, LA  70589
Monday, January 14, 2019
1:00 PM
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St. Peters Cemetery
Grand Prairie, LA  

GRAND PRAIRIE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Grand Prairie on Monday, January 14, 2019 for Janva Dale Costanza, 86, who passed away on January 10, 2019 in Opelousas, LA surrounded by her loved ones.

Father Picard, pastor of St. Peters Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct funeral services.

Burial will take place in St. Peters Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years; Paul L. Costanza, two sons; Anthony P. Costanza and wife Angie and Joe Costanza and wife Joanne, four daughters; Deborah Costanza Brignac, Stephanie Costanza, Phyllis Foret, and Joyce Stelly and husband Chuck; 18 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; three sisters, Faye Bordelon, Charline Fusilier and Sheral Ortego and husband Jack.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, James Foret, II; one great granddaughter, Olivia Jones; baby sister, Agatha Fontenot; brother, Reven Fontenot.

Pallbearers will be her seven grandsons, Charles Brignac, Eric Foret, Johnathon Castille, Paul "Little Paul" Costanza, Little Joe Costanza, Gabe Stelly and Lance Costanza.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to service time. A rosary will be recited on Monday at 11:00 AM.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Costanza family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

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


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  1. Ruth Soileau & Family(Sue, Joe, Donna, Karen)
    Ville Platte, LA

    Our family is sending our deepest prayers for the loss of your mom. Our families were so close and mom&dad had wonderful memories with them. We pray their memories will comfort the loss of them. All our love, family of Calvin & Ruth Soileau. 🙏🏻

  2. Amy Songe
    Houma, LA

    Debbie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  3. Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz
    Port Barre, LA

    May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.

  4. Ivo Schönfelder

    Who lives in the memory of his loved ones,
    is not dead, he is only far away;
    dead is only who is forgotten.

    "Maw Maw" was my grandmother when I was far away from home. She was like everyone imagines and wishes a grandmother. A time of reflection will show how lucky you were to have such a person in your midst. I wish the family all the best.

  5. Theresa Loos
    Lafayette, LA

    Dear Phyliss and Debbie and family, you have my deepest condolences at the loss of your dear mother.

  6. trudy fontenot
    ville platte, LA

    Anthony & Angie we are so sorry to hear about your Mom..There are no words to say how sorry we are. Cody & I have been where you'll are right now. Prayers always comforted us so may be you could try that..I will try to make the services Monday, but if you both need something please let us know. with love your cousin Trudy.

  7. Harry Fuselier
    Sunset, LA

    Hell'ava way to celebrate your Birthday! Heaven is in for a wonderful Lady. Love you always.

  8. Gail Lucas
    Terrytown, LA

    We love you Aunt Janva. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel.

  9. Coni Riel
    Port Barre, LA

    The first time I met “Maw Maw”, I instantly fell in love with her. She wanted her house cleaned, then she only wanted a light dusting and bedding change. She finally gave me a full go-ahead on everything and stayed by my side throughout the day, yet always seeing to Mr Paul as well. The whole day she also tried to feed me, said I was “too skinny”! When I drive by their house, I always remember that initial meeting and it gives me a little chuckle. May she Rest In Peace as her life of love and care has been the bond for her entire family. Happy “Heavenly” Birthday “Maw Maw”, thank you for the memories.

  10. Millie Fontenot
    Grand Prairie, LA

    Don and I are so sorry for your loss. Know that your entire family are in our prayers. Bless all of you.

  11. Kathleen Smith Roble
    Clearwater, FL

    For the family. It’s been life time since I’ve seen all of you, but I want to send my condolences to all of you. I remember Janva as sweet, kind and loving. Kathy

  12. Verline Fontenot
    Ville Platte, LA

    Debbie, So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Prayers go out to you and your family.

  13. 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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