VILLE PLATTE- Funeral Services will be held at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph John Tuminaro, Jr., 79, at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church on Thursday, December 7, 2017, who passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.
Father Tom Voorhies, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will be celebrating the mass and conducting the funeral services and reciting the rosary.
Entombment will take place in Sacred Heart Mausoleum.
Joe was a longtime educator. He began his teaching career at Sacred Heart High School and later served as principal of Ville Platte High For 17 years. While working as an educator he coached basketball and was an assistant football coach. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
His memories will live on through his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Winifred "Pitchy" Tunimaro; daughters, Missy Tuminaro and Mary Tuminaro; son John Tuminaro and wife Tammy; grandchildren, Margeaux Marks, Joseph Tuminaro, Sam Tuminaro and Anna Grace Tuminaro; sisters, Marie Beuter and Martha Milliken; and brothers, Jerry Tuminaro and wife Elsie and Vince Tuminaro.
Joe is preceeded in death by his parents Joe Tuminaro, Sr. and Ruth Swinney Tuminaro; and brother, Larry Tuminaro and wife Betty.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A rosary will be recited at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Visitation will resume Thursday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.