Obituary of Terry Michael Cardaro Sr.
Terry Michael Cardaro Sr. of Slidell, Louisiana passed away surrounded by the love of his family on September 4, 2020 at the age of 72. He was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, born on August 23, 1948 to Emma Lou Littlejohn and the late Frank Joseph Cardaro. Terry is the beloved husband of JoAnn Scalise Cardaro; cherished father of Nikki Arnaud (Ronnie), Amanda Buzali (Jack), and Terry Cardaro Jr.; loving stepfather of Gina Chauvin Brocato, Richard Chauvin Jr. (Nikki), Kelly Chauvin Carlos (David), and Steven Chauvin (Rebecca); proud grandfather of Gage Arnaud, Claire Arnaud, and the late Gavin Arnaud; caring step grandfather of Devin Brocato, Richard Chauvin III, Kyle Chauvin, Marc Chauvin, Matthew Carlos, Andrew Carlos, Stevieanne Chauvin, Malcolm Chauvin, Katarina Morales, and Nikolas Morales; and adored brother of Vicki Lagman (Buddy) and Lori Eusea (Terry).
Terry proudly served in the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS L.Y. Spear. After serving his country, he worked for LP&L during and after the construction of the Waterford 3 Station. He also worked and later retired as a Welding Inspector with Lockheed Martin. In his spare time, Terry enjoyed fishing, fixing just about anything, and spending time with family and friends. He never passed up an opportunity to help someone in need and teach others the things he taught himself. Terry will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Relative and friends are invited to attend a visitation (adhering to social distancing guidelines) on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Audubon Funeral Home located in Slidell. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Passages Hospice and his caregivers for the past year, Jada Dumas and Cindy Kelly. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration or Elaine P. Nunez Community College Foundation are preferred. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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