Obituary of Louis James Curole
Due to current weather conditions in Louisiana, services have been canceled.
Louis James Curole passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at the age of 92. He was born down the bayou in Lockport, Louisiana and grew up on the banks of Bayou Lafourche. He later moved to New Orleans as a teenager, where he graduated from Warren Easton High School. He served with the United States Army and returned to a career with the New Orleans Police Department. He resided in Slidell from his retirement until his passing.
During his career with the New Orleans Police Department, he served in the Traffic Division, Second District, and the Juvenile Division. As a Lieutenant in the Fifth District, he was on duty the night Hurricane Betsy devastated New Orleans and directed rescue efforts in the city’s flooded 9th Ward during and after the storm. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1968 and assigned as Commander of Central Lockup until 1980. He retired from the New Orleans Police Department in 1981 after 27 years of distinguished service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Louis was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rose “Pat” Curole. Loving father to sons Donald Curole (Sandra) and Robert Curole; grandfather to Brett Curole and Nicole Naquin (Ryan); and great-grandfather to Skylar Naquin and Caden Curole. He was the son of the late Edgar and Ernestine Griffin Curole and was preceded in death by brothers, Jessie and Edgar Curole and sisters, Mabel Cassanova and Daisy Schmitt.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Audubon Funeral Home located at 61101 Highway 11 in Slidell on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Interment immediately following services at St. Roch Cemetery No. 1 located at 1700 Music St. in New Orleans, Louisiana. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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