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Barbara Marullo

d. October 3, 2022

Barbara Ellen Palazzolo Marullo peacefully passed away October 3, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born the third of four children on April 17, 1941 in Queens, New York to Emma and Joe.  Four years later, Joe moved the family back to his hometown of New Orleans where they remained the rest of their lives.

Barbara was a devout Catholic and believed in the blessing of family. As a young girl she would often  spend long moments before bed praying for every single family member before going to sleep. Her faith  remained strong until her death and was a hallmark of her character and personality. But it wasn’t just  faith which defined Barbara, she was a talented singer.

In her senior year at John McDonogh High School in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans, Barbara  wrote and performed the class song for the graduation ceremony. So talented was she, that upon  graduation, Barbara was offered a music scholarship to Southeastern University in Hammond, Louisiana, but turned it down opting to work and start a family. But that didn’t quell her desire to continue singing.  Anyone who knew Barbara, knew faith, family and music defined her, and through the years she  juggled all of them.

She met her first husband, Jack, in high school, and a couple of years later they married and started a family. Together they had three children, Jay, Gina and Nicolle. During this time Barbara continued singing and working with local bands as the lead singer at local music venues and clubs throughout New  Orleans. As time progressed, thoughts and feelings changed and Barbara moved on from her first  marriage, and eventually met and married her second husband A.P. who brought two children of his  own from a previous marriage, Joey and Anna. With their blended family in place, Barbara and A.P. had  two more children together, Jude and Anthony.

Through her life Barbara remained committed to her family and God, but music was never far from her  heart. She continued singing in and around New Orleans, cut a few records and even performed on live  TV during the local segments of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. As time passed, Barbara  moved away from performing for entertainment, and combined her love of music, and her devotion to  her faith, and began singing in church.

Barbara sang regularly at her parish church, St. Peter, in Covington, Louisiana, as a cantor and choir  member. She also made friends with the choir directors at the Catholic churches in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach, Florida, and sang at mass with their respective choirs during her frequent visits to the  beach.

Barbara remained independent and active up until her time in the hospital before her passing, and will be most remembered for her God-given natural beauty, lovely singing voice, and her passion and love she had for her family and God. There are no words to describe how much she was loved, and how greatly she will be missed. Barbara was preceded in death by her mother Emma Palazzolo (Campione) and her father Joseph Palazzolo; her brother Jerome Palazzolo, and her sister Joyce Chiusano  (Palazzolo), and is survived by her husband A.P. Marullo, Jr, her former husband Jack W. Gallé Sr; her  five children, Jack (Jay) W. Gallé, Jr., Gina Bergeron (Gallé), Nicolle Polit (Gallé), Jude D. Marullo, and A.P. (Anthony) Marullo, III; and her two step-children Joey C. Marullo, and Anna M. Marullo. Barbara is also  survived by four adult grandchildren, Brittany A. Polit, Gabrielle A. Bergeron, Edward C. Bergeron III, and  Private Second-Class Timothy J. King; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth, Mia, Rocco, Eli, Enzo, Ily, Cohen,

Gage, and Mila; and two step-grandchildren, Kai and Elise. Barbara is also survived by her sister, Cynthia  Hern (Palazzolo). May the Lord cradle His child Barbara; may she rest in peace.

Services for Barbara will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at Saint Peter Catholic Church (125 E  19th Ave, Covington, LA 70433), with visitation from 10am – Noon, followed by a Memorial Mass. Burial  will take place after mass at Lake Lawn Cemetery (5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124), followed by a reception at The Forum (3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA).

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

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