Rigol, James Albert passed away on February 15, 2023 at the age of 77. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Kathryn Maggio Rigol; sons Jason Albert Rigol (Karla), and Christopher Anthony Rigol (Holly) and one stepson Edward Dominick Black (Brenda). He is also survived by his wonderful grandchildren: Carson, Miranda, Johnathan, Eleanor, and Olivia Rigol. He is the brother of John Rigol, Jr. and the late Rafeal Rigol.
He was the son of John (Juan Antonio) Rigol of Havana, Cuba and Lilly Louise Weishock Rigol of New Orleans. Grandson of Casimiro and Aurora Maruri Rigol of Havana, Cuba and George and Etta Bellais Weishock of New Orleans and Pass Christian, MS; great grandson of Juan Roca Rigol of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and Regla de la Fe of Aurelio Maruri of Viscaya, Basque Country, Spain, and Angela Valdivia of Spanish provincial Havana, Cuba; of Albert H. Wisshack of Friedrichshafen, Kingdom of Wurttemberg, German States, and Louisa Kaltenbacher of New Orleans; and of Samuel Bellais of Pass Christian, MS, and Mazeline Menedez of the Galicia Province of Spain.
Mr. and Mrs. Rigol have resided in the Barker’s Corner area of St. Tammany Parish since 2004. In 2009, after 36 years of service, Mr. Rigol retired from the Louisiana Office of Public Health in Disease Control Activities in Louisiana. Previous to that, he also served in the U.S. Coast Guard, and as a patrol division sergeant with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Rigol was fortunate to grow up in a child’s idyllic world of old “Metry,” where he attended St. Catherine of Sienna School. He was a proud 1963 alumnus of St. Aloysius High School (the “Harvard of the French Quarter”)
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, February 17, 2023 in the Chapel of Bagnell & Son Funeral Home at 12:00 p.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Inurnment to be held at a later date in Hope Mausoleum.