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Walter Christopher Murphy Negrotto Jr. (Wally)

January 31, 1950 — August 18, 2023

Folsom

Walter Christopher Murphy Negrotto Jr. (Wally)

 

Walter Christopher Murphy Negrotto Jr. (Wally) passed away at his home in Folsom, Louisiana on August 18, 2023, after a 13 yearlong battle fighting Frontotemporal Dementia Disorder.

Wally was married to his beloved wife Carol Anne Renaudin Negrotto for 53 years.

He attended St. Catherine of Siena and as a young boy Wally played and excelled in all sports at Metairie Playground. He attended Archbishop Rummel High School and played half-back for the football team and graduated in the class of 1968.

He attended LSU in Baton Rouge and the University of New Orleans and served in the Air National Guard.

Wally was an avid outdoorsman enjoying duck and deer hunting with friends. He had a passionate love for motorcycling. At the age of 20 he and Carol started taking motorcycle trips with friends to the Blue Ridge Mountains every fall.

His love of the outdoors took him to numerous National Parks for hiking and camping. He and his friends had special boats built to go “swamping” in the Honey Island swamp. He loved having campouts in his yard for nieces, nephews, friends, and their children.

Wally was a LA licensed contractor, owner of Accurate Construction Company, Inc. on the Northshore for over 35 years. He was a member of the St. Tammany Homebuilders Association. He also held a Louisiana Life Insurance license and a Series 500 license selling Life Insurance and Securities for Ozark National Life Insurance Company. Wally was a fun-loving loquacious guy who never met a stranger. Upon hearing Wally had Frontotemporal Dementia Disorder and could no longer speak, his very dear friend Brother John Fairfax, FSC; former teacher and Principal at Archbishop Rummel H.S. said, “Carol can Wally still understand? Carol said yes to which Brother John jokingly replied only Dementia could shut Wally Negrotto up”.

Proceeded in death by his parents, Walter C. M. Negrotto Sr. (Bunny), and Anna Landry Negrotto. Survived by his wife Carol Renaudin Negrotto, his sisters Barbra Negrotto Muller (George), Christine Negrotto Caccioppi, Laurie Negrotto Orgeron (Curtis), brothers, Lawrence (Larry) Negrotto, and James (Jimi) Negrotto (Chrissie); sisters in-law, Jeanne Renaudin Stile (Ted) and Glenda Lott Renaudin; brother in-law, Randy Renaudin. Nieces and nephew, Frank H. Renaudin IV (Tiffany), Byron McDowell (Tiffany), Andrew McDowell, Ellen McDowell (Townsend), Gretchen Muller Demke (Stan), Mark Muller (Windy), Randy Muller (Kerry), Amy Caccioppi Brookshire (Bill), Joe Caccioppi Jr., Emily Orgeron, Erica Orgeron Bray (Kevin), Jason Negrotto (Lisa), Ryan Negrotto (Allison); great nephew Jonathan Renaudin, great niece, Melody Renaudin and numerous cousins.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers: the family respectfully requests donations to Archbishop Rummel H.S. through memorial contributions to the general fund in Wally’s name. Gifts can be made online at GiveRummel.com/memorials or by mail to Archbishop Rummel H.S., Department of Development, 1901 Severn Avenue, Metairie, LA 70001

Carol would like to thank All About You In Home Care for their caring staff and sitters: Summer, Lauren, Brooke, Lori Barringer, Brittany LaChute, Mary Ellzey, and Sidney Williams. Thank you to St. Tammany Hospital Hospice nurses Sandy, Alden, Aimee, Amy Crosby, Danisha, and Dr. A. Delcham. Additionally, thank you to Tysha Dawson, JoAnn Batiste, Michelle Clark, and Ann Taylor. And the kindness of friends Ronnie and Kasey Vix, Brad and Denise Wegman, Cathey Bell, Katie Amedeo, Bruce and Betty Dupre, Diane and Leo Bourgeois and numerous other friends for their years of help.

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