Antoinette “Anita” Vita Boze passed away peacefully in Mandeville, Louisiana on Friday, November 12th 2021. She was a native of New Orleans and resident of Mandeville. Anita was born on January 9,1931 and was a graduate of John McDonough 35 High School. She was employed at the Royal Typewriter Company and later she served as the assistant to the president of the Bank of Louisiana until 1968 when she married Ronald A. Boze. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Boze Toomey (Peter), grandsons, Thomas Maxwell “Max" Toomey and Jack Parker Toomey, stepson John L. Boze, nieces, Yolanda Vita Trahan (Ken), Judith Windhorst Cahill (Chip), and nephew, Rick Vita (Jill), three grandnieces, four grandnephews, three great-grandnieces, and six greatgrandnephews, and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald “Ron” Boze, her stepson Christoper M. Boze, her father, Giovanni Battista Vita, her mother, Anna Maria Guariglia Vita, her brothers, Mario S. Vita and Geralto "Joe" Vita, sisters, Josie Vita Windhorst, and Rosie Vita, and sister-in-law, Lillian Folse Vita. Anita was always full of life and laughter. Along with the love of her life “Ronnie,” she loved to cook, entertain, and laugh. She and Ronnie traveled extensively visiting many parts of the world. Anita was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a parishioner of Mary Queen of Peace Church for the last 30 years where she taught CCD. Anita was also an active volunteer with St. Michael Guild, Chef's Charity, and Blue Rose Ball. She also was an active a member of numerous clubs and social organizations, including, Tchefuncta Club Estates Garden Club, Northlake Petroleum Wives Club, Northlake Newcomers, Italian Heritage Society, Northlake Republican Women, and was the long-time Treasurer of the Louisiana American Saddlebred Horse Association. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Fidelis Northshore II staff for the love and care given to Anita over the past two years. We would also like to give a heart felt thank you to Anita's long time and dear friend Sara Raley who filled her last few months with love and laughter.
Funeral services will begin with visitation at 10:00 am followed by a mass at 11:00 am on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial donations to St. Michael Special School or your favorite charity. An online guestbook is available at www.Bagnellfuneralhome.com
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