Michael Thomas Zuppardo was called home to be with our Lord on Tuesday September 15, 2020 at 65 years old young. He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans Lakeview & Metairie areas. In his younger years he worked with his Father in the family owned business Lucky 7 Amusement Company. Michael, owned thoroughbred racing horses who raced at Evangeline, Fairgrounds & Jefferson Downs. The horse he loved the most was “Capital Gang”. Michael was a big gambler and frequently travelled to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno, Santa Anita Derby & Kentucky Derby. He is proceeded in death by both his parents, Mother Joy Keelen Zuppardo and Father, Mike V. Zuppardo. Survived by his 4 brothers & 2 sisters, Brother, Darryl Zuppardo (Trish) Brother, Joseph Zuppardo (Trudy), Brother , Dwayne Zuppardo (Marilena) Sister, Gaynell Zuppardo (Cornell), Sister, Gina Zuppardo DeJesus,(Bobby), Brother Darren Zuppardo (Lisa). He was the Godfather to Marie Elizabeth Karmazin and Anthony “Tony” Caruso and survived by 4 Nieces 10 Nephews, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his Emotional Support Pet his beloved Amazon Yellow Nape Parrot “Charlie Bird”. Proceeded in death by his Brother in Law Cornell Martin, his sister in law Trish Zuppardo, his beloved animals, his Cat Mignon & his dog Belle. Michael is a huge animal lover and has a very big heart. He was extremely generous, highly intelligent and very witty. “Mike Z” loved to laugh and lived his life to its fullest everyday. He enjoyed being the hero, the problem solver, and taking care of his loved ones throughout his life. Mike Z never met a stranger and befriended everyone. He leaves behind 4 special women in his life, Terri Lubrano Snow, Brigiette Karmazin, Monique Lapara Hibbs, & Daphne Glindmyer. He is proceeded in death by his lifelong friends Phil Bagalman & Eileen Latter. Michael’s wishes were to be cremated and have a celebration of life service which will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124. Visitation is from 6:00pm -7:00pm, Service is 7:00pm-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to “Angels Touching Lives” will be greatly appreciated.”
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