Carolyn O. Maggio was born April 23, 1941 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana and died on January 13, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Carolyn was a retired Louisiana pharmacist and held various positions with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana including Deputy Assistant Secretary.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Dee Maggio, Mandeville; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Raymond Gonzales, III, Madisonville; four grandchildren, Bailey Nicole Gonzales, Nicholas Bauner Gonzales; Kimberly Fehn-Weaver (Shane) and Kelly Perrier-Canas (David); one great-grandchild Kasey Canas; Sister and husband, Emily Eugenia and William Bond, Stoney Point; Brother and wife, David and Marilyn Oubre, Prairieville; Sister-in-law and husband, Diana and Jack Winston, Baton Rouge; Brother-in-law and wife, Michael and Emma Maggio, Pinehurst, North Carolina; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Waldron Ledmond Oubre and Emily Rivault Oubre; husband Nickie Charles Maggio and grandson Kurt Michael Maggio.
Carolyn graduated from Dutchtown High School in 1959 and Northeast Louisiana University Monroe, School of Pharmacy (formerly Northeast Louisiana State College School of Pharmacy) in 1963. While in pharmacy school she met her future husband, Nickie C. Maggio, also a pharmacy student. They were married on June 22, 1963 and made their home in Baton Rouge until 2007, when they moved to Ponchatoula to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Carolyn began her career as a pharmacist with Andrews Rexall Drugs. For over 33 years she worked for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals where she held numerous leadership positions primarily with the Medicaid Program. She was a member of Kappa Epsilon, the Capital City Pharmacists Association, the Louisiana Pharmacists Association and the American Pharmaceutical Association. Throughout her career she received many awards including Pharmacist of the Year from the Louisiana Pharmacists Association in which she was the first female to receive this award. Carolyn had a passion for genealogy and loved to garden, sew and cook. She was very active in the Catholic Church. In addition she enjoyed the annual family fishing trip to Grand Isle. She was an active member in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution and the US Daughters of 1812. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren as well as her many friends and family.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Bond, Robert Bond, Jeffrey Winston, Jason Winston, Charles Rivault, and Randy Myers. Visitation is at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, LA from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17th. The Mass of The Resurrection will be at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 601 North Oak Street, Hammond at 10:30a.m. on Wednesday, January 18th, celebrated by Rev. Cayet Mangiaracina. Mrs. Patricia Soniat and Dr. William Bond will be lectors. Kimberly Fehn-Weaver, Kelly Perrier-Canas, Bailey Gonzales and Nicholas Gonzales will serve as gift bearers. Interment follows in Rose Memorial Park Mausoleum, Hammond.
The family expresses its sincere appreciation to relatives and friends for their support and prayers as well as to the physicians, nurses and other staff of Ochsner Health System and St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
Carolyn’s guestbook can be viewed at www.harrymckneely.com