Nov. 19, 2020

Lifelong Natchitoches resident Edna Mae LaCaze Cardino passed away at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in the early morning of Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

Edna graduated from Natchitoches High School in 1962. She retired after 30 years of service with the Natchitoches Parish School System.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing and working jigsaw puzzles. She loved her pet Boston Terrier, Gus, who was her constant companion, and she enjoyed taking long rides in the country with the love of her life, her husband of 58 years, Freddie Cardino. She adored her grandchildren and took special delight in visiting them and hearing about their lives.

Preceding Edna in death are her parents, Mary Christine Moreau LaCaze and Carroll Ray LaCaze; her husband, Freddie Cardino; and her siblings, Felix LaCaze and Betty Jo LaCaze Wallace.

She is survived by Monique Cardino Snowden and husband Michael Fraser Snowden of Marietta, Ga.; Freddie Ray Cardino and wife Elizabeth D. Cardino of Natchitoches; her sisters, Nina LaCaze Kay and husband Kenneth of Robeline and Lawana Rae LaCaze Groth and husband Larry Groth of Longview, Texas; and three grandchildren, Joey Brown, Freddie Ray Cardino Jr. and Madison Elizabeth Snowden.

Graveside services for the family were at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Natchez Monday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m.

Pallbearers were Freddie Ray Cardino Jr., Cory LaCaze, Travis Speed, Joey Brown and Aaron Odom.

Edna’s family wishes to thank Hospice of Natchitoches who cared for her during her final days.

Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home