In 1926, the Sicilian community in Hammond was saddened when an immigrant child died from diptheria.  At the time, there were no provisions for her burial and this created a challenge.

A meeting of families was held and after much discussion, they agreed to form an association to purchase land from a local family for use as a cemetery.

The cemetery is now known as Rose Memorial Park Cemetery in remembrance of “Rose” the immigrant whose death prompted the formation and purchase of the cemetery.


Mr. Salvador Faldetta, President

Mr. Michael Varisco, Vice President

Mrs. Nadine Legarde, Secretary

Mr. Robert Alfonso              Mrs. Diane Camelo           Mr. Nicholas Camelo          Mr. Paul Collura
Mr. Joseph Fiduccia          Mr. Buddy Giannobile       Mr. Philip Giannobile Mr. Vincent Giannobile Jr.
Mr. Brandon Recotta          Mr. Ronnie Schillace, Emeritus Mr. Maurice Trippi
Mr. Martin Varisco Jr.
Mr. Richard Burton         Mrs. Ann Recotta


We are eternally grateful for the following men who have served our association:

Mr. Vito Graziano 1927 – 1935

Mr. Vito Giannobile 1946 – 1951

Mr. Joseph Varisco 1956 – 1985

Mr. Anthony Mele 1985 – 1988

Mr. Salvador Faldetta 1988 – 2010, Emeritus, 2016 – Current

Mr. Guy Recotta 2010 – 2016

1963 Musoleum Phase I Dedication

1963 Mausoleum Phase I



908 Western Avenue Hammond, LA 70401 phone (985) 345-5576 (2018)