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

A meeting of Immigrant families was held and after much discussion, they agreed to form an association to purchase the 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. Ronnie Schillace, Vice President

Mr. Nicholas Camelo, Secretary – Treasurer


Mr. Robert Alfonso Mrs. Diane Camelo Mr. Nicholas Camelo Mr. Paul Collura
Mr. Salvador Faldetta Mr. Joseph Fiduccia Mr. Buddy Giannobile Mr. Philip Giannobile
Mr. Vincent Giannobile Jr. Mrs. Nadine Legarde Mr. Brandon Recotta Mr. Ronnie Schillace
Mr. Maurice Trippi Mr. Martin Varisco Jr. Mr. Michael Varisco

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

908 Western Avenue Hammond, LA 70401 phone (985) 345-5576 (2011)