Congetta Montalbano Sanford

  • Born: November 29, 1935
  • Died: June 21, 2020
  • Location: Tickfaw, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Congetta Montalbano Sanford, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at the age of 84. She was born on November 28, 1935, in Independence, Louisiana.

Congetta is survived by her son, Pat D. Sanford, Jr. (Joanie); daughters, Vickie Meades (Levern), Jackie Taylor (Richard), and Barbara Carter (Jack); sisters, Pauline Jorlando and Jennie Ross; grandchildren, Shelly Correjolles (Kevin), Patrick Jim Meades (Amber), Pat Sanford III (Kate), Tiffany Buttone (Eric), Angel Roe (Bobby), Lauren Todd (Matt), Karlyn Zarganas (Peter), Sammie Lacara (Darla), Cody Taylor (Blair), Daniel Pottersnyk, and Anthony Morgan; 23 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat Sanford, Sr.; parents, Vick and Mandy Montalbano; brothers, Gasper and Nick Montalbano; sisters, Virginia Giacone and Mary Crosby; granddaughter, Kristin Pottersynk; and great grandson, Blaine Scott Correjolles.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Wednesday, June 24th from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home - Hammond on Thursday, June 25th from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

A Funeral Service will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home - Hammond, on Thursday at 11:00 am.

Interment will follow at Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery in Pumpkin Center, Louisiana.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Barbara, I was so sorry to hear the news about your mother passing. I have been thinking of both you and Daniel.

Posted by Donna S Hodges - Albany, LA - Friend   June 25, 2020

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Gildra Mixon - Coworker   June 24, 2020

It is hard to tell someone goodbye and in Congettas case, even more so. She was always a sweet and helpful person, a delight to work with and involved in all things she loved. She will be missed by all who knew her. To her family I am praying that the Heavenly Father will bless you with the strength and comfort you will need.

Posted by Veronica Fannaly - Coworker   June 24, 2020

I'm sorry to hear of your sweet Mother's passing. I have many fond memories of Congetta while staying with you and spending many nights at your house. We enjoyed so much the times she came to Texas (to Mom's house) with you & LeVern. You, Pat, Jackie, & Barbara are blessed to have such a wonderful, loving Mother. I love you all, & my thoughts are with you.

Posted by Donna Tippit - Trinity, TX - Family   June 24, 2020

I am so very sorry for your lost. I loved your mother, she was always so kind to me. You are all part of my family. Sorry I haven't been in touch, but I live in Harahan now. I think of you all often and you're always in my prayers. God bless you and comfort all of you. Love to all, Katherine.

Posted by Katherine Jaeger(Corrente, Davis) - Harahan, LA - Family Friend   June 24, 2020

You, your sisters, and brother have been blessed with the love of such a wonderful mom. I pray for the Comforter to be with y'all during this sad time.
Love you my sweet friend ❤

Posted by Mary Ann Bardwell - Ponchatoula, LA - Friend   June 24, 2020

As long as I can remember...from the early 70's, she was always a "Saintly" woman who lived a Godly life. Never in my entire time of knowing her had she ever spoken an unkind or ugly word about anyone. If anything, she prayed for them. I have so many fond and precious memories of her. And her lasagna was awesome!!! My heart is heavy in that she is gone, but I am happy for her because I know she is rejoicing with the Angels in Heaven. Rest easy.. you will NEVER be forgotten!

Posted by Rosemary Bevere Mizell - Hammond, LA - Family   June 24, 2020

Vickie, I was so saddened to read of the passing of your Mother. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to and LaVern.

Posted by Brenda Johnson Dorsa - Euless, TX - Friend   June 24, 2020


I don't know if you remember me; you were my student worker at Southeastern many years ago. I am so sorry about the loss of your grandmother. I remember you talking abut her all the time. I never met her, but know that she was a wonderful person. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.


Posted by Judy Calmes - Independence, LA - Friend   June 23, 2020


Posted by ANN GAUTREAUX AIME - MAUREPAS, LA - Family   June 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Sweet woman. Loved working with her.

Posted by Lori Fresina - Ponchatoula, LA - Friend   June 23, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of such a sweet lady
She was always one of my favorite cousins

Posted by Tammy Nickens - Ponchatoula, LA - Family   June 23, 2020

Please accept our condolences on the loss of Ms Congetta. She was such a lovely person with a kind heart. Always full of love for family and friends alike.

Posted by Sammie and Karen Lacara - Denham Springs, LA - Family   June 22, 2020

My dear friend Barbara, My heart is broken for your loss. I am so sorry and I do hope your family can't lane together and get through everything. Praying for peace in your heart. Always here if you need me❤

Posted by Cheryl Addison - Robert, LA - Coworker   June 22, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Karen Ross - St Francisville, LA - Family   June 22, 2020

Aunt Congetta, I already miss your hugs and smile. I know you have place reserved in heaven with God and Jesus. Growing up I always looked forward to your crab-cakes and heavenly hash, and spending the night at your house.

Posted by bruce jorlando - Houston, TX - Family   June 22, 2020