Andrea Dietrich Pavone

  • Born: May 30, 1949
  • Died: July 26, 2020
  • Location: Ponchatoula, 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

Andrea "T.C." Dietrich Pavone passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at the age of 71. She was born on Monday, May 30, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Helen Foerster and the late Charles Dietrich. She spent most of her life in NO, where she married her husband of 52 years, John Pavone. They later resided in Laplace and Ponchatoula.

Above all her greatest joy was her family and grandchildren, "her kids" as she liked to call them. She earned her nickname Top Cat, or "T.C." pitching fastballs and it followed her for life. She had a passion for taking care of others and no one was beyond the reach of her generous spirit or her gentle stubbornness to have things done her way. She loved the city, chasing Mardi Gras parades, winning jackpots at casinos, finding a good bargain, and sharing a good meal. She worked many years in the flooring industry for Lehleitner and the Brandon Company, where she has a large extended family whom she cared for immensely.

Andrea is survived by her husband, John Pavone; son, Kevin Pavone; daughter Stephanie and son-in-law "Eddie Cooper"; grandchildren, Benjamin, Caroline, and Eli Cooper; sisters, Brenda (Raymond) Waguespack and Susan (Bobby) Vicknair; brothers, Charles (Marguerite), Paul (Ursula), twin Andrew "Booboo" (Peggy), and Wayne Dietrich; sisters-in-law, Catherine (Tony) Kinchen and Toni (Michael) Hoolihan, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many others who call her Aunt or MawMaw T.C.

In addition to her parents, Andrea is also preceded in death by her sister, Marlene (Lacey) Moore.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Pavone family invites you to share thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at

Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the Pavone and Dietrich families. My brother Frank and I grew up across the street from the Dietrich family and T. C., BooBoo and Wayne were our closest friends. Brenda told us ghost stories, taught us how to ride bikes and to dance. I have fond memories of us going to the Garden Theatre, Ortolanos for snowballs, ice cream from Mr. Mike. We all played picture cards, marbles, jacks, jump rope, wire ball and Not It! We had the greatest neighborhood ever. T. C. will always be part of that memory. Nick Compagno

Posted by Nicholas Compagno, Jr. - Kenner, LA - Neighbor   August 06, 2020

Sooooo sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and I enjoyed our conversations very much. May she rest in heaven!

Posted by Rebecca - Friend   August 04, 2020

Dear John, Stephanie and Kevin;
Please accept my sincere, heart felt sympathy for your loss.
T.C. was always kind, sweet and loving to me.
I met her through my late husband Angelo, whom I will love always.
My prayers and thoughts are forever with you.

Posted by Saundi Pavone-Casey - Metairie, LA - Family Friend   August 02, 2020

So sorry for your loss! Steph, your mom was always so generous, easy to talk to and fun to be around. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Stefanie Meric - Harahan, IN - Friend   July 29, 2020

John,Kevin,Stephanie and family, I'm so sorry to hear of TC's passing. Our thoughts and prayers for the family. She was one of a kind. "As your heart searches for strength,may it also find peace."❤

Posted by Stephanie Hebert Catoir - Metairie, LA - Family Friend   July 28, 2020

I am very sorry to learn about the passing of Andrea. My thoughts & prayers will be with the entire Pavone family. It has been years since Andrea & I worked together at Lehleitner. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Linda McPhate - Harahan, LA - Coworker   July 28, 2020