City of Donaldsonville mourns passing of Councilman Emile Spano


It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Donaldsonville Councilman Emile Spano.

Due to his unexpected passing, the Donaldsonville Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 has been postponed to Tuesday, May 31 at 6 p.m.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Spano's family and friends.

A native and resident of Donaldsonville, he passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 68.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, he was retired from the Ascension Parish Assessor's office after 23 years of service.

He was serving as the the District 5 Councilman for the City of Donaldsonville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Help Restore the Convent c/o Ascension Catholic School, 311 St. Vincent St. Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Visitation will be at Ourso Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 24 from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday, May 25 from 8-10:30 a.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 25 at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Chuch co-celebrated by Rev. Phil Spano and Rev. Paul Yi at 11 a.m. Entombment to follow in the church mausoleum.