Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 28, 2012

Emmett Barreca, 56, died as the result of an accident on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. He was a retired Supervisor with Homeland Security, the Kenner Police Department and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was a lifetime member of the Norco Area Volunteer Fire Department, Knights of Columbus Red Church Council 3634, Fourth Degree Archbishop Blenk Assembly Number 318 and Blue Knights Louisiana XII. He also was a graduate of Destrehan High School and Delgado College with honors.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years, Barbara Smith Barreca, and loving daughter, Laurie and the late James Barreca. He was the son of the late Thomas Barreca Sr. and Frances McKnight, brother of Clara Perret (Tony), Thomas “Tommy” (Denise) Barreca Jr., Ida and Frances Barreca, the late Sal Barreca and the late Emile Barreca. Other relatives include father-in-law, James Smith, mother-in-law, Bessie Smith, sister-in-law, Sandra Hill (Craig), and brother-in-law, Jim Smith. He is also survived by best friends, Joe and Jeanette Ledet, countless nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norco. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon at the church with Fr. Terry Becnel and Fr. John Marse officiating. Burial will follow at St. Charles Mausoleum in Destrehan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First National Bank, Emmett and James Barreca Tragedy Fund, 590 Apple St., Norco, LA 70079.

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Arrangements are under the direction of H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco.