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Myra Collins Centanni
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1902
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1967
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Wife of dairyman Salvador F. "Sam" CENTANNI.
Known for collecting huge elaborate Christmas displays for her home at 4506 Canal Street in New Orleans, which attracted thousands of spectators every December. When she died at their New Years party on January 1, 1967, Sam turned out the lights she had displayed for 20 years. They were later refurbished and donated to City Park for all to enjoy. Her decorations are said to have survived Hurricane Katrina and belong to the City of New Orleans parks.

Myra and Sam had seven children. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Salvador F. Centanni (1898 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 29.98576, -90.11982
 
Created by: Sharon
Record added: May 21, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 130156205
Myra <i>Collins</i> Centanni
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Myra <i>Collins</i> Centanni
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Myra <i>Collins</i> Centanni
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