Rita’s brother, the Very Reverend Dean Danos, V.F. officiated the Mass.
Buddy and Rita have four children, Tammy Balliviero (deceased), Chris and wife Vanessa, Randy and Todd and wife Merialee.
They have 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Buddy is retired from Monsanto Company with 34 years. He is presently working at St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation.