Retired New Orleans Municipal Court Judge Joseph R. Bossetta, 84, died Thursday, September 15, 2011. After being admitted to the bar in 1950, Judge Bossetta practiced law with his father. He served in the state Legislature as an Administration Floor Leader under Governor Earl K. Long and served as Chief Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans for four years. He began as a judge on New Orleans Municipal Court in June, 1963, and served there until his retirement in December, 1986. A combat veteran of World War II, Bossetta served with the United States Marine Corps on the islands of Roi, Namur, Saipan, Tinain, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the initial occupation of Japan, retiring with the rank of major.