Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries offers families in the New Orleans area unrivaled convenience, security, economy and serenity.

We have always been dedicated to remaining at the forefront of service to families, adapting to changing times and differing needs.

Our funeral home was built on the historic grounds of Metairie Cemetery in 1979, making our facility the first combined funeral home and cemetery in New Orleans. Now, we provide the convenience of all products and services in one beautiful, comfortable location. Families can choose from a wide range of options, traditional or nontraditional funeral services, ground burial, community mausoleum spaces, private family tombs, family copings, cremation and columbarium niches if they prefer cremation as a means of disposition. In addition, a full-service floral shop is located in the funeral home. We also offer the peace of mind of prearranging funeral services through The Simplicity Plan®. Our focus is on providing each family with personalized attention and a meaningful memorialization of their loved one and our professional, caring staff is available 24 hours a day.

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Renovated funeral home reopens, proud to serve your needs
After an exciting grand reopening celebration on Nov. 1, 2007, Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is now serving families better than ever in our beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art facility, offering the following convenient amenities: The Arrangement Center, adjacent to the Carillion Bell Tower, a specific area with eight individual conference rooms reserved to provide privacy and convenience for families making at-need, advance planning or pre-committal arrangements. The Enduring Memories® video recording system, offering families the ability to preserve priceless memories through recording favorite photos and stories on DVD as well as allow family and friends to record and save memories and messages about their loved ones. Meeting space with multimedia capabilities available to community organizations, by appointment. Wall-mounted televisions in seven of the nine visitation parlors and large screens that lower from the two chapel ceilings for presenting video tributes to loved ones during services. A forthcoming concierge program, offering families a new level of service and convenience. Families can get help with setting up various services such as travel arrangements, catering or receptions at banquet halls, photography and security services, just to name a few. The Care and Cremation Center, a separate state-of-the-art building on the cemetery grounds, that serves cremation and preparation needs when we receive your loved ones into our care. A gift shop where families can purchase flowers and other items.

Metairie Cemetery
Beautiful Metairie Cemetery was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1991. It was given this honor in recognition of its stature as the burial place of many famous people and the home to breathtaking aboveground family mausoleums, tombs and monuments. These magnificent memorials, made of marble, granite and brick, testify to the dignity and significance of all those who are buried there. The grounds of Metairie Cemetery originally held a race track that was quite popular in its heyday. The oval outline of the Metairie Race Course, built in 1838, can still be seen in the cemetery today. But the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction caused the race track to falter and on May 25, 1872, the land was converted into a cemetery, owned by the Metairie Cemetery Association. In 2003, Metairie Cemetery was named by as one of the ten best cemeteries due to its unique historical significance and beauty. At Lake Lawn Metairie, we have always taken great pride in the serenity and distinctive elegance of this very special place. This honor is a reflection of our deep commitment to preserve the memories of those entrusted to our care. Metairie Cemetery is the final resting place of numerous famous and revered people, including nine governors of the state of Louisiana; seven mayors of New Orleans; and three Confederate generals—including P.G.T. Beauregard and Richard "Dick" Taylor, son of U.S. President Zachary Taylor. Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America, was entombed here temporarily after his death in New Orleans in 1889. Louis Prima, the world-famous singer and entertainer, is also buried here.

Lake Lawn Park Cemetery and Mausoleum
The beautifully landscaped grounds of Lake Lawn Park Cemetery are located adjacent to Metairie Cemetery. Lake Lawn was established in 1949 and offers a variety of options for families, including ground burial spaces, family tombs and outdoor terrace mausoleums, and columbarium niches for cremated remains. A main feature of this serene space is the stately Lake Lawn Park community mausoleum. One of the first major community mausoleums to be built in New Orleans, Lake Lawn Park reflects the beauty and splendor of man's desire to memorialize those who have gone before him. It contains more than 31,000 crypts in a majestic building with fully carpeted corridors, mahogany paneling and peaceful lounge areas. Private and semiprivate rooms are finished in rich imported marbles and enhanced by detailed and colorful mosaic murals. Family spaces and columbarium niches range from elaborate to simple.

All Saints Mausoleum
All Saints Mausoleum is located next to Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, on the lovely grounds of Metairie Cemetery. It was dedicated on November 1, 1986—All Saints Day—as a joint venture with the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. Inside the magnificent, climate-controlled edifice, visitors will find numerous individually handcrafted stained-glass windows. The building also includes the stunning Queen of All Saints Court, a two-story atrium that blends lush greenery with the elegance of hardwood and marble, and the Court of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, another two-story atrium adorned with polished Italian marble, stained-glass, mosaics and an exclusively commissioned statue of Jesus. These areas are perfectly suited for peaceful reflection. We are additionally proud to announce construction plans for the beautiful Phase IV Development, for which preconstruction preneed discounts are now available.

Our Obituaries

Maxine D. Jackson

March 3, 1918 - October 1, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Lawrence Joseph Guichard

January 4, 1923 - September 30, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Lisa Anne Ricciardone

December 11, 1959 - September 30, 2014

Lisa Ricciardone, of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. She was born December 11th, 1959 in New Orleans to Myrna and the late Leroy Lessard. Lisa is survived by husband Jim, daughter Laura Ricciardone, sons, Joshua (Tania) Ricciardone and Anthony (Katie) Ricciardone. Lisa is further survived by two sisters, Debby (Terry) Laborde and Wendy (Luis) Tejeda. Lisa graduated...
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Elizabeth Woods

April 13, 1920 - September 30, 2014

Elizabeth “Betsy” Frith Woods, a former news journalist and public relations counselor, died September 30, 2014. Mrs. Woods was a general assignments reporter and feature writer for the Times Picayune and later an account executive with Scott Wilson and Associates, PR counselors. She is a former board member of the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, the Junior Philharmonic...
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Joseph David Wartt

May 6, 1925 - September 30, 2014

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Loyce Brownson Haag

April 1, 1929 - September 29, 2014

Loyce Brownson (Kitten) Haag passed away after a brief illness at East Jefferson General Hospital on September 29, 2014. Born in New Orleans to Adelbert Clifford Brownson and Lydia Victoria Clesi Brownson, she was educated in New Orleans public schools and attended Newcomb College and The Tulane School of Social Work. She was employed as a Welfare Visitor at the Louisiana Department of Public...
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Andrew Victor Petit

December 13, 1922 - September 29, 2014

Andrew Victor Petit passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Geraldine Cantrelle Petit.Andrew is survived by his children Geraldine P. Jackson (Elmer), Andrea P. Carter (Johnny) and Andrew Keith Petit (Cindy); grandchildren Reneé Heinz, Ross Eirich, Andrew M. Petit and Kimberly Fisher and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by...
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Grace Lambert Rossi

August 29, 1911 - September 29, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Dorothy Huber Lailheugue

September 5, 1928 - September 29, 2014

Dorothy Huber Lailheugue went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 29, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Robert W. Lailheugue Jr. Mother of Robert W. Lailheugue III. Mother-in-law of Debra A. Lailheugue. Grandmother of Kristi Lailheugue Dufrene and the late Robert W. Lailheugue IV (Robby). Great Grandmother of Stormy, Hope, Toran, and Donald. Great Great Grandmother of Kenleigh. Sister...
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Frank Joseph Corso, Jr.

August 14, 1941 - September 28, 2014

Frank Joseph Corso, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2014, at the age of 73. Frank is survived by his mother Marion Mendoza Corso McDonald; children Mark Corso, Laura Corso and Frank Corso III; siblings Marion C. Brockmeier, Joan C. Bennett, Lloyd J. Corso, Deborah C. Keel, Suzanne C. Cotter and David L. Corso; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and...
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Camille Mary Tramontan Plick

August 9, 1911 - September 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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John Joseph Bayham

February 27, 1924 - September 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Cynthia Ann Faciane

September 14, 1960 - September 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Joyce M. Famularo

June 4, 1927 - September 27, 2014

Joyce Mattel Famularo on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Age 87 years. Daughter of the late William B. Mattel and Emma Elizabeth Dick Mattel. Beloved wife of the late John Joseph Famularo. Mother of Dennis Famularo (Ellen), Vicki Messina (Mike) and Craig Famularo (Susan). Grandmother of Bryant Messina (Brittany), Cali Messina, Kelley Famularo, Kevin Famularo and Christina Famularo. Great...
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Shirley Giangrosso Wagner

July 9, 1930 - September 27, 2014

Shirley Giangrosso Wagner, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s residence on Saturday, September 27, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was 84 years old. Beloved wife of the late Charles Donald Wagner, Sr. Daughter of the late Angelo Francis Giangrosso and Hallie Boudoin Giangrosso. Loving mother of Donna W. Howard (Gary), Charles D. Wagner, Jr., William R. Wagner, and Gene F. Wagner ...
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Milton F. HILBERT, Jr.

June 20, 1922 - September 26, 2014

Milton Fortune Hilbert, Jr. died Friday, September 26, 2014 at the age of 92. He is preceded in death by his wife, Adabel Tricou (Adie) Hilbert to whom he had been married for 72 years. He was the father of four children, Milton F. Hilbert III (Chip), Clifford T. Hilbert, Donald L. Hilbert and Laurence Dan Hilbert.Mr. Hilbert graduated from Tulane University Chemical Engineering College where he...
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Anita Casadaban DeHarde

March 16, 1933 - September 26, 2014

Anita Rose Casadaban (Gahagan) DeHarde died peacefully on September 26, 2014 surrounded by her children. She was born on March 16, 1933 to the late Anita Rose Lassalle and Emile Reme’ Casadaban. Sister of Eugene Casadaban, the late Cyprian Casadaban, the late Marie Louise Casadaban Ahrens, the late John Casadaban, and the late Anna May Casadaban Margiotta. Wife of the late John DeHarde. ...
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Virginia Ricks Nick

June 9, 1925 - September 26, 2014

Virginia Ricks Nick, a lifelong resident of Metairie passed away on September 26, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Marcelin Nick, Jr. Daughter of the late Rose Tranchina Ricks and Charles August Ricks, Sr. Loving mother of Kenneth Stephen Nick (Leslie), Marcia Nick Blevens (Alexander) and Stephen Marcelin Nick. Sister of Gloria Carey, Charlotte Valatkavage and Charles Ricks,...
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Robert Orren Smith

July 29, 1922 - September 26, 2014

Robert Orren Smith, 92, of Jackson, MS, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Woldenberg Village in New Orleans, LA. For the past seven years he lived with his daughter and son-in-law in New Orleans. He was born in Jackson, MS on July 29, 1922. Mr. Smith was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII where he served his country as a B-26 co-pilot flying 29 missions over France and Germany. He...
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Gaston Henry Galjour

November 8, 1929 - September 25, 2014

Gaston Henry Galjour passed away on September 25, 2014 at 84 years old. He was born November 8, 1929 in New Orleans to Theoline (Marse) and Gaston Camille Galjour. He married Patricia Leche on August 26, 1950 and they just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. He was preceded in death by his three brothers Warren, Melvin, and Michael, his daughter Trisha, and his son Cris. Survivors include...
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Nancy Santos Geraci

June 1, 1956 - September 25, 2014

Nancy Santos Geraci passed away peacefully on September 25, 2014 at age 58 from cancer. She was the daughter of Ralph and Adalberta Santos and sister of Janette Holmes, Sylvia Britt (June), and Melvin Santos. Nancy was the beloved wife of Craig Geraci, Sr. for 34 remarkable years. Nancy will forever be remembered by her children Dorian Stone (Robert), Craig Geraci, Jr. (Megan), Dane Geraci, and...
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Lillian Moran Stalter

December 19, 1921 - September 25, 2014

Lillian Moran Stalter passed away at her home on Thursday, September 25, 2014. She was 92 years old. Daughter of the late Lillian Bellango Moran Schaefer and George Moran. Step daughter of the late Harold Schaefer. Beloved wife of the late Brewster George Stalter. Loving mother of Brewster George Stalter II, Mary Jo Schutte (Dr. Michael Schutte), Rowland B. Stalter (Michelle Marcotte Stalter...
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Kelley Albert Fauries

August 13, 1942 - September 24, 2014

Kelley Albert Fauries passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was 72 years old. Beloved husband for 52 years of Elaine Fell Fauries. Loving father of Kellie Fauries Ferlandy and Kristi Fauries Guillot (Steve). Proud grandfather of Jacie Ferlandy and Jared Guillot. Brother of Ethel McDaniel. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Paul Allen Atwood

April 11, 1925 - September 23, 2014

Paul Allen Atwood an owner of Atwood Plumming Company passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at age 89. Beloved husband of the late Rose May Atwood. Son of the late Arthur and Ethel Atwood. Loving father of Paula “Missy” Atwood and Pamela Atwood. Father-in-law of Darrell Bennett and Jared Faulk. Brother of the late John Arthur Atwood. Brother-in-law of Pearl Atwood. ...
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Yselda Mendoza Cortinas

June 9, 1921 - September 23, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Marian Dazet Lagarde

March 12, 1920 - September 23, 2014

Marian Dazet Lagarde passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the age of 94. Daughter of the late Louise and Maurice Dazet. Mother of Lynne Lagarde (Bob Stankus), Carole Dahmer (John), Susan Ackerman (Ronnie) and Marian Morris (Greg). Grandchildren: Greg, Brett, Stephanie, Jennifer, Ryan, Ben, Jody, Lauren, Tracy, Jamene and Jay. Also survived by 8 Great-Grandchildren.Relatives and friends...
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Ann Buddington

January 2, 1920 - September 22, 2014

Anna McGuire Buddington passed away peacefully at her home in Metairie, LA on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the age of 94. Anna was born in Napoleonville, LA and later moved to New Orleans. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas N. Buddington, her parents Henry W. McGuire and Mary Fiorenza McGuire and her sister, Tracy Mock. She is survived by loving family and friends.Anna attended...
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Rafael Anthony Escalante

April 12, 1916 - September 22, 2014

Rafael A. Escalante passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014, age 98 years. A native of Costa Rica and a longtime resident of the New Orleans area.Beloved son of the late Betsabe and Jose Escalante. Brother of Soledad Escalante. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME,...
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Emma Sevin

January 9, 1911 - September 22, 2014

Emma Noursey Sevin (“Nana Bird”) was 103 years young and died peacefully in her lifelong Bywater home on September 22, 2014. Nana Bird was the devoted wife of the late Percy J. Sevin and loving mother of Ronald C. Sevin, wife, Kristin L. Sevin. She was born on January 9, 1911 in a home on Jane Alley in New Orleans. Her parents, Edna Kearney and Peter Noursey, died when she was a...
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Theresa Fiorenza Palmisano

September 29, 1921 - September 22, 2014

Theresa Fiorenza Palmisano passed away peacefully on Monday, September 22, 2014 at nearly 93 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Palmisano III. Daughter of the late Angeline Tusa Fiorenza and Albert Fiorenza. She is survived by her sisters Rosalie F. Biggio and Audrey F. Bauer, also multiple nieces and nephews. She was a native of New Orleans and long term resident of Metairie. ...
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Josephine Ballanga

February 6, 1921 - September 22, 2014

Josephine Elodie Marse Ballanga of New Orleans passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, on September 22, 2014, at the age of 93. She left this world to join her beloved husband of 61 years, the late Joseph G. Ballanga Jr., in eternal life. Josephine is the cherished mother of JoAnn Crozat (Gary), and Rosemarie D’Antonio; grandmother of Sheila Mendoza (Tony), Amy D...
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Bernadette Cecile Murphy

April 21, 1923 - September 20, 2014

Bernadette Cecile Murphy passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. She was 91 years old. Bernadette was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil J. Murphy and Barbara Lillian Curry Murphy; sisters, Barbara Rizzo (Nick), Marie Nelson (Jack), Kathleen Garvey; and brother, Cecil J. Murphy, Jr.She is survived by three siblings, Patricia Garvey (Richard), James Murphy ...
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Mary Roniger Freese

August 29, 1935 - September 20, 2014

Mary Roniger Freese, born August 29, 1935 in New Orleans, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 19, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Florence Roniger, and her beloved husband, Gene Freese. She is survived by her children, Timothy Freese (Daphne), Terrence Freese (Gayle), and Amy Carter (Daniel); grandchildren, Allison, Jennifer,...
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Rita Mary Fitzpatrick Murray

November 15, 1917 - September 20, 2014

Rita Mary Fitzpatrick Murray entered into eternal life on Saturday September 20, 2014 at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late Alvin G. Murray Sr. and beloved mother of Margaret Murray Lyons (Michael), Timothy Murray (Vicky) and the late Alvin G. “Jerry” Murray Jr. (Charlene). She was a loving and devoted Grandmother to Erin, Shannon, Colleen, Lisa, and Shawn (deceased)...
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John William Howard III

March 12, 1987 - September 19, 2014

John W. Howard III, a tragic victim of a 4 wheeler accident, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the age of 27. He is survived by his fiancée Kasey Stein, his children Mallory and John “Jake” Howard IV, father John W. Howard, Jr., step-mother My Hua Howard, brother Lance Howard, grandmother Rose Johnson, aunts Sheryl Harvin and Debra Dunn, uncles Robert, Keith, and...
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Robert Watts

September 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Natalie Smith

April 17, 1933 - September 18, 2014

Natalie Vrbaskovich Smith went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 18, 2014, age 81. Beloved wife of the late Roy I. Smith. Mother of Vickie R. Pigott (Edwin), Marcel S. Rivas, Matthew G. Smith and Roy I. Smith, Jr. (Dusty). Sister of Goldie V. McClellan, Robert Vrbaskovich, George Vrbaskovich, Jr. and the late Sylvia V. Trepagnier. Grandmother of Troy, Trey and Travis Smith, Eric,...
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Leslie Roux Chetta

October 25, 1926 - September 18, 2014

Leslie Roux Chetta, age 87, died peacefully on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Daughter of the late Marcus and Lonella Roux. Beloved wife of the late Salvadore A. Chetta. Mother of Denise Chetta and Clay Chetta (Debra) and grandmother of Chloé Chetta and Eddie Sutherland. Sister of Marcus J. Roux, Jr., Raymond Roux, Gail Price and the late Edwin P. Roux, Jacquelyn Youngblood, Rene Roux...
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Emelia Crosby Gautreaux

October 1, 1926 - September 18, 2014

Emelia Crosby Gautreaux passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved wife for 62 years of the late Alvin H. Gautreaux. Daughter of the late Euphemia Bradbury Crosby and Alexie Crosby. Sister of the late Edna Roussel. Mother of Terrence M. Gautreaux (Shirley), and Melanie G. Hoover (Russell). Grandmother of Keith Michael (Shaleah), Jeffrey (Kat), and Elliott (Katie)...
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William Clifton Adams

December 8, 1925 - September 18, 2014

William Clifton Adams passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014. He was born December 8, 1925, to Lillian Beasley and Fred C. Adams in Bloomington, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Jane Viau Pic Adams; children Karen Sue Adams, Millicent Adams Cain, Robert William Adams, Julia Adams Kenny (Christopher); stepchildren Aubrey Pic (Jill), Avery Pic Swihart (Tim), Karen Pic McIntire (Ken),...
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John Richard Carter

September 21, 1934 - September 18, 2014

John Richard “Dick” Carter passed away September 18, at his home just short of his 80th birthday after a long and brave battle with Parkinsons. He is preceded in death by his parents, John H.,Jr. and Dorothy Carter and his sister, Janice Hero. Dick will be missed and held dear by his wife of many years, Barbara Laughlin, and his children, Julie Neill, Lisa Schneider and Stephen...
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Judith Hartley Costanza

March 19, 1944 - September 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Peter Gibbons Burke

August 16, 1934 - September 17, 2014

Peter David Michael Gibbons Burke passed peacefully to his eternal reward in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. He recently celebrated a joyful 80th birthday with family. Born August 16, 1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana to James Gibbons Burke and Mary Rose Shea Burke, he is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia “Ginger” Friedrichs Burke, his children: Peter D. M....
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Roberta A. Leininger

August 31, 1920 - September 17, 2014

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Harry Vinet

July 30, 1923 - September 16, 2014

Harry Vinet passed away on September 16, 2014 in Kenner, LA at age 91. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Donna May Vinet. Harry is survived by his five children, Diane V. Hasting (Bruce), Sonny Vinet (Connie), David Vinet (the late Dorothy), Timmy Vinet (Dolores) and Craig Vinet (Karen); and grandchildren B.J., Taryn, Shannon, Alyssa, Maddie, Emily, and Logan, and step grandchildren...
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Eleanor Wolfe

September 1, 1938 - September 14, 2014

Eleanor Lau Wolfe, born September 1, 1938, was received into the arms of Jesus at 76 years old, on September 14, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with many health issues including cancer. A lifelong resident of Kenner, "Mrs. Ellie", was a beacon of light, love, and faith to the world. Eleanor attended Sacred Heart of Jesus High School and Loyola University before marrying...
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Willie Pearl Reed Aucoin

August 19, 1920 - September 13, 2014

Pearl Reed Aucoin (Willie Pearl), on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the age 94, entered into her eternal home.She was born on August 19, 1920, to the late John Lemuel Reed and the late Lona Mae Rutland in Bogalusa, La. She also had four brothers that preceded her in death, Allen Reed (Myrtle), Edward Theodore Reed (Elsie), Jewett Reed (Grace), Mack Harold Reed (Helen); and one half-sister...
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Carmella Fernandez Robert

January 14, 1933 - September 13, 2014

Carmella Fernandez Robért, age 81, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 13, 2014. She was a native and a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Carmella was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 41 years, Lt. Col. Marc Lewis Robért, USAF, and endeared son, René J. Robért.Survived by her five sons, Marc L. Robért, II (Darlene), Robin P. Rob...
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Brandi Varnado Hoffman

May 7, 1974 - September 12, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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John Stewart Blouin

April 3, 1947 - September 12, 2014

John Stewart Blouin, born April 3, 1947, in New Orleans, LA, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents John Bruns Blouin and Mary Stewart Blouin, and his brother Joseph Ross Blouin. Survived by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Blouin. Beloved husband of Catherine Williamson Blouin and devoted father to Courtney Blouin Moss (Richard) and John Benjamin Blouin (Kayti)....
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Carmen Rios Brown

May 3, 1949 - September 12, 2014

Carmen Rios Brown, age 65 teenage sweetheart and wife for 45 years to Steffen Brown died of complications following surgery on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Ocshner Foundation Hospital.Carmen was a lifelong resident and lover of New Orleans. She was born on May 3, 1949 to the late Carmen and Hesiquio Garcia Rios. She was survived by her husband Steffen Brown, her daughters Jennifer Brown and...
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Concetta Battaglia Chierici

December 8, 1916 - September 12, 2014

Concetta (Tina) Battaglia Chierici, age 97, and a resident of Metairie, Louisiana for 50 years, a parishioner of St. Clement of Rome parish, earlier a resident of New Orleans, the city of her birth, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014. Daughter of the late Salvatore Battaglia and Marie Greco, wife of the late Eugenio (Giovanni) Chierici, beloved mother of Eugene S. Chierici, (Mary Lou),...
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Warren Charles Perkins

February 2, 1922 - September 12, 2014

Dr. Warren Perkins, Sr. passed away Friday September 12th, 2014 at the age of 92. An accomplished athlete, he was an Army veteran who served in WWII, and practiced podiatry in New Orleans for over 50 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Audrey Johnston Perkins, his four children, Dianne Butler, Warren Jr. (Barbara), Robert, and Joanne DeMoss (David), as well as his ten...
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Cosimo V. Matassa

April 13, 1926 - September 11, 2014

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Jimmie Paul Daigrepont

December 20, 1936 - September 11, 2014

Jimmie Paul Daigrepont, Sr., passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at age 77. Beloved husband of the late Elaine Labure Daigrepont. Son of the late Dennis Daigrepont and Marie Guillot Daigrepont.Father of Lisa Daigrepont Benoit, Amy Daigrepont Aveton and the late Cindy Louise Daigrepont and Jimmie Paul Daigrepont, Jr.Father-in-law of Todd Benoit and Joseph Aveton, III. Brother of...
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Marie Saizan Bassett

September 11, 1926 - September 11, 2014

Marie Bassett passed away on her 88th birthday, Thursday, September 11, 2014. Daughter of the late Tucon and Vivian Meade Saizan. Loving wife of the late William Bassett, Sr. Beloved mother of William Bassett, Jr. (Marti), Bruce Bassett (Eileen), and Brian Bassett (Judy). Sister of Pauline “Doodie” Billiot. Sister-in-law of JoAnne Brawner (Don). Grandmother of Lisa Marie Bennett...
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Gerard Joseph D'Aquin

April 5, 1924 - September 10, 2014

Gerard Joseph d’Aquin, a former steel worker for American Can Company, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Beloved husband of the late Shirley C. d’Aquin. Father of Linda D. Keir (Bill), Cheryl Ann Leggett (Hal), Gerard d’Aquin (Karen), John d’Aquin (Caroline) and Mickal d’Aquin. Son of the late Eva d’Avignon d’Aquin...
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Annette Pitcher Devlin

March 9, 1921 - September 10, 2014

Annette Pitcher Devlin died peacefully on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the age of 93. A native New Orleanian who resided in Kenner since 1964. Beloved wife of the late James J. Devlin, Sr. Mother of James J., Jr. (Verna), William F., John T. (Lee), Robert A. (the late Luca), and Annette D. Adams (Lee). Also survived by eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a brother Charles M....
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Emma Blanche Avettant Gulotta

December 21, 1919 - September 10, 2014

Emma “Blanche” Avettant Gulotta, age 94, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 9th to be reunited with her beloved husband, relatives, and friends who have gone before her. She lived a wonderful life and was a blessing to all who knew her. A devoted Catholic, she practiced her faith in all that she did, and will be forever remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great...
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Stanley Joseph Raymond

March 22, 1928 - September 9, 2014

Stanley J. Raymond, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, after a brief illness. Stanley was born March 22, 1928, in New Orleans, LA, to Joseph and Ethyl Raymond, and lived most of his life in St. Bernard Parish. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Rita Garrity Raymond. He is survived by his four children, Larry R. Raymond (wife, Anne) of Shreveport...
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Milton LeBlanc

August 8, 1929 - September 8, 2014

Milton Joseph LeBlanc, Sr. entered into eternal rest on September 8, 2014. Age 85 years. He was preceded in death by the love of his life his wife of 49 years Rose Slaydon LeBlanc and his son Michael LeBlanc. He served his country during the Korean War and was a NOPD motorcycle policeman from 1954-1963. He is loved and will be deeply missed by his son Milton J. LeBlanc, Jr. (Frances) and his...
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Jonathan Matthew O'Brien

May 25, 1982 - September 8, 2014

Jonathan Matthew O’Brien passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the age of 32. Loving husband of Stacey Roland O’Brien of Metairie. Beloved son of Kevin and Bonnie O’Brien of Pembroke Pines, Florida. Brother of Christopher O’Brien of Pembroke Pines, Florida. Son-in-law of Schulzie Roland of New Orleans. He is also survived by his two Godsons, and many cousins, aunts,...
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Rosalie Romano Restivo

August 26, 1928 - September 8, 2014

Rosalie Romano Restivo passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014, age 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Vincent Restivo, Jr. Mother of Gina Restivo Wright (Tom) and Lisa DeSalvo. Grandmother of Lindsey Lawson, Vinnie DeSalvo, and Olivia DeSalvo. Daughter of the late Anthony and Frances Marino Romano. One of the Founding Members of Green Briar Garden Club, Member of Country Club Home Gardeners...
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Linda Trahan White

June 16, 1946 - September 8, 2014

Linda Sue Trahan Wallis White of River Ridge, LA passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved wife of Lawrence White, Jr. Mother of William Wallis (Lisa Brosset) and Kevin Wallis (Wendy Wood). Daughter of the late Joseph V. Trahan and Agnes Bouwel Trahan. Sister of Joseph “Butsie” Trahan (Virginia), and the late Rodney A. Trahan, Sr. and David L. Trahan. She...
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Billie Milton Cox

August 16, 1955 - September 8, 2014

Billie Milton Cox Jr., a prominent figure in the graphics industry, founder of Cox Electronic Publishing and Sir Speedy Printing at 343 Carondelet, passed away on September 8, 2014 at Tulane University Hospital surrounded by loved ones.Billie was born in Springfield, IL and has been a resident of New Orleans since 1977. He served in the United States Air Force as an Airman First Class and...
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Dorothy Fabacher Figallo

December 13, 1922 - September 7, 2014

Dorothy “Dot” Fabacher Figallo passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Lawrence Figallo, Jr. Mother of Andrea “Andy” Figallo Grannan, Anthony Lawrence “Larry” Figallo III, and Raymond Joseph “Joey” Figallo (Sherron). Grandmother of Colleen Grannan Nunez (Trey), Jennifer Hudspeth (Michael), Beth...
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Suzanne Cunningham

August 26, 1944 - September 6, 2014

Suzanne Jenny Cunningham, a retired Office Manager for Crowley Shipping passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Beloved wife of Ross W. Cunningham. Daughter of the late Sarah “Sadie” Ricaud Brosig and August A. Brosig. Suzanne was a native of New Orleans and a graduate of Holy Angels Academy and a member of the Sweet Adelines and “Fannies”. Relatives and friends are...
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Joseph Walker Sullivan

January 5, 1934 - September 5, 2014

Joseph Walker Sullivan, Jr., beloved husband of Martha Lyle Lockett Sullivan, passed away at home on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Jan. 5, 1934, and lived his entire life in New Orleans. He was the son of the late Joseph Walker Sullivan and Anita Keenan Sullivan. Walker is survived by his son Gordon Keenan Sullivan; his daughter Ainslee...
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Josephine M. Pardys

March 29, 1922 - September 5, 2014

Josephine Mistretta Pardys passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, at the age of 92.Beloved wife of the late Morris H. Pardys. Daughter of the late Catherine Monteleone Mistretta and Camello Mistretta. Sister of Vita Mistretta Thibodaux and Roy Mistretta and the late Leon, Anthony, Frank, Emile and Steve Mistretta. Mother of JoAnn Ovino Tujague, Arthur Anthony Wehl and the late Robert Henry...
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Genevieve Lamoine Wadsworth

September 20, 1923 - September 4, 2014

Genevieve “Genny” Lamoine Wadsworth, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014, age 90. Daughter of the late Clarence Victor Wadsworth and Fannie Elizabeth Taylor Wadsworth. Sister of the late Vivian Antoinette Wadsworth Johnson. Also survived by numerous cousins, brother in law Edward S. Johnson (Helen) and special caretaker Donminic Davis.Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Alvin Spicuzza

February 5, 1950 - September 3, 2014

Alvin G. Spicuzza passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. A native of New Orleans, he attended St Alphonsus grade school, Redemptorist High School and graduated from Loyola University. He was married to Martha Callaway Spicuzza for 34 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter Tracie Spicuzza Bruno (Bryan), and granddaughter. He is preceded in death by his father Michael J....
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Alveretta J. Wall

January 26, 1920 - September 2, 2014

Alveretta “Alzie” Wall passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Virgil (Bud) Wall. Daughter of the late Earl Wattigny and Jaunette Toma Gray. Mother of Virgil Wall Jr., Jaunette Mascair, Terri Wall, and Brian Wall. Grandmother of Shannon Austin, Janell Mascair, Joseph Huse, James Wall, Jennifer Wall, Blaine Wall, Brandon Wall, Taylor Wall...
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Evelyn Julienne Caruso

September 5, 1923 - September 2, 2014

On September 2, 2014 Evelyn Julienne Clement Caruso entered eternal rest. She was 90 years old. Evelyn was the beloved wife of the late Henry Caruso and the daughter of the late Philip J. and Julienne Bernard Clement. Evelyn was the beloved mother of Margaret Caruso Golemi. She was also the much loved grandmother of Christian (Jennifer), Jared (Emmie) and Justin Golemi and great grandmother of...
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Antoinette Loria Roques

April 4, 1933 - September 2, 2014

Antoinette (Ann) Veronica Loria Roques, age 81, passed away on September 2, 2014 at Ochsner Hospital in Slidell after a brief illness. She was born on April 4, 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Constantine (Mickey) Roques Sr., her son Paul Frank Roques Sr., and her parents Frank and Catherine Lupo Loria Sr. She is survived by her children and their spouses;...
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Francis R. Abadie

February 4, 1928 - September 1, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Elizabeth Maught White

April 14, 1936 - September 1, 2014

Elizabeth Maught White – April 14, 1936 – September 1, 2014, daughter of Elizabeth Pearce Maught (dec) and Adrien Andrew Maught (dec), Betsy died at home surrounded by family. She attended Louise S. McGehee School and Newcomb College where she earned a BA and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Betsy loved everything about her hometown –...
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Francis Richard Abadie

February 4, 1928 - September 1, 2014

Dr. Francis Richard Abadie, age 86 and a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana for 24 years, earlier a resident of New Orleans, the city of his birth, passed away on September 1, 2014. He was the son of Philip and Nephia Abadie (deceased) and the brother of Merlin Abadie (deceased). Dr. Abadie was the husband of Louise Delort Abadie for 62 remarkable years. He was the father of Renée Durio,...
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Willis Houston Riviere

February 23, 1927 - August 31, 2014

Willis Houston Riviere passed away peacefully at his home on August 31, 2014, at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Lou Riviere, and his daughter, Patricia Riviere Hogan and her husband Frank. Willis is also preceded in death by his brother, Ward Eugene Riviere and sisters, Lois Riviere Sheehe and Elizabeth Riviere Ganucheau. Willis is survived by four...
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Andrew George Troyer

March 22, 1937 - August 31, 2014

Andrew G. “Andy” Troyer Jr., lovingly known as “Grumpy” by his grandchildren, was called to the Lord on Sunday August 31, 2014 at the age of 77. He was born in New Orleans on March 22, 1937. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia “Patti” Miller Troyer, his son Andrew G. “Drew” Troyer III (Arleen), his daughters Karen Troyer Caraway (Steve)...
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Doris Roth Herbert

June 16, 1922 - August 30, 2014

Doris June Roth Herbert, age 92 years, passed away in the Woodlands, Texas on Saturday, August 30, 2014. She was born June 16, 1922 in New Orleans to the late Emma Grote and Mansfield Alexander Roth, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Brynne Emmary H. Hebert, son-in-law, Randal Hebert, her son, Henry Andrew Herbert, Jr. and daughter-in-law Mona S. Herbert; three grandchildren, Lauren P. Ross,...
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William C. Nelson

March 27, 1922 - August 30, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Marie Riggio Mexic

April 14, 1932 - August 30, 2014

Marie “MaMe” Riggio Mexic passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at age 82. She was the beloved wife of the late David Mexic. MaMe will forever be remembered by her devoted brother Felix “Uncle” Riggio (Joan), beloved children Dale Mexic (Darla), Debbie Maenza (Vincent), and Darrell Mexic; treasured grandchildren Lisa Carbo (John), Vince Maenza (Lauren),...
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Robert Edward Taylor

January 16, 1992 - August 30, 2014

Robert Edward Taylor, III, beloved son of Robert E. Taylor, Jr., and Rita Ferrara, he was the jewel of his mom’s life, beloved brother of Thorin Taylor, beloved nephew of Frances Perniciaro and Joseph & Julie Ferrara, adored grandson of the late Natale J. Ferrara and Hilda Ferrara & Janis Dart House and cousin Kimberly & Jason Fontan & children, to Anthony Perniciaro,...
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Anner Mary Russell

November 2, 1931 - August 30, 2014

Anner Mary Russell, born November 2, 1931 in Lake Providence, LA, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Herman Russell, Sr., and great grandson Aarone Russell. She leaves to mourn her passing, children Robert Russell, Sr. (Karen), Herman Russell, Jr. (Beatrice), and Kim Russell-Variste (Carl), eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. ...
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Luis Fernando Maldonado

January 23, 1974 - August 29, 2014

Luis Fernando Maldonado, Jr passed away peacefully on Friday, August 29, 2014 at age 40. He was the beloved son of Aura Stella and Luis Fernando Maldonado, Sr. Loving father of Luis Fernando Maldonado, III. Beloved brother of Hector, Carlo, and Mario. Luis Fernando leaves behind many nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles, aunts and friends. He was a graduate of Saint Stanislaus College in Bay St....
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Rosemary Mertzweiller Smith

October 5, 1922 - August 29, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Camille LeBoeuf

December 15, 1942 - August 29, 2014

Camille Cardinale LeBoeuf, a retired Secretary at Grace King High School, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the age of 71 years. Beloved wife of Herman J. LeBoeuf Jr. Mother of Dawn LeBoeuf Snyder (husband George J. Snyder, Jr.) and Darin Joseph LeBoeuf (wife Dawn Bocklud LeBoeuf). Daughter of the late Anna Mae Juneau Cardinale and William Cardinale. Sister of Annette C. Marino and...
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Edward Wilhelm Christiansen

November 10, 1923 - August 28, 2014

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Wilhelm Christiansen, Jr., USAF, Retired, of Metairie, LA, passed away on Thursday, August 28th, 2014. He was 90. Born on November 10, 1923 in Savannah, GA, he attended Warren Easton High School and earned bachelor degrees from both Washburn University and the University of New Orleans. He married the former Helen Patricia Priest, and together they had three sons,...
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Marie Deutschmann Solares

May 5, 1928 - August 28, 2014

Marie Myrtle Solares, age 86, entered peacefully into heaven on Thursday, August 28, 2014. A 9th grade courtship led to a sixty two year marriage. Beloved wife of J.R. Solares for 62 years. Daughter of the late Richard Adolph Deutschmann and Marie Myrtle Lacoste Deutschmann. Loving mother of Ramona “Mona” M. Solares, Ramon R. Solares and Richard L. Solares.Mother-in-law of...
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Inez Boudreaux Black

June 18, 1917 - August 28, 2014

Inez Boudreaux Black entered into the loving arms of Our Lord on August 28, 2014. Age 97 years. She was born in New Orleans. She was the beloved daughter of the late Emma Chapman and Sidney Boudreaux.Inez graduated from St. Stephens High School and Charity Hospital School of Nursing. Fondly known as Boudie by her friends and colleagues, her passion was being a kind, caring, gentle and loving...
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William Henry Hulseberg

September 22, 1937 - August 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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George Anthony Aiavolasiti

September 28, 1932 - August 27, 2014

George Anthony Aiavolasiti passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 while on vacation in Destin, Florida, surrounded by his loving family. He was 81 years old.He was born in New Orleans to the late Kate Campora Aiavolasiti and Peter Aiavolasiti. He is survived by the love of his life, Geraldine K. Aiavolasiti, and his five children, Holly Caffarel (Michael), Pamela Aiavolasiti,...
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William Lamay

July 7, 1930 - August 27, 2014

William G. Lamay, Jr. went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Age 84 years. Husband of the late Linda Lamay. Son of the late Alma Andel and William G. Lamay, Sr. Brother of the late Lloyd G. Lamay, Sr. Uncle of Lloyd G. Lamay, Jr. and Peggy Branan. Brother in law of Joann Lamay.Mr. Lamay was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Army. He was proud of his service...
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Betty Jo Bullard

August 1, 1929 - August 27, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Francis Joseph Kleinpeter

October 14, 1918 - August 26, 2014

Francis Joseph “Junior” Kleinpeter, Jr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the age of 95. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Petry Kleinpeter. Loving and devoted father of Patricia K. Scairono (Tony), Barbara K. Tschirn (Stephen), and Joseph P. Kleinpeter. Grandfather of Karen T. Sablich (Jamie), Kevin P. Tschirn (Kristin), and Anthony J. Scairono (Jenna). ...
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Hassan Khaleghi

May 5, 1957 - August 25, 2014

The Owner of Flaming Torch Restaurant, Hassan Khaleghi passed away August 25, 2014 after battling a long illness. Hassan came to the United States in 1976 and attended the University of Alabama and obtained his Masters in Business. In 1989, Hassan moved to New Orleans and a love affair was born. Hassan began his career in the Hotel Business and in 1994 he opened his first restaurant. Hassan...
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Ellen McPhail Fant

January 4, 1924 - August 25, 2014

Ellen Louise McPhail Fant passed away at her residence on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Hollis Collum Fant. She attended Syracuse University and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She worked for Land-Polaroid training servicemen in interpreting reconnaissance photographs during WWII. Mrs. Fant also worked and retired from South Central Bell and was a...
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Lynn Burk Hughes, Jr.

September 26, 1944 - August 25, 2014

Lynn Burk Hughes, Jr. passed away at his home, on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 69. Beloved son of Beverly Dumestre Hughes Watts and the late Dr. Lynn Burk Hughes, Sr. Father of Lynn Burk Hughes III and Emily Hughes Holland. Grandfather of Hughes Kelleher and Roe Holland. Brother of Ann Hughes Faulk and Sherri Hughes Floyd. Preceded in death by his step-father, Curtis Watts.A...
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Gilbert Willis Smith

September 5, 1933 - August 24, 2014

Deacon Gilbert W. Smith, Jr., passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014. He was 80 years old. Beloved husband of almost 60 years of the late JoAnn Ropollo Smith. Beloved son of the late Gilbert W. Smith, Sr. and the late Katie Smith. Loving father of Gilbert J. Smith, Sr. (Cathy Mang Smith), Gregory J. Smith, Gary J. Smith (Cathy Breaux Smith), and Glenn J. Smith. Beloved brother of Gilda Smith...
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Donna Lea Monroe

September 2, 1942 - August 24, 2014

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their beloved mother… Donna L. Monroe died peacefully at home with her family by her side. She is survived by her four daughters, Debra Cordes (Eddie), Darla Toombs, Rhonda Vizzini (Danny), and Pamela Toombs. She is also survived by four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and her siblings Jack Monroe, Annis Monroe Barker,...
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