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

David Stanley Middleton

March 12, 1957 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Dolores Dufaut Early

January 17, 1926 - September 23, 2017

Dolores Dufaut Early, 91, passed away on September 23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.She is preceded in death by her parents, Emile and Lena Dufaut; husband, Albert R. Early; brothers, Bertrand E. Dufour, Jules Dufaut and Matthew J. Dufaut; sisters, Victoria Dufaut and Lucille D. Parker, her adoptive mother, Dianne Rothschild and her beloved show poodle, Neghi.She is survived by her nieces,...
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Beverly B. Estes

August 28, 1930 - September 23, 2017

Beverly B. Estes passed away at her home on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife for 50 years of the late David A. Estes, Sr.; loving mother of Dottie Taylor (Trent), David A. Estes, Jr. (Dee Dee), and Lynne Sprick (Phil); grandmother of Jameson Taylor (Natalie), Mallory Ryan (Tommy), Emily Rogers, Jordan Estes (Sara), Madeline Estes, Hannah Sprick, and Molly...
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Don A. Powell

September 1, 1944 - September 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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John Andrew Gereighty

August 10, 1931 - September 22, 2017

John Andrew Gereighty, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband for 58 years of Mary Matto Gereighty; loving father of Patricia G. Hunt (Michael), Mary G. Knepper (Terry), and John A. Gereighty III; grandfather of Rebecca, Grace, and Claire Hunt, John Riley, Brennan, and Caroline Knepper; brother of William Gereighty, Gerald...
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Wilfred Emile Rivet

June 18, 1929 - September 21, 2017

Wilfred E. Rivet, Jr., passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born on June 18, 1929, and was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Alcee Fortier High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University. He was a banking executive who spent most of his professional career at Commonwealth Savings and Loan in downtown New Orleans. He is survived...
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Andrew H. FRANZO

February 5, 1932 - September 21, 2017

Andrew Henry Franzo Sr., age 85, peacefully passed on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at his home in Slidell, Louisiana. Born in Brooklyn, New York was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and Henry Franzo, sister, Mae Baldwin, and surviving brother, Richard. He left behind his beloved wife Phyllis Franzo of 65 years, three children Andrew Jr., (Nancy), Richard, (Linda) and Lori Ann, (Patrice)...
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Paul Bernard Drouant

March 5, 1943 - September 21, 2017

The life of Paul Bernard Drouant Jr. will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. He passed away at the age of 74 on September 21, 2017 at his home in Slidell.He is survived by his son, Paul B Drouant lll, of Slidell, his daughters, Lauri Drouant Smith (Gordon) of Ponchatoula, and Angie Drouant Dugas (Michael) of...
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Minnie Jordan Lovett

November 16, 1926 - September 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Eldred Sorrell Lanier

September 9, 1941 - September 21, 2017

Eldred Sorrell Lanier, Jr. passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the age of 76. He was born September 9, 1941, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Eldred Sorrell Lanier, Sr. and Elizabeth Grubbs Lanier.Mr. Lanier served in the U.S. Marines. He received his BA from the University of Alabama and a Masters in Civil Engineering from Tulane University. He was the founder and CEO of Lanier &...
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Robert Brown

January 23, 1931 - September 20, 2017

Robert “Bob” Brown, also known as “Bobby” and, in later years, “Coach,” died peacefully of kidney disease on September 20, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. He was 86 years old.Bob was born January 23, 1931, in Shreveport, LA, the seventh of eight children born to Jesse McConnell Brown and Martha Isabelle Brown (nee Holladay). The couple had moved to Shreveport from...
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Dorothy Martin Smith

November 16, 1921 - September 20, 2017

Dorothy Martin Smith (Dot) born on November 16th, 1921 passed away peacefully Wednesday September 20, 2017 at age of 95. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, Agnew (Smitty) E. Smith. Daughter of the late Horace and Myra Martin, sister of the late Horace, Jr and John Edward Martin. Known to many as Mawmaw and Aunt Dot, she leaves to cherish her memory William...
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Donald Bernard Schell

April 22, 1923 - September 20, 2017

Donald Bernard Schell, retired owner of Schell Co. Inc. died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:50 in the morning. He was 94 years old. Mr. Schell was born in Kenner, Louisiana and has been a resident of New Orleans for 82 years. He attended Alceé Fortier High School and graduated from Tulane University. He was a member of the Tulane baseball team in the years of 1942, 1943, and 1947. He...
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Olga Tercero Guillot

March 21, 1923 - September 19, 2017

Mrs. Olga Maria Tercero Guillot, 94 yrs old went to be with her Heavenly Father on September 19, 2017. She was born in Granada, Nicaragua and lived in New Orleans, La., She was recently living in Lexington, Ky. She was the wife of the late Jesse Simeon Guillot and mother of the late Lawrence James Guillot, both of New Orleans, La. She is survived by her son, Brian Francis Guillot (wife, Diane...
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Llewellyn Schexnayder Muhamad

March 21, 1948 - September 18, 2017

Llewellyn was called to be with our Lord on September 18, 2017 at the age of 69. A native of Lucy, LA and a resident of Memphis, TN. Preceded in death by his father, Leonard Schexnayder, Sr. Survived by his wife, Shurkriyyah Aquill, his sons, Khalif (Tenisha) and Llewellyn Jr (Towonda); daughters, Lourdes, Khadijah (Emanuel) Marsh, Deidra and Patricia (Jeff) Turner, step-children Hanniyah (Ron)...
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Kathleen Berger Williams

April 7, 1920 - September 18, 2017

Kathleen B. Williams, 97, passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 18, 2017.She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Williams; companion, Max Newsom; grandson, Ronald A. Williams II and four brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Ronald A. Williams (Sandra), grandson, Shawn E. Williams (Leslie).
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Patrick Dennis Crawford

November 2, 1954 - September 17, 2017

Patrick Dennis Crawford passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the age of 62. Mr. Crawford was born on November 2, 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beloved husband of 41 years to Susan Carambat Crawford. Son of Alma Heikamp Crawford and the late John Dee Crawford. Loving father of Christian Patrick Crawford and Cody Payne Crawford. Adoring Grandfather of Beau Louis Crawford, Caroline...
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Perry John Booth III

July 28, 1943 - September 17, 2017

PERRY JOHN BOOTH III, DDS, age 74, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Born in Norfolk VA, July 28, 1943. Loving companion for 26 years of Dale Tschirn Drolla. Son of Dr. Perry John Booth, Jr., deceased and Ruth Van Geffen Booth, deceased. Former husband of Karen Occhipinti Booth. Father of Joseph John Booth, deceased. Survived by Perry John Booth, IV, Michael Anthony Booth, wife Kimberly...
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Rosita Ebanks Shields

November 14, 1932 - September 17, 2017

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Rosita Ebanks Shields passed away at the age of 84, surrounded by her loving children and family. She was welcomed into the gates of Heaven by her parents, Willard Charles Ebanks and Sophia Espejel Ebanks, and her adoring husband of nearly 60 years, William T. Shields, Jr. and her brother Charles (Blue) Ebanks. Rosita is survived by her 6 devoted children: David...
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John Richmond Foto

November 8, 1937 - September 16, 2017

John Richmond Foto, beloved husband, father, and grandfather went home to his Creator on the 16th day of Sept. He was 79 years old. His wife, Merion, was his faithful companion for 52 years. Four children include Nancy Foto Selser (David), Jacob Foto (Michelle), Charlene Foto Thompson (Tommy) and Kathleen Foto Trotter (Daniel). 8 grandchildren: Rachel Cuccia, Ashley Cuccia, Tyler Trotter,...
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JoAnn Keller Ecuyer

March 19, 1948 - September 16, 2017

JoAnn Keller Ecuyer, 69, passed away on September 16, 2017.She is preceded in death by her father, Cornelius Keller, Jr. and her first husband, George Meadows.She is survived by her husband, Richard Ecuyer; mother, Grace Hymel Keller; sister, Connie Keller Owens; brother, Cornelius Michael Keller, III (Pam); brother, Gerald Keller; Michelle Keller Harper (Robert); three nieces along with their...
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Marie Shirer McClure

February 15, 1925 - September 15, 2017

Marie Shirer McClure died on September 15, 2017 of natural causes at Our Lady of Wisdom Nursing Facility. She was 92. Wife of the late Leo J. McClure. Daughter of the late Irwin N. Shirer, Sr. and the late Emily Harris Shirer. Mrs. McClure, a retired employee of Freeport McMoran, was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for many years. She graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High...
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Louis Victor De la Vergne

September 21, 1938 - September 15, 2017

Louis Victor de la Vergne, attorney, died September 15, 2017, in New Orleans following a brief illness, during which time he was cared for by his devoted friend, Anna Swadling, and his cousins Paulette de la Vergne Stewart (Mrs. Frank) and Robert L. Ménard. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. de la Vergne and Marcelle Ménard de la Vergne, he is survived by two brothers, as...
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Joan Sullivan Coleman

May 20, 1935 - September 14, 2017

Joan Sullivan Coleman passed away on September 14, 2017. She was born on May 20, 1935. A native of Revere, MA, Joan resided in the New Orleans area for the last 46 years. Before retiring, she served as a nursing home administrator at Maison Hospitaliere, and St. Margaret’s Daughters’ in New Orleans and Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Opelousas, LA. She was active in the Irish community...
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Rose Rita Chrissoverges

July 5, 1935 - September 13, 2017

Rose Rita Chrissoverges passed away on September 13, 2017, at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Ernest P. Chrissoverges. Stepmother of Marianna Giamalis, and Charles and Peter Chrissoverges; and cherished Aunt to many nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly. She was a retired employee of Whitney Bank. She will be remembered for her dedication to the St. Joseph’s Altar Society at...
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Hilda Schexnayder Schiro

May 4, 1922 - September 13, 2017

Hilda Marie Schexnayder Schiro passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born on May 4, 1922 in Garyville, LA to Lydia Lambert and Maurice Schexnayder. Beloved wife of the late Anthony (“Tony”) V. Schiro for 71 years. Mother of Jean McCoy (the late John McCoy) and Glenn Schiro (Kathy). Grandmother of Kevin Lauricella (Christina) and Jeffrey Schiro ...
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Beverly V. Michaelis

March 26, 1925 - September 13, 2017

On the morning of September 13, 2017, our beloved, wonderful mother and “Memere” peacefully went to heaven. We now have a special angel to watch over us forever.“Miss Betty” was a devoted and loving wife to the late William August Michaelis, Jr. Mother of Kay “Missy” Michaelis Taylor (Barry) and Dr. William August Michaelis, III. (Leslie) and adored by her...
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Marjorie P. Belou

November 20, 1925 - September 12, 2017

Marjorie Persac Belou passed away on September 12, 2017, at the age of 91. She was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the late Alfred A. and Martha Genevieve Persac. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, William S. Belou. She is survived by her children, William S. Belou III, Martha B. Allen (David), Nelson L. Belou (Linda), Terence M. Belou (Mary), and Elaine B. Solari (Thomas), and...
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Joseph A. Thibodeaux

April 30, 1930 - September 12, 2017

Joseph A. Thibodeaux, age 87, died at his home in Kenner, Louisiana on September, 12 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Vita Mistretta Thibodeaux; four children, Vicky T. Patania, Linda T. Roig, Thomas A. Thibodeaux and Vita T. Elmer. He is also survived by his 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his parents, Abbie Thibodeaux and Elizabeth...
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Gloria Zatarain Landry

October 6, 1924 - September 12, 2017

Gloria Zatarain Landry born October 6, 1924 passed away on September 12, 2017. Wife of the late J. Durel Landry, M.D., daughter of the late Edna Hawkins Zatarain Oertling, step-daughter of the late Henry Grotham Oertling, sister of the late Jules F. Zatarain, aunt of the late Judith Greer (Jack), step-mother of Margaret (Peggie) Landry Brown (Jack) of Lacombe, LA, cousin of Harry (Boo) Hawkins ...
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Rose Marie Barras

October 19, 1937 - September 11, 2017

Rose Marie Macaluso Barras, formerly of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away on September 11, 2017 in Peachtree City, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Salvador and Rose Marie (Monteleone) Macaluso. She graduated from Dominican High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Loyola University in New Orleans. She taught in the Catholic school system for over...
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Dorothy Fox Dunham

January 21, 1927 - September 11, 2017

Dorothy Fox Dunham passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the age of 90.She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years William J. Dunham; daughter Rosemary Dunham Arriaga (Moises); grandchildren Rebecca, Moi and Toby Arriaga as well as cherished nieces and nephews. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents Charles Richard Fox and Yvonne Bertel Fox; twin sister Rosemary Fox Scullin.She...
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Betty Jane Frederic Phillips

June 20, 1928 - September 11, 2017

Betty Jane Frederic Phillips returned to the Lord’s home on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the age of 89. Born June 20, 1928, in Baton Rouge, LA to the late Elmo Anicee and Laura Lee Schexnailder Frederic, she is preceded in death by her sister, Laura Lee Frederic Harty, grandchild, Brian Jacob Phillips, and nephew, Rice Harty.Betty is survived by her loving children, John Kenneth Phillips,...
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Lloyd Zeller

December 12, 1958 - September 11, 2017

Lloyd J. Zeller, Jr. passed away on September 11, 2017. Lloyd was born on December 12, 1958. He was preceded in death by his father Lloyd Zeller, Sr. and 2 siblings. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 32 years, Rhonda Hyde Zeller, his mother Harriet D. Zeller, his children Nicholas (Elisabeth), Stephanie and Christie Zeller and 5 siblings. He is also survived by Ralph, Marilyn and Sherri Hyde....
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Robert Clarence Villio

July 25, 1936 - September 10, 2017

Music is a part of our lives from the moment we enter the world until the moment we leave it. An avid listener of "Big Band" music and a musician in his own right, Robert C. Villio died peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was 81 years young. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Clarence Jules Villio and Grace Montelepre...
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Shirley Couget Babineaux

August 22, 1935 - September 10, 2017

Shirley Couget Babineaux entered into her eternal rest at the age of 82, the morning of September 10, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Nolan Joseph Babineaux. Beloved mother of Brett Marcel Babineaux, Beth Babineaux Loewe (Michael), and Chantal Babineaux Hagood (Brad). Beloved grandmother of Patrick Hagood, Madison Loewe, Ethan Loewe, Parker Hagood, and Payton Hagood. Sister of Gloria Gagliano ...
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Delsena Lutz Wiegel

November 28, 1927 - September 9, 2017

Delsena “Dusty” Lee Payton Lutz Wiegel was born on November 28th, 1927 and passed away on September 9th, 2017 at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by a loving and devoted husband, Harry E. Wiegel Jr. by second marriage and the late George W. Lutz by first marriage. Beloved mother of Carol L. Hocke, Steven D. Lutz, the late Timothy W. Lutz, Kathleen G. Edwards and stepmother of...
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Richard Sheldon Meek

February 22, 1925 - September 9, 2017

Richard Sheldon Meek, age 92, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite Resseguet Meek; father of Betty Meek Giandelone (Michael Comar) and Richard S. Meek, Jr.; grandfather of Eric John Giandelone (Alexandra Smith) and Brian Richard Giandelone (Katie Vance); great-grandfather of Samantha Giandelone and brother of Sue Meek Beckert. Son of the late Harold...
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Manuel Vazquez

February 13, 1920 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Frances Merkl Colvin Welden

May 17, 1921 - September 8, 2017

Frances Colvin Welden, 96, died in New Orleans on Friday, Sept. 8 after a brief illness. She was known and loved for many years as the “Butterfly Lady” of uptown New Orleans, bringing her love of butterflies and caterpillars to children in the area’s elementary schools as well as to adult friends and neighbors. She was instrumental in the creation of the Butterfly Walk at City...
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Nellie Jo Collins Leveque

November 24, 1949 - September 7, 2017

Nellie Jo Collins Leveque peacefully passed away in her home after a lengthy illness. Born on November 24th, 1949, and a native of Covington, Louisiana. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Helen Collins.Nell was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Harry Farewell Leveque Jr. for 39 years. Devoted step mother of Renee L. Alterman (Henry), Vaunne Leveque (Bob Grundy), Linda L. Gralton (Bill),...
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Michael Lynn Schiro

September 20, 1964 - September 7, 2017

Michael Lynn Schiro, a longtime resident of Metairie, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at the age of 52. Beloved son of Vincent “Buddy” J. Schiro and the late June Johnson Schiro. Loving brother of Vincent J. Schiro II, Nicholas A. “Nick” Schiro and the late Ricky Schiro. Uncle to Elizabeth Schiro and Vincent J. Schiro III. He will be sadly missed by all those...
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Clifton C. Williams

April 9, 1935 - September 6, 2017

Clifton C. “Diddy” Williams, passed away on September 6, 2017, at the age of 82. Clifton was born in Wilmington, NC on April 9, 1935; beloved son of the late Joseph Earl Williams, Sr. and Louise Montford Rooks.Clifton retired from the US Coast Guard after 22 years of service; after serving with the military, he worked for the Hilton Corporation for 20 years until he retired. After...
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Lois Helfrich Hellmers

August 8, 1929 - September 6, 2017

Lois Helfrich Hellmers died on Tuesday, September 6th in Metairie, Louisiana at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Hellmers Sr.; parents, Lois F. Helfrich and Rev. Louis J. Helfrich; brother, George Helfrich. She was very active in her church, St. Paul Lutheran, where she was a member of the choir and belonged to various women’s organizations. Lois was a...
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Modesta Thompson Marsalone

October 24, 1930 - September 5, 2017

Modesta Thompson Marsalone, 86, died peacefully at Our Lady of Wisdom, on Tuesday September 5, 2017. She was born October 24, 1930, in New Orleans, LA. She and her beloved husband Angelo successfully owned and operated Crasto Glass and later A&M Glass. They enjoyed a full circle of business and lovely personal friendships. And these are a few of her favorite things - her love of music,...
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Irma Marie Stiegler

June 29, 1921 - September 5, 2017

Irma Marie Stiegler, a WDSU-TV employee for almost four decades who served as a model of how to live life to its fullest, passed away peacefully at her Uptown home on September 5th. She was 96. Irma, who was affectionately known as Toodie, worked as executive secretary to several general managers at WDSU. With her pleasant voice and beguiling smile, she managed her duties with an innate...
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Roger Joseph Barba

March 3, 1957 - September 5, 2017

Roger Joseph Barba III on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Age 60 years. Beloved son of Sharon Crouse Barba and Roger Joseph Barba, Jr. Father of R.J. Barba IV and Jeffrey Wayne Barba. Brother of Stephen Michael Barba (Pam) and Donald Louis Barba (Sandra). Uncle of Michael Barba, Jonathan Barba, D. J. Barba, Hayden Songy (Lizzie), Abby Songy, Grace Songy, Gavin Pankey, and Luke Pankey. Former husband...
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Mary Anselmo Catalanotto

May 28, 1921 - September 5, 2017

Mary Anselmo Catalanotto passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 96.Daughter of the late Frank and Eleanor Ragusa Anselmo; beloved wife of the late Frank Catalanotto, Sr., for 62 years; Mother of Mary Louise Catalanotto Spain, Steven, Frank, Jr., Vincent, Sr., and Anthony, Sr. Catalanotto and Leonora Catalanotto Barreca; Mother-in-law of Katherine Ann Little Catalanotto, JoAnn Riggs...
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John Harold Gissel

February 19, 1925 - September 4, 2017

John Harold Gissel passed away on September 04, 2017 at the age of 92 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Jeanne Lily Gissel, he is survived by daughter, Janis Gissel Letourneau; Son in law, John Godfrey; Grandchildren, Phillip Letourneau (Kelly) and Michael Letourneau (Beth). John retired from Northrop Grumman in Los Angeles as lead engineer...
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Carolyn Atkinson Bienvenu

January 9, 1914 - September 4, 2017

Carolyn Atkinson Bienvenu, age 103, born New Orleans on January 9, 1914, passed away quietly at home September 4, 2017. She graduated Holy Name of Jesus School, Sophie B. Wright. In her youth she sang as “Carolyn West” on her own show on WWL radio. She worked for US Customs Service in Washington, D.C and in New Orleans. In 1946 she married, started her family and became a homemaker...
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Angelle Reneé Scioneaux Soileau

February 15, 1971 - September 3, 2017

Angelle Reneé (Scioneaux) Soileau passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the age of 46. Beloved wife of David J. Soileau. Daughter of Patricia Bordelon Scioneaux and Ned Scioneaux, Sr. Daughter-in-law to Jane Zito and Malcolm Soileau. Loving mother of David, Jr. and Mathew Soileau. Sister to Melanie S. Bohnsack (Dean), Michelle S. Marks (Henry), and Ned Scioneaux, Jr. (Leslye). Sister...
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Kenneth V. Ward

August 20, 1919 - September 3, 2017

Kenneth V. Ward, Sr. passed away on September 3, 2017 at the age of 98. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Early Ward; daughter, Kathleen Ward Stuckey; parents, Isabel Vignes Ward and Charles Pierce Ward; and brothers, Charles Pierce Ward, Jr. (Dorothy Walker) and James Montgomery Ward. He is survived by his son, Kenneth V. Ward, Jr. (Constance); daughter, Susan K. Ward; and son-in...
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Angelle Reneé Scioneaux Soileau

February 15, 1971 - September 3, 2017

Angelle Reneé (Scioneaux) Soileau passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the age of 46. Beloved wife of David J. Soileau. Daughter of Patricia Bordelon Scioneaux and Ned Scioneaux, Sr. Daughter-in-law to Jane Zito and Malcolm Soileau. Loving mother of David, Jr. and Mathew Soileau. Sister to Melanie S. Bohnsack (Dean), Michelle S. Marks (Henry), and Ned Scioneaux, Jr. (Leslye). Sister...
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Frances Joyce Spencer Santa Cruz

February 22, 1922 - September 2, 2017

Frances Joyce Santa Cruz passed away peacefully on September 2, 2017 at the age of 95 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be sadly missed. Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Hauver; grandson, Dr. Terence Hauver and his wife Wendi Sweetland; granddaughter, Erin Hauver and her husband Kenny O’Brien; and great grand-children, Alaina Hauver, Lillian...
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Shirley Hastman

January 27, 1934 - September 2, 2017

It is with great sadness the family of Shirley Harris Hastman announces her passing on September 2, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Shirley was born on January 27, 1934 in Akron, OH. She was a resident of New Orleans for over 40 years where she worked for The City planning Commission and The Department of Safety and Permits before retiring to Diamondhead, MS...
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Mervin Francis Meydrich

February 11, 1931 - September 2, 2017

Mervin Francis Meydrich passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the age of 86. Born in New Orleans to the late Frank Meydrich, Sr. and Catherine Beniger Meydrich, Mervin attended Holy Cross High School, and graduated from S. J. Peters High School. A self-employed grocer, Mervin was a member of the LA Grocers Association. He was also a devout Catholic, and a member of Mary Queen of Peace...
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Carolyn R. Chappuis

December 29, 1924 - September 1, 2017

Carolyn Rentz Chappuis passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Jack Emile Chappuis, M.D. She is survived by her five children, Kathryn C. Bachemin and husband Paul, Robert Daniel Chappuis and wife Stacie, James Philip Chappuis and wife Julie, Jack Emile Chappuis, Jr., and wife Lesley and Jeffery Paul Chappuis; nine grandchildren and fourteen great...
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Patricia Ferrer Woodstein

December 5, 1938 - August 31, 2017

Patricia Merle Ferrer Woodstein passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the age of 78. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Edward and Shirley Ferrer. Beloved wife of 44 years to the late Navy Captain, Dr. Ira Jelin Woodstein. Mother of Anne Lesley Woodstein Miller and Wendy Woodstein Shelhamer. Mother-in-law of Neil B. Traylor III and Scott Leigh Shelhamer. Grandmother of...
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Anna Carol Fraering Taylor

January 24, 1926 - August 31, 2017

Carol Fraering Taylor passed into eternal rest on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:24pm at East Jefferson Hospital. Carol, 91, joins her late husband, the Honorable Howard Joseph Taylor, and parents, Joseph S. Fraering and Sydney Bagnetto Fraering, in their heavenly home.Born in New Orleans on January 24, 1926, Mrs. Taylor, graduated from Henry Allen Elementary School, Eleanor McMain Secondary...
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Lilia Hoffman Cervini

February 16, 1931 - August 31, 2017

Lilia Hoffman Cervini passed away on August 31, 2017. She was born on February 16, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lilia was preceded in death by her husband Warren Cervini, her parents Andrew P. Hoffman and Julia C. Hoffman, her brother Andrew Hoffman and sister in law Eleanore Hoffman. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth H. Fabregas, children Peggy C. Raabe (Gerry) and Bruce Cervini, Sr....
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William Herbert Tholborn

September 9, 1934 - August 30, 2017

William “Bill” Herbert Tholborn, passed away on August 30, 2017. William was born and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Clarence and Dorothy Tholborn on September 9, 1934. William served in the Air Force and retired from Entergy/Gulf States Utilities. William was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Tholborn. He is survived by his daughters, Lori Funderburk and husband...
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Carl James Caffarel

November 19, 1925 - August 28, 2017

Carl James Caffarel, a native of Port Allen and a longtime resident of Metairie, LA., peacefully passed on Monday, August 28, 2017. He lived 91 wonderful years and proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean conflict from 1943 until his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1959. Mr. Caffarel graduated from LSU with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1948, was a long time member of St. Mary...
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Claude Jackson Sperry

August 8, 1925 - August 28, 2017

Dr. Claude Jackson Sperry Jr. (Jack) passed away peacefully at Covenant Home Nursing Home at the age of 92 early in the morning of August 28th, 2017. He was born in Greenwood, South Carolina, son of Claude Jackson Sperry Sr. and Agnes Davis Sperry on August 8, 1925. He joined the Navy after two years at Clemson Military Academy for subsequent action in WWII as a code interpreter. After the war,...
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Beverly D. Landrieu

September 23, 1933 - August 27, 2017

Beverly Derbes Landrieu passed away on August 27, 2017. She was born on September 9, 1933.Beverly was preceded in death by her husband Donald J. Landrieu, Sr. , her parents Charles J. and Carmen Derbes and her siblings.Beverly is survived by her children Charmaigne Garcia (John) , Donald Landrieu, Jr. (Nancy), Yvette Stiewe (Joseph) and Kerry Landrieu (Karen); grandchildren Chris Garcia, Courtney...
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Charles Santo DiMaggio

September 20, 1933 - August 26, 2017

Charles Santo DiMaggio, Sr., 83, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his home in Metairie, Louisiana. He was the husband of Betty Boyle DiMaggio, who shared 41 years of marriage.He was accomplished in cabinet making, gardening, beekeeping and weightlifting. He was employed at Kaiser Aluminum for 22 years as a carpenter. He enjoyed weightlifting, tending to his bees, working in the garden,...
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Clara Deroche Deubler

January 4, 1926 - August 26, 2017

Clara L. Deroche Deubler, resident of Metairie, died on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the age of 91. Clara was the daughter of the late Waldo and Elivre Deroche of Killona, LA, and wife of the late Edward J. Deubler, Jr. She was the mother of E.J. Deubler III (Betty), Tammy Deubler, and the late Janice Jordan and Tommy Deubler. Sister of Larry Deroche, Thelma Michot, and the late Joseph Deroche...
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Rita Staack

February 23, 1927 - August 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Mary Ann Lovett

July 15, 1949 - August 25, 2017

Mary Ann Guzzo Lovett, 68, passed away at her home in Kenner, Louisiana on Friday, August 25, 2017.She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Beatrice Liggio Guzzo and her loving husband, Michael Francis LovettShe is survived by her three children, Michelle App Freeman (Robert), Michael J. Lovett (Mandy) and Joseph P. Lovett (Claudia); grandchildren, John, Sidney, Rowan, Remy and Reeves;...
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Justin Sellers Gutierrez

July 11, 1974 - August 25, 2017

Justin Sellers Gutierrez passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the age of 43. Beloved son of Sal Gutierrez Jr. and Lois Seither Gutierrez. Grandson of the late Estelle and Melvin Seither and Mildred and Sal Gutierrez, Sr. Loving brother of Kristen Gutierrez Bendich (Mike) and John Gutierrez (Jennifer). Uncle of Katie Whelan, Ellie Bendich, Elijah Gutierrez, Michael Bendich, and Eliza-Mae...
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Ray Winton Brown

February 2, 1926 - August 24, 2017

Ray Winton Brown, Sr., age 91, passed away on August 24th at his home in New Orleans. He was born to the late Brigadier General Robert Washington Brown and Georgia Ray Hamilton Brown in Little Rock AR. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Brown Kelly; brother, Robert Washington Brown, Jr. and his first wife, Eleonore Brace "Bracie" Brown. He was the beloved husband of Peggy...
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George Augustine Lasseigne

October 21, 1924 - August 24, 2017

George Augustine (Bubsy) Lasseigne, Jr., 92, passed away at St. James Place in Baton Rouge on Thursday, August 24, 2017. A native of LaPlace, he was a proud graduate of Leon Godchaux High School in Reserve, where he was a cheerleader, and attended Louisiana State University. In World War II, George managed a large depot in the Philippines as a member of the Quartermaster Corps of the US Army....
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Chief Master Sergeant Robert George Fisher, Sr.

March 26, 1939 - August 24, 2017

Chief Master Sergeant Robert George Fisher, Sr. (Ret.), died on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the age of 78. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Fredrick Fisher, Jr. and Gertrude Selby. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Judy McCabe Fisher; loving father of Robert G. Fisher, Jr. (Vickie), John M. Fisher (Lisa), James J. Fisher (Tracy), and Jody P. Fisher (Lori); devoted...
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Anthony Wayne Pontiff

October 4, 1965 - August 23, 2017

Anthony (Tony) Wayne Pontiff, 51, of New Orleans, LA, passed away unexpectedly on August 23, 2017.Tony was born in Topeka Kansas October 4, 1965. He graduated from Miami High School, Class of 1983, in Miami, Arizona. He joined the United States Air force in September of the same year. While stationed in England he met and married Donna Eileen (Wilson) Pontiff in November 1988 and had three...
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James Jacob Elder

January 29, 1922 - August 23, 2017

James Jacob Elder, 95, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 surrounded by his wife and family. He was a native of New Orleans and long-time resident of Slidell, LA. He was a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Philippine Liberation as an airplane crew chief. He began working for Eastern Airlines in Miami, FL...
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Madeleine Bordenave Madona

October 25, 1925 - August 23, 2017

Madeleine Bordenave Madona, 91, passed away at her home in the presence of her family in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 23, 2017. She was born in Pau, France and was a native of New Orleans for the majority of her life.She is preceded in death by her parents, Marcelin and Adele Amelie Bordenave (nee Touzet); loving and adoring husband, Charles R. Madona and sister, Marcelle Coogan.She is...
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Mary Maria Espiau

September 12, 1917 - August 23, 2017

Mary (Manning) Espiau, a long time resident of Lake Vista, passed away on August 23, 2017, at the age of 99. Mary Maria Espiau was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on September 12, 1917; daughter of Frank Wilson Manning and Mary Bell Assunta Segari.She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Fernand Espiau, her loving daughter Pamela Larson, and her grandson Matt Espiau.Mary...
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John H. Bruno

July 16, 1933 - August 23, 2017

John H. Bruno, Jr. passed away on August 23, 2017. He was 84 years old. Beloved husband of Sandra Stein Bruno. Preceded in death by his parents John and Virginia Bruno, brother Joseph Bruno, sisters Joan Bruno and Jacqueline Chetta and daughter Kim Otero. Survived by his brother Joel Bruno (Georgana), grandson Armando Otero III, step-children; Troy Scardino, Sean Gil (Rick), Jewel Kirkland, and...
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Emma Hernandez Velazquez

March 2, 1928 - August 22, 2017

Emma Hernandez Velazquez passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Velazquez was born in Camuy, Puerto Rico. She moved to New Orleans 70 years ago and has been a long time resident of Metairie. Beloved wife of the late Eusebio M. Velazquez. Loving mother of Peter Velazquez, Gersom Velazquez, Alicia Arbelo and Annette Hogan. ...
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Clinton W. Lagasse

April 24, 1923 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Maria Consuelo Rodas

October 1, 1931 - August 22, 2017

Maria Consuelo Rodas, 10/01/1931- 08/22/2017, Born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Consuelo immigrated to America in the 1970’s to make a new life for her family and has since left a legacy of courage and resilience. Daughter of Paula Alvarado Rodas & Alberto Rodas, mother of David Rodas, grandmother to Ivan, Vanessa, Addison, Angelle, Abuela to Landen. She was loved and cherished by...
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James Corley Wyrick

December 15, 1927 - August 21, 2017

James Corley Wyrick passed away on August 21, 2017 at the age of 89. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. Husband of the late Valerie Shackelford Wyrick. Father of Kevin Wyrick (Susan) and the late Greg Wyrick (Louise). Grandfather of Jenny Dandison (Andrew), Stephen Wyrick and Corley Wyrick. Son of the late Lillian and Claude Wyrick. Brother of Ed, Beverly and the...
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Leona Bobrzecki Borner

June 1, 1926 - August 21, 2017

Leona Bobrzecki Borner, age 91, passed away on August 21, 2017. She was born on June 1, 1926 in Chicago, IL to her parents Louise Lukasik Bobrzecki and Stanley Bobrzecki. She has been a resident of River Ridge, LA since 1971. Leona was the loving wife of Richard James Borner, they were married on July 4, 1951, and they shared 64 years of marriage together until Richard’s passing. She was...
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Peter Lucien Schillesci

April 3, 1951 - August 20, 2017

Peter Lucien Schillesci, resident of Seattle, Washington, passed away on August 20, 2017 at the age of 66. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Salvador and Annemarie Schillesci. Brother of Susan Gilbert (Donald), Christopher F. Schillesci, Barbara C. Farren (Walter), Mary S. McPherson (James), and John Schillesci (Patti). He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends....
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Gary Alan Schneider

August 10, 1944 - August 20, 2017

Gary Alan Schneider died on August 20, 2017 in the city he was born and loved, New Orleans. He lived a full life, was loved by many, loved many, and was a one-in-a-lifetime character.Born on August 10, 1944 to the “two coolest parents who ever walked in shoes,” he grew up in Lakeview with his sister Sue and his brother Mark in a home that was full of life and became a hub for all the...
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Gayle Giebel Boone

October 13, 1949 - August 20, 2017

Gayle G. Boone entered peaceful rest on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Beloved wife for 49 years of Wayne D. Boone; loving mother of Jeffrey D. Boone (Stacey), Jennifer B. Duhé (Tad), and Jessica B. Farmer (Elmer); grandmother of Jeffrey, Jace, and Joshua Boone, Cole and Cade Duhé, and Nathan and Ethan Farmer. Gayle is also survived by a host of family and friends. She was preceded in...
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Lois Elizabeth Bartlett

March 17, 1925 - August 20, 2017

Lois Townley Lestelle Bartlett, a native of New Orleans and retired banker, died Aug. 20, 2017, at her home in Metairie, LA. She was 92. Ms. Bartlett began her career as a teller at Metairie Bank and retired in 1990 as a branch manager. She lived in New Orleans until the late 1940s; in Metairie for much of her life; and in Colorado Springs, CO, for 20 years preceding her death. A graduate of...
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Constance Fontenot

January 10, 1952 - August 20, 2017

Constance “Connie” Green Fontenot passed away peacefully on August 20, 2017.Connie is survived by her husband Francis Fontenot, her two sons Henry A Marquez (Melinda) and Scott M. Marquez (Belinda), Her mother-in-law Rose Fontenot, two daughters Rose Fontenot and Sabrina Whitfield; her sister, Catherine G. Herdman, her brother Robert J. Green, her Grandchildren, Gabrielle, Dante,...
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Raymond J. Adams

December 20, 1931 - August 20, 2017

Raymond J. Adams, Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband for 63 years of Marilyn Martin Adams; loving father of Glenn M. Adams, Sr. (Laura) and Bruce P. Adams; grandfather of Glenn M. Adams, Jr. (Megan), Kyle J. Adams, Steven M. Adams, Ryan P. Adams, Lauren M. Adams, and Brendan S. Adams; and great-grandfather of Tori C. Adams. He is also...
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Patrick Walter Spruell

February 13, 1992 - August 19, 2017

Patrick Walter Spruell, beloved son of Philip Wesley Spruell and Kristin Eppling Spruell, passed away in Metairie, Louisiana on August 19, 2017. During his 25 years of life, Patrick was a devoted brother/ best friend/ co-conspirator to his only sibling, Thomas Wesley Spruell. He also leaves behind his paternal grandmother Linda Spruell Sheffield; his uncles, Thomas J. Eppling and David A....
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Richard L. Gallois, Sr.

September 13, 1929 - August 19, 2017

Richard L. Gallois, Sr. “Bouncy” passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Irene Ledoux Gallois. Son of the late Robert and Loretta Gallois. Loving father of Susan (Chris) Germuska, Hope (John) Branch and the late Richard L. Gallois, Jr. Also, survived by his brother, Ray Gallois and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great...
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Michael F. Roeling, Sr.

January 22, 1941 - August 19, 2017

Michael F. Roeling, Sr. “Big Mike”, died August 19, 2017,at his happy place in Poplarville, Mississippi. He was 76.He was born January 22, 1941, in New Orleans to Frank and Caroline Roeling. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Sandra Johnston Roeling. Michael is survived by his brother, Theodore Roeling (Judy). He is also survived by his four children:...
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Auguste J. Pareti

July 17, 1929 - August 19, 2017

Auguste J. Pareti, 88, loving father, brother and friend, known to his family as “Gus” and to his friends as “Augie,” passed away after a brief illness, on Saturday, August 19, 2017. He was born on July 17, 1929. His French Quarter upbringing helped forge his unique wit—he was always “39 and holding” anytime someone asked his age, love of sarcasm, outlook...
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William Ronald Maynard

May 20, 1941 - August 19, 2017

William Ronald “Ronnie” Maynard, AKA “Ringo” passed away peacefully on August 19, 2017 surrounded by his family.Ronnie is survived by his wife of 43 years, Debbie Marchadie Maynard; his daughter, Rhonda Maynard Ford (Kenny); his son, Kirk Maynard, and his adopted daughter, Eva Haas Mizell (Nathan); grandkids, Christian Claverie, Alex and Rylee Ford, Elaine “Lanie...
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February 2, 1949 - August 19, 2017

Kenneth Henry Cavanaugh passed away on Saturday, August 19 2017 at the age of 68. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 47 years, Anne Ray Cavanaugh, and two loving children, son Kenneth Cavanaugh Jr. (Deana) of Nashville, TN and daughter Kelly C. D’Antoni (Joseph) of Malvern, PA and granddaughter Carly R. Cavanaugh of Nashville, TN. Also survived by his brother William Cavanaugh...
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Virginia Smart McIlhenny

March 6, 1925 - August 19, 2017

Virginia Smart McIlhenny, beloved member of the New Orleans community, died at home on August 19th with loving family at her side. She was born in 1925, the daughter of Anne Buchanan Smart and Robert Smart. She graduated from The Louise S. McGehee school and attended Newcomb College. In 1944, she married Edmund McIlhenny, who predeceased her in 1991. Mrs. McIlhenny spent her life in service to...
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Eloise Skelly Bergkoetter

October 19, 1930 - August 18, 2017

Eloise “Mickey” George Skelly Bergkoetter age 86, beloved wife of Virgil Bergkoetter and beloved widow of James E. Skelly, Jr. passed peacefully away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 1 A.M. in Sycamore Village in Swansea, IL. She was a resident of Okawville, IL for the past eight years and formerly a resident of Chalmette, Louisiana.Born and raised in New Orleans, Mickey enjoyed the New...
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Albert Charles Cook

August 3, 1946 - August 17, 2017

Albert C. Cook III passed away on August 17, 2017 at the age of 71 after his battle with cancer.Beloved husband of Trudy Baudin Cook.Father of Albert C. Cook IV and Allen Cook. Grandfather of Bethany Lee Widas, Victoria Ann Cook, and Andrew Charles Cook. Great grandfather of Peyton Widas. Brother of Carol Cook, Paul Cook, and Timothy Cook and the late Wayne Cook.Son of the late Fiorita Cook and...
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Rene James Brunet

August 25, 1921 - August 17, 2017

A mass of Catholic burial for René James Brunet Jr. will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, August 25, 2017, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2701 State Street, New Orleans, officiated by Father Edwin Gros & Monsignor Henry Engelbrecht. Visitation from 10am until the start of Mass at 12 noon.René passed on August 17, 2017, after 96 years of a wonderful life. He...
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Eleanor M. Woodruff

December 9, 1923 - August 16, 2017

Eleanor “Kiki” M. Woodruff, age 93, entered her eternal rest with her loving Savior on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 5:55 p.m. She was a resident of Colonial Oaks Living Center, a native and lifelong resident of New Orleans.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Roy Walker Woodruff, Sr.; her daughter, Eleanor Woodruff Wegener; sons, Joseph Victor Woodruff and...
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Hugo Carl Christian Wedemeyer

April 11, 1929 - August 16, 2017

Hugo Wedemeyer, age 88, resident of Metairie, Louisiana, and the French Quarter, died on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of Carl and Violet Wedemeyer. He attended Fortier High School in New Orleans and Tulane University. He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years Stella Mongeau Wedemeyer and his daughter Heidi Wedemeyer. Survivors include his four...
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