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

Elizabeth Williams Kohlmann

September 29, 1956 - May 23, 2015

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Marian Cecelia Wuertz Quaglino

January 14, 1923 - May 22, 2015

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Fabienne Schaff

April 26, 1951 - May 22, 2015

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Gina Speziale Jenkins

December 15, 1960 - May 22, 2015

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Byrne Michael Cambeilh, Jr.

August 7, 1941 - May 21, 2015

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Miriam Bonnie Roberts

January 26, 1968 - May 21, 2015

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Harwood Ignatius Brown

July 31, 1917 - May 20, 2015

Harwood Ignatius Brown, born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 31, 1917 to the late John Louis and Clara Bomati Brown, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the age of 97. He was preceded in death by Constance Kleinschmidt Brown, his loving wife of 53 years. Mr. Brown is survived by his children: Janice B. Carbon, Constance M. Brown, and Sherryl B. Freche; his grandchildren:...
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Frances F. Saracione

August 23, 1934 - May 20, 2015

Frances F. Saracione passed away at East Jefferson General Hospital on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Saracione, Jr. Daughter of the late John W. Froboese and Lena Mae Wood Froboese. Loving mother of Diana Vial (Guy) and Dawn M. Sarcione. Sister of the late Robert Froboese. Grandmother of Michael (Stacey) and Lori Soltis. Great grandmother of...
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Encarnita Cal Prado

April 17, 1928 - May 19, 2015

Encarnita Cal Prado, age 87, of Metairie went to be with our Lord on May 19, 2015 following anextended illness. She was born on April 17, 1928 in Havana, Cuba. She was predeceased by her parents,Ramón Cal Pita and Francisca Pujol de Cal, her brother Genaro Cal, and her husband José Ramón PradoII. She is survived by her children Encarnita Greenlee, José (Laurie) Prado...
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Marion Waechter Pierce

June 8, 1919 - May 19, 2015

Marion Adrienne Waechter Cooper Pierce, a native of New Orleans, LA died peacefully at her home in Picayune Mississippi on May 19, 2015 at the age of 95. She moved to Picayune in 2005 after losing her home in New Orleans from flooding from the levee failures following Hurricane Katrina. Born on June 8, 1919 to the late Henrietta Dorothea Stephanie Gerdes and George Joseph William Leo Bartholomew...
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Ronald J. Phillips

July 7, 1931 - May 19, 2015

Ronald James Phillips, on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015. Age 83 Years. Beloved husband of the late Charlene Franck Phillips. Father of Bari P. Vaz (David Vaz) and Charles F. Phillips (Lola Beilman). Brother of Warren Allen “Roy” Phillips (Mary Francis Ranatza) and the late Francis Edward “Frank” Phillips (Violet Spanich). Son of the late Berthella Janning and Frances Edward...
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Marth Lanaux GelÚ

March 21, 1926 - May 19, 2015

Marthé Lanaux Gelé born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 21, 1926 to the late Louis A. and Hilda Thibodaux Lanaux. She peacefully passed away in her home in Covington, Louisiana surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Louis Nunez Gelé both residents of Lafayette, Louisiana for 25 years and...
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Joyce Prats Price LeRoy

September 12, 1927 - May 18, 2015

Joyce Prats Price LeRoy passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on May 18, 2015 at her home in New Orleans with her children at her side. Beloved mother of Susan Price Geoghegan (A.D. III), Stephanie Price Forster (Jim Wetherington), Eddie Price III (Sally Levee), and Sydney Price Beaumont (Greg, Sr.); Devoted grandmother of Ashley Geoghegan (Shaun Carpenter), Koren Forster, Kendall Forster Dunn ...
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Charles E. McHale

July 8, 1925 - May 18, 2015

Charles Edmund McHale, Jr. died on May 18, 2015 surrounded by loved ones at his home. He was 89 years of age, and the beloved husband of Betty Woodward McHale for 62 years. Charles was the son of the late Charles Edmund McHale, Sr. and the late Mrs. Lillian Berniard McHale. He is survived by his four daughters: Ginger McHale Tobey of Westport, CT; Cindy McHale Starling (Philip) of Hopkinsville,...
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Patricia Lowery Hanemann

September 25, 1935 - May 18, 2015

Patricia Lowery Hanemann died on Monday, May 18, 2015. She was 79 years old, born on September 25, 1935. She was the loving mother of Robin Hanemann (Cynthia), Ryan Hanemann (Missy), and Regmar Hanemann (Lourdes) and the beloved grandmother of Rachel, Renee, Lucy, Rex, Lourdes, Josephine, and Arden Hanemann.She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Josephine Lowery; and her sisters...
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Levie Babin Chauvin

August 20, 1927 - May 14, 2015

Levie Babin Chauvin, beloved wife of the late Donald Joseph Chauvin, mother of Elizabeth Chauvin Perrin, grandmother of Ryan Lee Perrin. Daughter of the late Louis and Leah Babin. Sister of the late Cleveland Babin. Survived by one sister Barbara Babin Charpentier and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Chauvin passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Canon Hospice Elmwood. She was 87 years old. She...
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Henrietta Vinas Guste

December 8, 1949 - May 14, 2015

Henrietta Vinas Guste, a woman of extraordinary vitality and an exuberant, loving spirit passed into eternal life on May 14 at 1:30 a.m. Her life was characterized by the deepest possible commitment to God, her family and her profession of educating young people. Henrietta was born on December 8, 1949 in Miami, Florida to Maria Josepha Beguiristain and Enrique G. Vinas. From...
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Connie Guillory Carpenter

December 25, 1956 - May 14, 2015

On May 14, 2015 at 5:05 PM, The Lord peacefully called Connie Guillory Carpenter home to be one of his angels. She will be reunited with her late husband, Earl A. Carpenter and her late father James D. Guillory, Sr. Connie is now a beautiful guardian angel watching over her 2 daughters Celeste A. Carpenter and Erica Carpenter Cancienne (Ronnie); her 3 granddaughters, Shelby, Chloe, and Emmie...
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John Joseph Noto

November 13, 1942 - May 14, 2015

John Joseph Noto, age 72 years, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Metairie, LA. Beloved husband of May Vern Noto for 46 years. Loving father of Nicole Noto Laiche (Chris) and Lauren Noto Pays (Scott). Son of the late Joseph J. and Ann Noto. Twin brother of Joseph J. Noto, Jr. (Suzanne) and Beverly Noto Fife (Dowen). Loving and devoted Poppy to Alex...
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Craig Anthony Strikmiller

August 13, 1957 - May 14, 2015

Craig Anthony Strikmiller went Home to be with Jesus on Thursday, May14th after a 6 year battle with Multiple Myeloma at age 57. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Kehoe Strikmiller and son of the late Leslie John Strikmiller, Sr. and Josephine Rizzuto Strikmiller. He was born August 13, 1957 and a native of New Orleans for 57 years. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Kehoe Strikmiller,...
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Beverly Ann Byrne

February 4, 1938 - May 13, 2015

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Jack Cornelius Peebles

September 16, 1934 - May 13, 2015

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Ronald Louis Rodriguez

August 13, 1933 - May 13, 2015

Ronald Louis Rodriguez, Sr. died on May 13, 2015 with his children at his side, at the age of 81 after a brief battle with Colon Cancer. Devoted former husband to Elizabeth Rivere Rodriguez. Beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and sportsman, who lived life to the fullest, he was known for his passion for hunting and fishing, and his joy for the sport was passed through multiple...
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Frank P. Ricca

April 23, 1928 - May 12, 2015

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Donald Thomas Hancock

December 25, 1947 - May 12, 2015

Donald Thomas Hancock was born in Thibodaux, Louisiana on December 25, 1947. He passed away on the morning of Tuesday, May 12, 2015 due to complications of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurism. He is survived by wife Susan Cissna Hancock; daughters Robin Terese Hancock and Katherine Mary Hancock; three grandchildren, Carter Reilly, 10, Kiley Regan, 4, and Cameron Amelia, 4; sister-in-law Mary Louise Hill...
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Isabelle M. Olson

June 13, 1920 - May 12, 2015

Isabelle Marie Meric Olson passed away quietly on May 12 after nearly 95 years of laughter, warmth and joy. She will be missed by her many friends and loving family. Isabelle was born on June 13, 1920 in New Orleans, the oldest daughter of Edward Meric and Isabelle Allain Meric. Isabelle attended St. Anthony of Padua and St. Mary’s Dominican High School. She loved growing up in New Orleans,...
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Robert Emmett Craig

November 29, 1928 - May 12, 2015

Robert E. Craig, III, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Craig, II, died peacefully on May 12, 2015 at the John Hainkel Nursing Home after a brief illness. Bob, as he was affectionately known, was born in New Orleans and graduated from Newman School. He then was graduated from Tulane University School of Engineering, and after serving two years in the US Marine Corps, he earned a degree in...
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Elizabeth Rivere Rodriguez

November 19, 1934 - May 12, 2015

Elizabeth Dolores Rivere Rodriguez, died on May 12, 2015 with her children at her side at the age of 80 after prolonged illness. Devoted former spouse of Ronald Louis Rodriguez, Sr. Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, who lived life to the fullest. She was known for her sense of humor and wit, and her joy and pride in family. Mother of Ronald L. Rodriguez, Jr (Becky), Gregory...
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Cornelius William Hinyup

September 20, 1942 - May 11, 2015

Cornelius “Connie” William Hinyup passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Cynthia Hinyup for 48 years. Father of David C. Hinyup, Holly Ellen Hinyup, and the late Eric Alexander Hinyup. Brother of Lawrence Hinyup, Charlie Hinyup, Jeanette Hinyup Baradell and the Anne Hinyup Guerra. Grandfather of Joshua C. Hinyup.Mr. Hinyup served in the US Air Force...
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Maria Huertas Henderson

December 20, 1936 - May 11, 2015

Maria Hedy Huertas Henderson passed away on May 11, 2015 at age 78. Daughter of the late Carlos Huertas and Tulia Murillo Huertas. Sister of Jaime Huertas, Jael Trujillo, Aurora Mejia (deceased), Carlos Huertas (deceased), Graciela Zopo (deceased), Jose Huertas (deceased), Elena Gillette and Smith Caballero. Mother of Yvette Talma (Mark), John Carl Henderson (Joumaneh), Charles Roland...
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Nelson Anthony Gauthier

August 12, 1925 - May 11, 2015

Nelson Gauthier passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:00 am. Beloved husband of Joyce Byrne Gauthier. Father of Debra Gauthier Gill. Grandfather of Danny L. Gill, Jr. and the late Deidre Lynn Gill, great grandfather of Kaylee Lynn Hesse. Brother of Maurice Frederick. Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Funeral Mass at LAKE...
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Frederick JUNG

November 17, 1917 - May 11, 2015

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Allen Joseph Baudry

February 3, 1925 - May 11, 2015

Allen Joseph Baudry loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully at home on May 11, 2015, at the age of 90. He was born and raised in Mt. Airy, (Garyville) LA, but lived in the New Orleans area for over 50 years. After attending Loyola, he worked as an accountant for Chevron Oil Company (formally California Oil Company) for over 30 years. He was a...
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Ethel Aucoin Dakin

September 14, 1920 - May 10, 2015

Ethel “Cupie” Aucoin Dakin passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, age 94. Beloved wife of the late Francis E. Dakin. Ethel is survived by her grandchildren Meredith Aucoin Volk and Jerome M. Volk, III, M.D. Mother of the late Antoinette Lee Stewart Volk. Cousin of Peter Firmin of Littleton, Co. Proceeded in death by her parents Ethel Saucier and Leonce Joseph Aucoin and her daughter...
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Henri Mortimer Favrot, Jr.

April 23, 1930 - May 10, 2015

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Elodie Schminke

February 11, 1926 - May 10, 2015

Elodie Conzelmann Schminke entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the age of 89. Daughter of the late Inez Gilly and Ernest M. Conzelmann Sr. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years George F. Schminke III; her children George (Patti Simmons) of Savannah, GA, Lynn Marcel (Brian) of Kenner, LA, and Barbara Smith (Ron) of Memphis, TN. She is also survived by sisters...
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Karl Peter Keller

November 4, 1966 - May 9, 2015

Karl Peter Keller passed away on May 9, 2015 in Freeport, Bahamas at the age of 48. He was free diving and spear fishing with friends and enjoying what he loved most.He was born on November 4, 1966 in New Orleans to the late Dr. Karl E. Keller and Marianna K. Keller of New Orleans, La.Those left to cherish Karl's memory include his three children, Karl Peter Keller, Kevin Parker Keller and...
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Leonard Albert Madere

November 6, 1928 - May 9, 2015

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Lisa Michelle Lotz

June 21, 1970 - May 9, 2015

Lisa Michelle Lotz passed away on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at the age of 44. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends that she loved.Lisa was a native of Metairie, Louisiana. She was a graduate of Jocelyn Daspit Beauty School and worked several years in the field of Cosmetology in the Metairie area. Lisa is the daughter of Fred W. Lotz and the late Lynnette Darder Prima. She...
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George Mentz

October 8, 1921 - May 9, 2015

George Mentz, Sr. was born on October 8, 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana and passed away peacefully at home with his children at his bedside on Saturday, May 9, 2015. He lived in Old Jefferson for the last 50 years. He was 93. Beloved husband of 62 years to the late Dorothy Mary Yokum Mentz. Devoted father of George Mentz, Jr., Arn Francis Mentz (Elizabeth), and Dorothy Anne Mentz. Son of the...
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Shirley Betz Miller

May 31, 1922 - May 9, 2015

Shirley Betz Miller, age 92, passed away in Mandeville, LA on May 9, 2015. Ms. Miller was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Laura Betz, Husband Raymond Miller, Brothers; Thorrill Betz Sr. and Isles Betz, and one sister Rosemary Adams. She is survived by one son Raymond (Cheryl) Miller, Jr. of Mandeville, LA, three grandsons; Raymond Miller III, Kenneth (Elizabeth) Miller, and Eric...
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Ritamay Moreland

July 4, 1921 - May 8, 2015

Ritamay Negrotto Moreland, 93, died May 8, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She was born in New Orleans to Genevieve Hawkins Negrotto and Robert E. Lee Negrotto, Jr., on the Fourth of July 1921.Ms. Moreland graduated from Sophie Wright High School after which she attended Louisiana State University. Her time at LSU during the war years was interspaced with work for the American Red Cross in New Orleans....
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Betty Taylor Larche

August 17, 1924 - May 8, 2015

Betty Taylor Larche, age 90, passed away on Friday May 8, 2015. She was Preceded in death by her loving husband Robert Stephen Larche, Sr. she was the Mother of Barbara Larche Batty, Robert Stephen Larche, Jr. (Sandy) and James Brian Larche, Sr. (Bonnie). Grandmother of Elizabeth Batty Caliva (Craig), Courtney Larche Morel (Christian), James Brian Larche, Jr. (Kerri), and Kristen Larche. Great...
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Gloria Mae Duplantis

September 7, 1930 - May 8, 2015

Gloria Mae (Ganny, G-G) Hefner Duplantis entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 8, 2015. She was 84 years old. Beloved wife of the late James Merrill Duplantis, Sr., daughter of the late Vincent and Leona Hefner, sister of the late Irving Hefner Sr., the late Helen Galy and Adeline Prudhomme. Mother of Garry A. Duplantis, James Merrill Duplantis Jr. and Mark Ludwick Duplantis (Lisa)....
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Joseph John Varuso

February 2, 1940 - May 7, 2015

Joseph J. Varuso, Jr. died in his home on May 7, 2015 at the age of 75.Mr. Varuso was born on February 2, 1940 in New Orleans to his parents Mary and Joseph Varuso, Sr. and was a lifelong resident of Metairie.He leaves his wife of 47 years, Judy Varuso, who there by his side. He is also survived by his sons Paul Varuso and Rich Varuso; his grandsons Mason, Andrew and Josh; and his brother Jack...
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Roy Earl Alexander

January 20, 1940 - May 7, 2015

Roy E. Alexander, Sr. passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015. He was 75 years old. Loving husband for 46 years to Mary Lou “Cookie” Prestia Alexander. Beloved father of Roy E. Alexander, Jr. (Meaghan) and Brian J. Alexander. He was preceded in death by his parents, Flynt and Ruth Alexander.Roy was born and raised in Picayune, Mississippi, and was a resident of New Orleans for the...
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Melba Mae Morgan LeJeune

November 26, 1927 - May 6, 2015

Melba Mae Morgan LeJeune on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Age 87 years. Mother of Kathy Henderson (Charles) and Cheryl Mydland (George). Grandmother of Melissa, Michael, Matthew Mydland and Jeffrey and Kevin Henderson. Sister of Lynda Bianchini (Ray) and the late Joseph Morgan.Relative and friends of the family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100...
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Irene Lundell Tomchak

October 31, 1921 - May 6, 2015

Irene Lundell Tomchak passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the age of 93. She was a native of Cloquet, Minnesota and resident of New Orleans, La. Beloved wife of the late Lt. Col. Howard M. Tomchak. Daughter of the late Oscar John Lundell and Emma Anderson Lundell. Loving mother of Michelle Tomchak Dufour. Grandmother of Todd Dufour and Kevin Dufour. Great grandmother of Andrew, Sarah, Ashley...
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John Calvin Davidson, Jr.

September 24, 1950 - May 6, 2015

John (Jay) Calvin Davidson, Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Passages Hospice in New Orleans, La. at the age of 64. Jay was born to John Calvin Davidson, Sr. and Marie Gravois Davidson. By the age of 23 Jay graduated from Rummel High School, earned a Finance Degree from LSU and completed military service in the United States Air National Guard. Shortly afterwards, he...
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Marilyn Margaret Boutall

February 12, 1926 - May 6, 2015

Marilyn Margaret Bartol Boutall, 89, of Metairie passed away on May 6, 2015. She was born in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1926. She was married to the late Judge John Charles Boutall, and had four children: Richard John, Katherine Elaine Hoffman (Eugene III), William Charles (Barrie), and Charles Arthur II (Jeanne). Mimi was blessed with six grandchildren, Kristen Hoffman Porter (Monroe II), Eugene...
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Thomas Leo Schultz

December 31, 1937 - May 5, 2015

Thomas Leo Schultz, Sr. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Age 77 years. Husband of Linda Lavin Schultz. Father of Leo Robert Schultz, II and Thomas Leo Schultz, Jr. (Megan). Grandfather of Ashleigh Romain (Nick), Meaghan Gains (Carlos) and Owen Michael Schultz. Great grandfather of Tage, Kieren, Kenadie and Taya Romain. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Margaret Alice Eblen Layman

September 8, 1934 - May 5, 2015

Margaret Alice Eblen Layman passed away on May 5, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.Daughter of Robert Donald and Doshia Margaret Haddix Eblen, Margaret was born in Irvine, Kentucky, on September 8, 1934, and grew up in Lexington, KY. She was a graduate of Henry Clay High School, Lexington, and Transylvania University. At Transylvania University, she majored in Music, English Literature...
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Robert Rafael Fernandez de Castro

July 10, 1955 - May 4, 2015

Robert Rafael Fernandez de Castro, age 59, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, at his townhouse on Pensacola Beach surrounded by his wife, family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Sharon Byrne Fernandez de Castro, father of Roland “Ziggy” Fernandez de Castro and father-in-law of Samantha F. de Castro. He had one beautiful granddaughter, Taylor.Robert was born in New Orleans...
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Robert Whitney Davis

March 30, 1934 - May 4, 2015

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Lawrence J. Guccione

December 13, 1939 - May 4, 2015

Lawrence Joseph Guccione, age 75, passed away on Monday May 4, 2015 in Metairie , La. He was born in Metairie to the late Joseph and Virginia Guccione. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Barabara Kamaryt. He is survived by his loving wife Adele Scardino Guccione and children, Joseph Guccione and Elizabeth Guccione Roppolo and also grandchildren, Talan and Brayden Roppolo. He was a...
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Ronald Nicholas St. Pierre

January 15, 1932 - May 3, 2015

Ronald Nicholas St. Pierre, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 3rd at the age of 83. Ronnie loved and lived life to the fullest. He served in both the Marines and Navy, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Ronnie was truly a “jack of all trades” in his beloved city of New Orleans: a barber, school bus driver, tour bus driver, taxi cab owner, and even a pilot. He loved people...
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Lawrence Dominick Taffaro

August 18, 1970 - May 2, 2015

Lawrence “Larry” D. Taffaro, III on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Age 44 years. Larry was a dreamer with a philosophical mind who loved music, writing and art. He worked in the field of Information Technology. Beloved son of Lawrence D. Taffaro, Jr. and the late Cynthia Barocco Taffaro. Cherished brother of Nicole Bush (Mark), Lisa O’Neill (Brian) and Kristen Taffaro. Treasured...
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Mary Kilian Wall

September 14, 1928 - May 2, 2015

On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, Mary “Mollie” Kilian Wall passed away at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Charles A. Wall, daughter of the late Katherine Reppel and Morris Lawrence Kilian. Survived by daughter Kathleen Wall Hardey, son-in-law John B. Hardey Jr., brother William F. Kilian, granddaughters Christine Elizabeth, Sarah Margaret, and Emily Catherine.Original member of St...
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Mark Arthur Haydel

June 25, 1952 - May 2, 2015

Mark A. Haydel, Sr., age 62 years, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in Jefferson, LA. Beloved husband of Veronica Austin Haydel. Loving father of Stephanie Claire Haydel and Mark A. Haydel, Jr. Son of the late Louis S. Haydel and Hazel Tregre Haydel. Son-in-law of Claire Doyle Austin and the late Dr. William J. Austin. Brother of David Haydel (Juanita), Randall...
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Merle Isabell Sempe'

January 5, 1923 - May 1, 2015

Merle I. Werhan Van Vrancken Sempé was born to Isabella E. Winstine and George J. Werhan on January 5, 1923, and departed this life on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 6:30 pm. at the age of 92. She was born in New Orleans, LA, where she went to school and married, but later she moved to Folsom, LA, Friendswood, TX and back to Metairie, LA. Wife of the the late John W. Van Vrancken, Jr. by first...
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Irvin Pertuit

March 8, 1935 - May 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Laurie Peters Marshall

April 18, 1952 - April 30, 2015

Laurie Peters Marshall passed away at her Metairie home on Thursday, April 30, 2015. She was 63 years old. Laurie was preceded in death by her husband Raymond A. Marshall, Jr. and her parents, Leo J. Peters, Sr. and Louise Caillier Peters. Survivors include her three children, Raymond III (Samantha), Jeffrey, and Kristen, and her beloved grandchildren, Stone and Ryder Marshall. She also leaves...
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Bill Louis Malachias

January 14, 1929 - April 30, 2015

Bill Louis Malachias, age 86 years, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Mandeville, LA. Mr. Malachias was born on January 14, 1929 in Verona, PA. Beloved husband of Evangeline Bassil Malachias for 62 years. Son of the late Louis and Chrisi Malachias. Brother of Charles L. Malachias and wife Helen of New Orleans. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.Mr. Malachias was a graduate...
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Alcolla Edward Martin

February 27, 1960 - April 30, 2015

Alcolla Edward Martin, Sr. passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at age 55. Beloved son of the late Murphy Francis Martin, Jr. and Joan Barone Martin. Loving father of Alcolla Edward Martin, Jr., Chad Martin, Tyler Martin and Taylor Martin. Brother of Murphy “Bubby” Francis Martin, III and Lisa Coburn.Grandfather of Myles Martin. Uncle of Thomas and Katelynn Coburn. Also...
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Stephen John Hornyak

December 25, 1931 - April 28, 2015

Stephen John Hornyak passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the age of 83.Stephen was born in Woodbridge, New Jersey to the late John and Elizabeth Hornyak. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 60 years Carolyn Twilbeck Hornyak; loving children Jennifer Chow (Bob), Stephen John Hornyak II (Anne Marie), Lisa Richardson (Norwood), and Sybil Vicknair (Jimmie); sister Margaret Urso (Joe);...
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Mary Ellen Mimnaugh Talluto

August 2, 1934 - April 27, 2015

Mary Ellen Mimnaugh Talluto, age 80 years, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 in New Orleans, LA. Beloved wife of the late Anthony D. Talluto. Loving mother of Dawn T. Jacobi (Jimmy), Dr. Craig C. Talluto, Tina M. Talluto, and Lori T. DiBuono (Sal). Daughter of the late Charles W. Mimnaugh and Helen Hlavaty Mimnaugh. Sister of the late Helen L. Mimnaugh, Patricia M. Boltrek, and Charles...
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Yvonne Treadway

December 5, 1921 - April 27, 2015

Yvonne Davila Treadway was called home on April 27, 2015 at age 93. She was the daughter of the late George and Marie Davila. Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Dr. James Louis Treadway. She is survived by her children Joan Glaser (the late Billy Diettell), Julie Diecidue (Gary), and the late Dr. James Kent Treadway (Tyra); grandchildren Elsa Hahn (Colby), Dr. Jimmy Treadway...
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Lucy Dee Dowden Bozeman

October 26, 1924 - April 27, 2015

Lucy Dee Bozeman Jackson, 90, passed quietly on Monday morning, April 27, at Ochsner Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana, with her children by her side. Born in Kisatchie, Louisiana, Lucy Dee was the only child of the late Peter D. and Lucile (Hyatt) Dowden. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Travis D. Bozeman, Sr., whom she wed in 1941, and who died in 1988, and by her second husband,...
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Josephine Valenti

March 6, 1923 - April 27, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Nellie Faye Williams Gniady

September 22, 1922 - April 27, 2015

Nellie Faye Williams Gniady, age 92, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 in New Iberia, LA. Born in Columbia, AL she was a resident of New Orleans. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Walter P. Gniady and is survived by children John H. Gniady, J.D., wife Ann, R.N., Mary Ann Wilkinson, EdD, PMHNP; husband Earl, M.D., David S. Gniady, wife Susan L.P.N., Susan R. Ducote,...
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Joyce Perlander Zwicke

November 23, 1928 - April 26, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Patricia McDonald Fowler

August 28, 1953 - April 25, 2015

Pat McDonald Fowler has gone to the eternal Jazz Fest in the sky, Lord, in the sky.She slipped away at home among loved ones on April 25, following a lengthy and heroic battle with cancer. After her diagnosis, in 2011, Pat embraced a defiant attitude and chose to confront her vicious affliction at each new bump and chasm. Her indomitable spirit earned her bonus time here with us to continue...
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Agatha Rose Rothstein

August 22, 1921 - April 25, 2015

Agatha Rose Rothstein passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 93. She was predeceased by Leo, her husband of 50 years, and her parents, Dominick and Rosalie. Agatha Rose is survived by her sister Marie Lucille, her son Glen, her daughter Gayle, her godson Donald, her daughter-in-law Gail, her son-in-law Hunter, and her granddaughter Katherine.Relatives and friends of...
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Beverly Bryant Haik

December 13, 1924 - April 25, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Shirley Spadafora Messina

December 20, 1922 - April 24, 2015

Shirley Spadafora Messina entered into Eternal Rest on Friday, April 24, 2015, age 92 years. Beloved wife of the late John J. Messina, Sr. Mother of John J. Messina, Jr. (Darlene), Anthony J. Messina (Dana Cantrelle), Michael E. Messina, and the late Gerard J. Messina. Loving grandmother of Mitchell A. Messina, Dominic M. Messina, and the late John J. Messina III. Sister of Denise Boudreaux,...
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Barbara Spiers

February 5, 1938 - April 23, 2015

Barbara Moore Spiers finished her earthly journey on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the age of 77 at her Lakeview home. She was born and raised in New Orleans, along with her sister Lark. Barbara attended school at Redemptorist and graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1956. The following year she married James (Jimmy) C. Spiers and transitioned into her lifelong role as his wife and a mother to...
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Wilda Emma Lou Miller

August 4, 1931 - April 23, 2015

Miss Wilda Emma Lou Miller, a native of New Orleans, LA, and a lifelong resident of the Irish Channel passed peacefully from this world on Thursday, April 23, 2015. She was 83 years young. Miss Miller loved to sing and dance, was active for many years in New Orleans Theater, and performed in many play productions. She was a graduate of Redemptorist High School and Soule Business College and...
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David John Pence

July 10, 1958 - April 23, 2015

David John Pence, age 56, passed away on April 23, 2015 in Metairie, LA. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Beth Branley Pence and daughter Tara Pence, both of Metairie, LA. A visitation will be held on Thursday April 30, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd New Orleans, LA. The Memorial Mass will be held at 11 am on Friday May 1, 2015 at St. Angela...
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Nicholas Edward Pence

November 18, 1989 - April 23, 2015

Nicholas Edward Pence, age 25, passed away on April 23, 2015 in Metairie, LA. He is survived by his mother, Beth Branley Pence and Sister Tara Pence, both of Metairie, LA. A visitation will be held on Thursday April 30, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd New Orleans, LA. The Memorial Mass will be held at 11 am on Friday May 1, 2015 at St. Angela Merici...
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Patricia Margaret Daigre Knipper

October 25, 1918 - April 23, 2015

Patricia Margaret Daigre Knipper, age 96, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on April 23, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Anton William Knipper, Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Judy Hecker (Herb), Shirley Cospolich (Jim), and son, Anton William Knipper, Jr. Also survived by grandchildren Robin Daniels (Ed), Ronnie Hecker (Leah), Cindy Hoerner (Louie), Brian Cospolich...
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Arthur Anthony Aicklen

March 18, 1956 - April 22, 2015

Arthur Anthony Aicklen III, of New Orleans, died on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. He was 59 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Anthony, Jr. and Frances Geisenheimer Aicklen, and his brother, Michael Alan Aicklen. He is survived by many cousins.A private burial was held at Lake Lawn Park.To view and sign the guest book, visit
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Wayne Joseph McWhorter

March 5, 1935 - April 22, 2015

Wayne Joseph McWhorter on April 22, 2015. Age 80 years. Son of the late Samuel Coke McWhorter and Laura Pertuit McWhorter. Beloved husband of Dale Boudreaux McWhorter. Father of Elizabeth Neidrauer, Steve McWhorter and the late Wayne McWhorter, II. Step-father of Treasure Encalade and Ronald Bonvillian.Also survived by 2 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren.Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Edward Rudolph Lauterbach

August 17, 1925 - April 21, 2015

Edward R. Lauterbach, Jr. passed away at Canon Hospice after a brief illness on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at age 89. Devoted husband of the late Anna Mae Goodwin Lauterbach. Loving father of Donna Ritter (Tony) and Ann Riley (Tim). “Po” to his grandchildren Jeffery Wolverton, Ashley W. Bayless (Neal), Sean and Evan Riley and “Great Po” to Brette Bayless. Special friend...
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Harold Blackshear Patterson

November 22, 1925 - April 21, 2015

Harold Blackshear Patterson passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at age 89. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Emita Benedict Patterson. He was born November 22, 1925 in New Orleans to his late parents, Carolyn Blackshear Patterson and Harold John Patterson. He is survived by his son, Stuart B. Patterson and his daughter, Meryl Patterson Fink; daughter-in-law Joan Patterson; son...
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Joseph A. Vitale

October 1, 1934 - April 21, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Gloria Papa Foto

July 3, 1928 - April 21, 2015

Gloria Papa Foto died in her home peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in New Orleans, LA. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Foto was born on July 3, 1928 in New Orleans, LA, to Salvatore and Ella Papa. She is survived by her daughter Susan Foto, and son Michael H. Foto III; twin sister and best friend Marie Papa Cusimano as well as beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in...
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Bruce Reginald Hoefer

April 10, 1925 - April 20, 2015

Bruce Reginald Hoefer, age 90, died April 20, 2015. He was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on April 10, 1925, attended Dwight School in New York City, and graduated from Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY. He attended Yale University and graduated from The United States Naval Academy, class of 1947, as Lieutenant junior grade. After receiving his Masters in Business Administration in Marketing...
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Elizabeth Fischer

September 1, 1927 - April 20, 2015

Elizabeth Fischer, a life-long resident of New Orleans, died on Monday, April 20, 2015 following a lengthy illness. Born Elizabeth Lee Nicholson on September 1, 1927, she was the daughter of Yorke Poitevent Nicholson and Amie Dove Boyd.Elizabeth attended Isidore Newman School and Sophie Newcomb College where she was in the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Elizabeth was an Art major at Newcomb where she...
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Harold Sidney Blaum

May 2, 1923 - April 20, 2015

Harold (Hal) Sidney Blaum, age 91, passed away peacefully with family by his side to his heavenly reward in the early morning of April 20, 2015 after living an extraordinary and accomplished life. Born in 1923 at his childhood home on 1818 Jackson Avenue, he was the youngest child of the late August J. Blaum Sr. and the late Bertha Maus Blaum . He is survived by his brother Alvin and is the...
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Angelina Favaloro

December 13, 1924 - April 19, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Rebecca Underwood Brechtel

July 30, 1940 - April 19, 2015

Rebecca Underwood "Becky" or "Dr. B" Brechtel, 74, passed away peacefully at her Metairie home with her loving family on Sunday, April 19, 2015 following a long battle with cancer.Becky was born July 30, 1940 in Foley, Alabama. She graduated from Foley High School in 1958. Attending the University of Southern Mississippi for her higher education studies, Becky received a...
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Martha Evelyn Walters

June 26, 1939 - April 18, 2015

Martha Evelyn Walters died on Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Benton and Mattie Walters. She was a graduate of Mississippi Southern University and Tulane Law School. She will be missed by all who knew her.A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. in New Orleans, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:00AM. A gathering will be held at the...
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Gorst Hubball DuPlessis

April 8, 1938 - April 18, 2015

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Margaret LaVerne Schmalstieg Nodurft

June 6, 1924 - April 18, 2015

Mrs. Margaret LaVerne Schmalstieg Nodurft, a native of Wheeling, West Virginia, and a resident of Metairie, LA, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the age of 90. Mrs. Nodurft was a member of the 3rd Order of Carmelites. She volunteered as the ICU Receptionist at East Jefferson Hospital in the late 1980s. Funeral services will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain...
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Charlotte Joint Rivet

September 7, 1946 - April 17, 2015

Charlotte Joint Rivet, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, was tragically taken from us at the age of 68 on Friday, April 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents; George T. Joint, Sr. and Marjorie McGoey Joint. Survivors include: sons, Clinton Joint Rivet (Christie) and Charles ‘Chad’ Rivet (Carmen); she was “LOTTIE” to her grandchildren, Silvia, Charlie, Chase...
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Fay Ann Forster

December 12, 1928 - April 17, 2015

Fay Moinet Forster loving mother of Garey and Steven Forster passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Edward “Dutch” Forster. Daughter of the late John and Mabel Moinet. Sister of the late Leatrice Moinet Bertucci (Peter). Grandmother of Koren Forster, Kendall Forster Dunn (Andrew), and Kallen Forster (Alec Lundberg). Great-grandmother of...
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Lawrence James Reed

June 9, 1930 - April 17, 2015

Lawrence James Reed, Sr. a retired Electrical Forman from New Orleans Parish School Board passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Betty Vollenweider Reed. Loving father of Carol Sellers, Allan Bourgeois, Lawrence James Reed, Jr., Sue Bond and Janet Odom. Preceded in death by his parents; Alphonse and Jeanne Reed, his siblings; Harold, Allan, Shirley and Evelyn,...
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Raymond Halpin Gambel

September 19, 1945 - April 17, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Vanessa Conerly Honore

December 3, 1961 - April 16, 2015

Vanessa Conerly Honore' died peacefully in her home on April 16, 2015 after a long fight with cancer. She was 53 years old and wife of 24 years to Michael Gerard Honore' and mother of Nicholas Gerard, 22 years old and Christopher Warren 18 years old. Vanessa was born on December 3, 1961 in New Orleans, La. to the late Modena Walker Conerly of Tylertown, Mississippi and the late Fred ...
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Peggy Koerner

March 7, 1921 - April 16, 2015

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