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 Forbes.com 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

Susan Amelia Becnel

July 17, 1953 - August 18, 2014

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

March 6, 1941 - August 16, 2014

Gotardo Gregorio Ortiz passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Pamela McCullen Ortiz. Father of Maximilian Gregory Ortiz. Father-in-law of Vanessa Howell Ortiz. Predeceased by his parents Edelma Pardo and Gregorio Ortiz and sister Mari Teri de Lamerens. Also survived by nieces and nephews.Goty arrived from Cuba at the age of 19 and, in 1989, opened his own...
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Rosa Mejia Valladares

September 3, 1911 - August 15, 2014

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

November 27, 1952 - August 15, 2014

David L. Yarnick was called to heaven on August 15, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Yamina H. Yarnick, and daughters Lorraine Yarnick Hall (Jarrod) and Melissa Yarnick Wurster (Jansson). He was a devoted Popi to Alex, Sofia, Olivia, Melina, and one on the way, Maddox. He is also survived by his sister Carol Yarnick Haggard, and many nieces and nephews. David was dedicated to...
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Shirley Swedlund Tuero

September 13, 1921 - August 15, 2014

Shirley Swedlund Tuero passed on August 15, 2014 at the age of 92. She was the wife of the late William Oscar Tuero, a captain with Delta Airlines. Born in Chicago of parents Florence Hallstrom Swedlund and Helmer Swedlund on September 13, 1921, she was the very first baby delivered by an unknown intern by the name of Dr. Alton Ochsner. In the 1940s she was a ticket agent for Chicago &...
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Henry Emile Fransen

January 16, 1925 - August 14, 2014

Henry Emile Fransen – On August 14, 2014 Passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 89. He was the loving husband of Millie Dameron Haar Fransen and the late Joyce Ann Esposito Fransen. Father of Henry V. Fransen (wife) Karen, Pamela Fransen Delaney (husband) Pat and Stephen Fransen (wife) Gayle. Grandfather to: Brandy Fransen, Barry Fransen(wife) Nicole, Ryan Delaney, Rhett...
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Porter Allen Roche

March 12, 1929 - August 13, 2014

Porter “Allen” Roche passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Ormond Nursing Home in Destrehan, LA at age 85. Loving father of the late Wendy Roche. Mr. Roche was preceded in death by his parents Edward Roche, Sr. and Mary Ethel Brennan Roche and siblings: Leota Jervais, Roma Boscareno, June Rojas, Erin “Lynne” Stant, Edward Roche, Jr., Jack Roche and Daniel Roche. ...
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Jane Freret Wynne

August 28, 1918 - August 13, 2014

Jane Freret Wynne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 13, 2014 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Dayries Wynne, Sr. Daughter of Vincent R. Freret and Emma Keefer Freret. Loving mother of Jane Beardsley (Fred), Suzy Stitch (George), Arthur Wynne, (MaryEllen), Vincent Wynne (Janie), Ginny Westphal (Dean), Douglass Wynne (Teri), Juby Taylor and Christopher Wynne (Carolyn). ...
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Lynn Philip Comeaux, Sr.

June 3, 1926 - August 13, 2014

Lynn P. Comeaux, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Bernice Smith Comeaux for 64 years. Beloved father of Lynn P. Comeaux, Jr. (Jane), Nancy C. DuBois (Fred), Ronald L. Comeaux (Lynne), Donald C. Comeaux and Darlene C. Waldweiler (Bud). He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and sister Dottie Comeaux. Son of the...
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Doris Kronlage Dolese

August 12, 2014

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

November 22, 1956 - August 12, 2014

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

March 30, 1921 - August 12, 2014

Alvin Richard Christovich, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in New Orleans on August 12, 2014. He was 93 years of age, and lived a happy and productive life, surrounded by a loving family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Pope Christovich. He is survived by his two sons; Richard K. (Sally) and David P. (Cathy), three grandchildren; James P. Christovich (Leigh Ann),...
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Rita Oubre Boutte

March 16, 1928 - August 11, 2014

Rita Mae Oubre Boutte joined her heavenly family on August 11 at the age of 86. Married 67 years to her caring husband, Lester Boutte, who recently passed away. She was the daughter of the late Alfred Oubre and Loretta Duhe Oubre of Garyville, LA. Loving mother of Cynthia Nemeth, Cathy Roche Menard and Charles Boutte. Grandmother of Benjie Nemeth, Yvette Nemeth Jones, Nicole Roche Nichols and...
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John Melville Buchler

August 3, 1948 - August 11, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Frederick Jacob Reagan Heebe

August 25, 1922 - August 10, 2014

Judge Frederick J. R. Heebe, a long time judge on the Federal District Court in New Orleans, passed away peacefully at his Metairie home on Sunday, August 10, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was 91 years old. Judge Heebe was born on August 25, 1922 in Gretna, Louisiana to the late Bernhardt and Marguerite Edna Reagan Heebe. Judge Heebe’s first marriage was to Willie Dee...
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Susan Blake Adamson

August 28, 1954 - August 10, 2014

Susan Blake Adamson passed away peacefully on August 10, 2014 at the age of 59 years after battling cancer. Susan was born August 28, 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana and is a resident of Kenner. She graduated from Charity School of Nursing and continued to work in the nursing field until the year she passed away. Susan had a calling for Hospice Nursing and used her gift to touch the lives of her...
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John Melvin Bonura

March 13, 1921 - August 9, 2014

John Melvin Bonura, Sr. passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the age of 93.John is survived by his children Gail B. King (Bruce) and Joanne B. Domilise (Kenny); eleven grandchildren: Al, Shelley, Nicole, Natasha, Corey, Kenneth, Jamie, John III, JoJo, Lisa and Carla; twenty-one great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; brother Joseph Henry Bonura, Jr.; sister-in-law Pamela R....
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Colette Rosalyn Mayeux

October 27, 1951 - August 9, 2014

Colette Mayeux, 62, of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014. Colette was born October 27, 1951 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is survived by one daughter, Meredith (Jay) Heimsoth of Spring, Texas, grandchildren, Avalon Mayeux, Von Jay, Loudon Jay, her parents, Paul and Juanita Mayeux of Slidell, Louisiana, one sister, Diane (Tobin) Englet and one brother, Stephen (Patty)...
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Emelda Marie Flattmann

February 13, 1937 - August 9, 2014

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

October 22, 1935 - August 8, 2014

Joyce Loyacano DiGeorge, 78, of Metairie, Louisiana passed away on Friday August 8, 2014. She was born October 22, 1935 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Gustav and Ida Mae (Laurent) Loyacano. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Rocco B. DiGeorge, daughter Beth DiGeorge (Gerald) Pastor, sons, Mark (Barbara) and Todd (Vanessa) DiGeorge. Joyce is further survived by...
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Marion Luminais Wiltz

November 26, 1922 - August 7, 2014

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

February 21, 1945 - August 7, 2014

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

August 6, 2014

Bayton Anthony Duplantis passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at the age of 73.Bayton is survived by his wife of 36 years Judy Hopkins Duplantis; children Darren Duplantis, David Duplantis & partner Christopher Nordquist, and Seth & wife Lizzie Duplantis; brother Bob Duplantis; grandchildren Paige and Annie Duplantis, Julia Nordquist Duplantis and June Duplantis.Bayton is preceded in...
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Angela Fontana Orth

March 3, 1932 - August 6, 2014

Angela Josepha Fontana Orth was called to Heaven on Wednesday August 6th, 2014 at the age of 82.She is survived by her husband Andrew H. E. Orth, Jr. her daughter, Gwendolyn A. Locantro (son-in-law John III), grandchildren, Catherine Locantro Batusic (husband Bradley), John Locantro IV, Lauren Grace Locantro and her son Andrew H. E. Orth, III. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vito...
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Alma Rita Raymond Nolan

September 7, 1919 - August 5, 2014

Alma Rita Raymond Nolan passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at the age of 94. Daughter of the late Joseph Charles Raymond and Cecelia Devenport Raymond. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Joseph Nolan, Sr. Loving mother of Patricia Nolan Jackson (Thomas), Sue Nolan Klein (Markus), and Thomas J. Nolan, Jr. (Betsy). Sister of the late Joseph C. Raymond, Jr., Lionella Willoz Francis Ory, Adele...
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John James Clesi

February 3, 1937 - August 4, 2014

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

December 28, 1933 - August 4, 2014

Frank R. Mamerto “Papaw” passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014, at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the late Betty Harrison Mamerto.Papaw is survived by his children Debbie M. Sins (Glen), Linda M. Kemp (Larry), Kim A. Mamerto, Kenneth J. Skidmore (Celeste), Paige Stinson (Rob), Derek Skidmore, and Zoe Lipman (Stuart); sister-in-law Sharon Harrison; grandchildren Glen Jr. (Toni),...
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Pearl Maltese

February 21, 1924 - August 4, 2014

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

January 26, 1961 - August 3, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Catherine Denicola Accardo

September 9, 1932 - August 3, 2014

Catherine Dencola Accardo, 82 years old, departed this life on Sunday, August 3, 2014, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loved ones who sang her favorite songs to guide her on her journey. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam James Accardo and her son Paul James Accardo, her parents Gasper Denicola and Josephine Giambrone Denicola, both parents emigrated from Sicily. She...
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Joseph H. Murry

March 23, 1923 - August 3, 2014

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

January 26, 1961 - August 3, 2014

Dino Joseph Cangelosi, 53, January 26,1961-August 3, 2014Loving father of Ashley Elizabeth Cangelosi and Nicholas Charles Cangelosi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Shirley Cangelosi. Dino is survived by his five siblings Charles (Sandra), Rochelle, Kevin (Ruth), Wayne (Joanne) and Dwayne (Cheryl), and 23 nieces and nephews. Dino is a native of New Orleans and a resident of...
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Mahlon L. Oustalet

October 4, 1924 - August 2, 2014

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

January 24, 1929 - August 2, 2014

Joyce Louise Cantrell Zanca, age 85. passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Anthony Zanca, sister of Patsy Cantrell Renz and husband Frederick, Peter Cantrell and wife Theresa, and the late Stanley Cantrell. Her children include Lynn Zanca Giro and husband Glenn, nieces and foster daughters Arlene Cantrell and the late Frances Cantrell, and step-son...
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Marjorie Sayas Dawson

November 24, 1919 - August 1, 2014

Marjorie Sayas Dawson, age 94, resident and native of New Orleans, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014. Daughter of the late George Emile Sayas and Elda Elizabeth Gaillard. Beloved mother of Keith Dawson, Kim Martin and Keila Dawson. Grandmother of Enjolie, Stacie, and Adam Dawson, Jonathan and Jeremy Martin, Kelsey and Connor Frenck. Great-grandmother of Isaac Martin-Beer and Joshua Dawson....
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Josie Pelicano Lobello

October 29, 1927 - August 1, 2014

Josie Marie Pelicano Lobello was called home to the Lord on Friday, August 1, 2014, at the age of 86. Born in New Orleans on October 29, 1927 she attended St. Augustine Elementary and graduated from John McDonough High. Later she completed business studies at Soule’ Business College and was a Third Order Lay Carmelite. As a young woman she worked for the United Fruit Company, and later...
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Louis Joseph Normand

August 7, 1936 - August 1, 2014

Louis Joseph Normand, Sr. passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 at age 77. Beloved husband of Ethel Boudin Normand. Son of the late Cilton A. Normand and Amelia Schexnayder Normand. Father of Francelle Normand Vallette, Louis J. Normand, Jr., Melanie Ann Fleming and Jeanne Normand White. Father in law of Norman S. Vallette and Kimberly Weathersby. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6...
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A. Thomas Delery

March 1, 1926 - July 31, 2014

A. Thomas Delery, 88, died peacefully July 31 after a lengthy illness. A native of New Orleans, Mr. Delery spent most of his life in Baton Rouge. Mr. Delery grew up in St. Bernard parish and was a boarder of St. Paul’s Academy in Covington.A Navy veteran, Mr. Delery served 1944-1946 in the Pacific Theater of WWII on the battleship New Jersey. In post-war New Orleans, he met and married...
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Jack Rolland Baggett

January 23, 1934 - July 31, 2014

Jack Rolland Baggett Sr. passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the age of 80. He was born in Alabama City, Alabama, one of twelve children born to Henry and Berdie Lee (Smith) Baggett. Survived by his brothers: James, Jerry, Jim, and his sisters: Martha, Sherry, Pat, and Peggy. Not to be forgotten are his deceased brothers John, Jan, and sisters Francis, and Annette. A devoted husband to...
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Sterling Ohlmeyer

January 30, 1932 - July 30, 2014

Deacon Sterling Francis Ohlmeyer passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at age 82. He is the son of the late Morris J. Ohlmeyer Sr. of Franklin, LA and Selma Bodenheimer Ohlmeyer of New Orleans, LA. Proceeded in death by his brother Mervin Ohlmeyer of MS, sister Rita Ohlmeyer Smith and husband Paul Smith of New Orleans, LA, brother Gerard Ohlmeyer of New Orleans, LA, sister Dolores Ohlmeyer...
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Lloyd J. Baudier

July 27, 1925 - July 30, 2014

Lloyd Joseph Baudier, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at age 89. Beloved husband of Fay Ardoin Baudier. Son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Lionel Baudier. Father Lloyd J. Baudier, Jr., David J. Baudier, Fay Ann Baudier and Gerry Baudier Norra. Father in law of Patsy Baudier, Johnny Norra and Susan Baudier. Brother of the late Roger and Eldon Baudier. Grandfather of Chere, Brittany,...
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Grace Brumfield Gaffney

March 15, 1939 - July 29, 2014

Grace Brumfield Gaffney, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of the late Frank Kittridge Gaffney. Mother of Sean Lee Gaffney (Laurie) and Anna Gaffney Mortillaro (Stephen Jr.). Daughter of the late Bernice Wagner Brumfield and Lee Jewel Brumfield. Sister of Miriam B. Ulmer, Leon Brumfield, Richard Brumfield and the late Eva B. Franz and Eugene Brumfield...
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Anthony Benard Carimi

January 15, 1926 - July 29, 2014

ANTHONY B. CARIMI, a native of New Orleans and resident of Baton Rouge, passed into eternal rest on Tuesday July 29, 2014, in the loving presence of his family. He was born on January 15, 1926, to Mario Carimi and Kate Signorelli Carimi. He attended Jesuit High School where he played the trumpet in the band. Anthony graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1949. Shortly...
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Elaine N. Hamrick

September 6, 1929 - July 28, 2014

Elaine Nissen Hamrick passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at age 84. Beloved mother of Mark Conrad Hamrick. Daughter of the late Eugene George Nissen and Patricia Nissen. Sister of the late Rose Nissen Miramon. Aunt of Susan Miramon, Chuck Miramon and Michael Miramon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd...
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Ellen May Kaupp

September 5, 1943 - July 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Roland Joseph Tedesco

February 21, 1925 - July 28, 2014

Roland "Ted" Joseph Tedesco, 89, of Diamondhead, MS passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 in Diamondhead, MS. He was born in New Orleans, LA and moved to Diamondhead about 25 years ago. He was a Veteran having served in the U. S. Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. and Mabel Laine Tedesco and brother, Allen Tedesco. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years,...
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Ruby Marie D'Antoni

October 3, 1934 - July 28, 2014

Ruby Marie Couvillion D’Antoni, 79, peacefully ended her earthly portion of eternity on Monday, July 28, 2014 in the company of her husband of 63 years, Salvador Lawrence D’Antoni Jr. and the large family they both aspired to. She reunited with her parents, Wiltz Jean and Lillian “Couv” Lacour Couvillion. She was the compassionate matriarch of her survivors that included...
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Ruby Clark Higginbotham

July 29, 1915 - July 27, 2014

Ruby Clark Higginbotham, 98, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Stockbridge, GA, two days short of her 99th birthday on July 29. Mrs. Higginbotham was a loving mother and gifted educator, inspiring many generations of children including her own to excel beyond their dreams. She was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where she graduated from McDonogh #35 High School and subsequently...
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Gerald Rodney Varnado

July 2, 1941 - July 27, 2014

Gerald “Razor” Varnado, age 73, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Beloved husband of Joann Varnado. Father of Christian Blake Varnado, Gerald Gilbert Hebert, Anissa Sclamo, Mike Varnado and Gerald “Shaver” Varnado, Jr. Grandfather of Noah Michael Varnado and Jesse James Morton. Brother of Dewey “Red” Varnado (Rita), Genell “Nootsie” Johnson,...
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Rita F. Gillies

September 27, 1927 - July 26, 2014

Rita Faurie Gillies passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 after a short illness. Born September 27, 1927 in Drumright, Oklahoma she was the daughter of the late Charles J. Faurie and Bernice Young Faurie.She is survived by her children: Lynda Bernis (Dane), Frederick “Rickey” Gillies (Noelle), Patrick M. Gillies (Terry), Charles “Chuck” J. Gillies (Tracy), Rene` M....
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Rosemary A. Wolfe

July 26, 1926 - July 26, 2014

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

July 21, 1936 - July 25, 2014

Marie Alice Wagner Goodfellow passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Paul Guy Goodfellow for 54 years.Mrs. Goodfellow is survived by her children, Gay Ann Tangen (Robin), Keith Goodfellow, M.D. (Darla) and Denise Kerut, M.D. (Ken); grandchildren, Steven Shea, Jr., Aimee Vitek, Caitlin Worden, Samantha Goodfellow, Katie Majeste, Hillary Goodfellow, Thor...
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Lena Camille DeSalvo

December 3, 1923 - July 24, 2014

Lena C. DeSalvo passed away on July 24th at the age of 90. She was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. Lena had retired from many years of service with Entergy.She was preceded in death by her sister Frances DeSalvo Garofalo, niece Frances Dennison and nephew Joseph Garofolo. Lena is survived by her nephew August Garofalo, Jr., three great nieces and four great-great nephews.Relatives and...
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Lucy Giangrosso Plaia

March 25, 1925 - July 24, 2014

Lucy Giangrosso Plaia passed away on July 24, 2014 at the age of 89, surrounded by her family. Lucy was the youngest of nine siblings born to Sicilian immigrants. She married the love of her life at the age of 19, Bernard “Benny” Plaia to whom she was married for 69 wonderful years. She spent her adult life as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was...
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Herman Smith

January 1, 1958 - July 23, 2014

Herman Smith, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He is preceded in death by his father, Herman Smith, Sr., and his mother, Isabella Kelly. He leaves behind his wonderful wife, Rose, and their children: Kentrail (St. Cyr), Herman “Biggie” (Tonda), and Raquel (Lemand), nine grandchildren, and one great grandson.Herman Jr. is also survived by his brothers,...
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Goldie Whipple Jouandot

April 4, 1921 - July 23, 2014

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

April 4, 1921 - July 23, 2014

Goldie Whipple Jouandot joined her loving husband Edward Charles “Pops” Jouandot on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the age of 93. She was born in Bourg, Louisiana and resided in Harahan, Louisiana for most of her life. She is also preceded in death by her son John A. Whipple.Goldie is survived by her daughter Donna J. Timken and spouse Herb Dubuisson and daughter-in-law Kay Whipple;...
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Alverta Chiasson Adams

January 26, 1925 - July 22, 2014

Alverta Chiasson (Al) Adams, age 89, retired beautician, began her new life on July 23, 2014. She died peacefully after a brief struggle with cancer.Al thoroughly enjoyed sewing and crocheting, which she learned as a young child from her mother. Al graduated as a licensed beautician from Moler Beauty Academy, where she met her husband and love of her life, Lynward (Bud) Adams. They moved to New...
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Douglass Graham Drennan

April 6, 1962 - July 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Peter Anthony Pellegrini

November 4, 1937 - July 21, 2014

Peter A. Pellegrini AMDGPassed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, July 21, 2014, age 76. Beloved husband of Dianne McCoy Pellegrini for 53 years. Father of Anthony M. Pellegrini, Angela Pellegrini Sperling and Leslie Pellegrini Uson (Philippe W. Uson). Preceded in death by his beloved sister Antoinette Pellegrini Anderson, his parents Maria...
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Douglas Graham Drennan

April 6, 1962 - July 21, 2014

Mr. Douglas Graham Drennan II, 52, died Sunday, July 20, 2014. Mr. Drennan was a life-long resident of New Orleans. He was a graduate of Isidore Newman School, University of New Orleans, and Mississippi State University. After receiving his Masters Degree from MSU, he worked as the Aquaculture Specialist for Mississippi Delta Community College, and then for the Civil Engineering Aquatics...
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Gerard GAMBINO

July 21, 2014

On Monday July 21st, 2014 Gerard P. Gambino (58) a native of New Orleans, resident of Slidell passed away at his home.He was the son of the late Rosalie L. Gambino and Anthony Gambino. Nephew of the late Salvador and Juliette Marciante.He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 40 years Kathryn K. Gambino; devoted children Kristine G. Taylor (Brandon), Valerie R. Gambino, Gerard &ldquo...
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Marian Mathews Morriz

January 24, 1915 - July 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Mary Rose Maud Angel

May 3, 1925 - July 20, 2014

Mary Rose O’Toole Angel, 89, entered into her eternal rest on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at her home in Metairie. She was born (the youngest of nine children) to the late William Patrick O’Toole and Corinne Georgia Trapolin, in New Orleans on Sunday morning, May 3, 1925, while church bells were ringing.Mary Rose attended St. Stephen’s elementary school and graduated from Holy Name...
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Audrey June Hoepffner

June 2, 1928 - July 20, 2014

Audrey “June” Dragon Hoepffner passed away Sunday July 20, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was born June 2, 1928 in New Orleans to Lucius “Bud” and Lillian (Massarini) Dragon. June was preceded in death by her husband, Judge J. Robert Hoepffner, her parents, her sister Lillian Capozzi and her beloved dog Toby. June is survived by her step-daughter, Michelle (Paul)...
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Gloria Lirette Malter

September 19, 1924 - July 19, 2014

Gloria Lirette Malter passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at age 89. Beloved wife of the late Royce R. Malter, Sr. Daughter of the late George Lirette and Carmen Caldwell Henderson. Mother of Royce R. Malter, Jr. (Nancy) and Deborah Malter Smith (Wayne). Grandmother of Denise S. Bourg, Helen Marotta, Audrey Hamby and Meredith Reed. Great grandmother of Anna Bourg, Raymond Bourg, Jonathan...
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Shirley Ann Huber Dunn

March 2, 1937 - July 19, 2014

Shirley Ann Huber Dunn, age 77, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Shirley was a native of New Orleans, LA, raised in the Irish Channel, and a resident of Metairie, LA, for the past 49 years. Beloved mother of Karen M. Dunn, Elizabeth D. Gandolini (Glenn), Mary Lynn Adams, John C. Dunn, Jr., and Jeanell D. Trippi. Loving grandmother of Julie Adams, Kerri Dunn, Liam Trippi, and great...
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Mary Jane C Fenner

September 28, 1933 - July 18, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Ann C. Wright

July 14, 1921 - July 18, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Harold Edward Schwehm

March 13, 1944 - July 18, 2014

Harold Edward Schwehm, Jr., of Gretna, Louisiana died Friday July 18, 2014. He was born March 13, 1944 to the late Harold Edward and Mary (Vella) Schwehm Sr. Harold is survived by sister: Mary Ann Judith (Alex) Schwehm-Carmichael and one brother; Ronald A. (Laura) Schwehm. He is further survived by nieces; Heidi Lancellotti, Karla Stelly, Rebecca Saussaye and one nephew; Jason Joubert.Harold was...
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Darlene Saucier Loga

January 22, 1943 - July 18, 2014

Darlene Saucier Loga known to many as "Nan" passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at age 71. Beloved daughter of the late Elmo and Lynnette Saucier. Loving mother of William P. Loga, Jr. Mother in law of Donna Wells Loga. Sister of Vera (Vee) Saucier DuMontier and the late Larry Saucier. Sister in law of Sidney (Rip) DuMontier and Gwen Saucier Bordes. Grandmother of Ashley, Justin...
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Bonnie Jean Burt

June 5, 1940 - July 18, 2014

Dr. Bonnie Jean Burt passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 after a brief illness. She was 74. Bonnie was the daughter of the late Dr. Lawrence William Burt and Mary Elise Merriam. Survivors include her brother, Bill Burt, also nieces and nephews Kristen Burt Martin, Heather Burt Dauzat, Billy Burt and Barbara Elise Burt.A native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Bonnie was a graduate of...
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Shirley Oubre Krass

March 3, 1933 - July 18, 2014

Shirley Oubre Krass, age 81, entered into eternal rest on Friday July 18, 2014 surrounded by loving family and her favorite music. Beloved wife of Edwin J. Krass, Jr. for 63 years. Survived by her devoted husband, son Blake Krass, daughters Julie Kroper, Amy Smith and Gail K. Leist; beloved grandchildren Reed and Stephanie Krass, Scott and Kevin Kroper, Lindsey, Connor and Bonnie Smith, Cody,...
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Ann Wright

July 14, 1921 - July 18, 2014

Ann Catherine Wright, age 93, was called home to be with the Lord on July 18, 2014. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family. She and her husband of 67 years, Gayler Franklin Wright, were lifelong residents of Terrytown, LA. Ann was born in Cleveland, OH on July 14, 1921, and relocated to the New Orleans area to marry the love of her life on January 8, 1947. She was a...
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Joyce D. Seymour

June 15, 1929 - July 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Antonio Noverola

September 10, 1930 - July 17, 2014

Antonio Noverola passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, age 83 years. Beloved husband of Ana Corina Noverola. Father of Carmen Smith (Jay), Fabian Noverola (Damaris), and David Noverola (Ana). Grandfather of Fabian, Veronica, Ariana, David, Daniel, and Ruby. Brother of Jose, Orlando, Jorge, Dolores, Olga, Carmelita, and the late Gloria and Ricardo. Son of the late Jose Del Carmen Noverola...
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Mary Lesage

March 23, 1926 - July 17, 2014

Mary Fugetta LeSage passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the age of 88. Daughter of the late Frank, Sr. and Mary Abadie Fugetta. Loving mother of Mary Schell (Billy) and Leo LeSage, Jr. (Lorraine). Grandmother of Timothy Schell and Casey Marin. Great grandmother of Austin and Cullen Marin. Sister of Frank Fugetta. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.Relatives and friends...
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Staigg George Ray

September 20, 1922 - July 15, 2014

Staigg G. Ray passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Hattiesburg, MS at the age of 91. Son of the late Stanley W. Ray and Lucie Staigg Ray. Beloved husband of the late Maxine R. Ray for 59 years. His is survived by his children, Anne R. Cavanaugh (Ken), Carolyn R. Jackson (the late Joel), Karen R. Tingstrom (Daniel III) and Charles S. Ray (Rebecca). Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4...
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Julia Batista

December 4, 1921 - July 14, 2014

Julia Estrella Batista of Metairie, Louisiana passed away in Baton Rouge on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the age of 92. She was born December 4, 1921, in Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Cuba to Vicente Gonzalez and Inocencia (Gonzalez) Iglesias. Mrs. Batista was a dedicated School Teacher. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years Dr. Luis T. Batista. She will be remembered as a...
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Barbara Brehm Calongne

December 28, 1935 - July 14, 2014

Barbara Brehm Calongne passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Joseph Gayle Calongne, Sr. for 58 years. Mother of Julie Calongne (Marty), Leslie Calongne, Joel Calongne (Joy), and Chris Calongne (Lisa). Sister of Alice Brehm Saucier (the late James), and Milton L. “Jack” Brehm, Jr. Daughter of the late Milton L. Brehm, Sr. and Celine Schmidt Brehm. ...
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Marco Antonio Cottone

October 1, 1956 - July 13, 2014

Marco Antonio Cottone, a resident of LaPlace, LA.. passed away at his home on July 13, 2014. Age 57, he was born in Tela, Honduras. His family moved to New Orleans where he lived and attended school. Graduate of De La Salle High School, Class of 1974, and attended Loyola University, where he was a member of BEGGARS Fraternity.He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Karen Dolese Cottone (Toots),...
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William Barkley Muhoberac

July 23, 1973 - July 13, 2014

William “Billy” Barkley Muhoberac , passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the age of 40 years. Beloved son of Margaret R. Muhoberac and the late Joseph S. Muhoberac Jr. Brother of Eric Muhoberac, David Muhoberac, Jeffrey Muhoberac and Laura Muhoberac. Grandson of the late Evelyn and Joseph Muhoberac Sr. and Marguerite and Harold Ryan. A native of New Orleans and a resident of...
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Betty Ridley Hammer

March 4, 1926 - July 13, 2014

Betty Ridley Hammer, a resident of New Orleans, LA. and Picayune, MS., passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the age of 88. She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Hammer, Sr.; four sons, Richard A. Hammer, Jr. (Delphine), David C. Hammer, Douglas J. Hammer, and Michael R. Hammer (Dana); two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Rohr (Bill) and Miriam T. Austin (Van); seven grandchildren, Richard III,...
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Maurice H. Olivier

May 14, 1939 - July 12, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Ansley Stewart Garrard

August 26, 1985 - July 12, 2014

Ansley Stewart Garrard, 28,passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, July 12, 2014.Born in Mobile, Alabama, August 26, 1985, Ansley grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. She attended Trinity Presbyterian School and then the University of Alabama. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She has lived in New Orleans, La.,the past six years and was making plans to relocate to Mobile, AL, of which...
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Ansley Stewart Garrard

August 26, 1985 - July 12, 2014

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

May 14, 1939 - July 12, 2014

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

February 11, 1916 - July 11, 2014

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

September 30, 1939 - July 10, 2014

Edgar “Tutti” Bourg passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Connie Rudesill Bourg. Father of Kelly Bourg, and Stephen Bourg (Sharon Brown Bourg). Grandfather of Elijah Murillo, and Blake and Brandon Bourg. Brother of David Bourg and the late Carolyn Bernard. Son of the late Edgar and Mildred Bourg.Former president of Fairco, Inc., an export...
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Lena Simoneaux

March 5, 1926 - July 9, 2014

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

May 25, 1924 - July 9, 2014

Hazel E. Richardson Earl passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, age 90. Beloved wife of Charles L. Earl. Mother of Charles Leland Earl (Lee Earl) and Wesley F. Earl. Sister of Alice LeVirl Richardson Coulter. Grandmother of Sarah Earl, Heather Earl Galloway, Allison Earl Mondello, Andréa Earl and Victor Earl. Also survived by 3 great grandchildren, 6 nieces, nephews and the late Lee Ann...
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Herschel Brent Richardson

May 6, 1934 - July 9, 2014

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

January 5, 1944 - July 8, 2014

Sandra Bruder Truesdell, 70, of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday July 8th, 2014. She was born to the late Louis and Grace (Reynolds) Bruder. Sandra is also preceded in death by her husband, David L. Truesdell. She is survived by two daughters; Amy Truesdell, Jean Truesdell and one son, Michael (Holly) Truesdell. She is further survived by grandchildren Jenna Truesdell and Austin Roper...
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Donna C. Steele

April 19, 1929 - July 8, 2014

Donna Cochran Steele, age 85, passed away on July 8, 2014 at her home in Covington, Louisiana. She was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on April 19, 1929, to the late James Lee Cochran and Hazel Ferguson Cochran, spending her childhood in Ponca City. Mrs. Steele graduated from Westlake High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana and went on to earn a degree from Southwest Louisiana College (now USL) in...
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Romelo Kash Campbell

June 20, 2014 - July 7, 2014

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

June 7, 1947 - July 7, 2014

Thomas Buxton Merritt Jr., age 67, passed away July 7, 2014. Tim, as he was known to family and friends, was born in New Orleans, LA to Thomas B. Merritt and the late Beulah Bertel Merritt.Tim was a dedicated family man. He was committed to family, church, students, athletes, and friends. After graduation from Jesuit High School, he attended The United States Military Academy at West Point, and...
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Muriel C. Michell

January 30, 1923 - July 7, 2014

Muriel Catherine Mouney Michell, age 91, sadly passed away on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 4:18 A.M. She was deeply devoted to her late husband, John, and to her children and grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her keen wit and great sense of humor. Muriel is preceded in death by her parents, Francis C. and Myrtle M. Ribot Mouney, her three brothers; Claude F. Mouney, Sr., Earl J....
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Michael Layton Schneller

May 10, 1971 - July 7, 2014

Michael Layton Schneller, 43, passed away on July 7th, 2014 in Bay St. Louis, MS. A resident of Katy, TX, he was born in Metairie, LA on May 10th, 1971 to Sylvia Johns Schneller and John Schneller III. Michael grew up in New Orleans and attended St. Pius X and graduated from Jesuit High School in 1989. He attended LSU before graduating from the University of New Orleans.Michael married his wife...
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Joseph Leopold Taliancich

April 18, 1920 - July 6, 2014

Our hero, Joseph L. Taliancich, passed away peacefully at his home in Harahan on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was 94. A native of New Orleans, he was born to the late Josephine (Muhoberac) and Peter J. Taliancich; preceded in death by brothers Sam, Peter, Emile, John and sister Lorraine Simons. Survived by brother Lawrence (Manny) Taliancich.He was Blessed with 68 years of marriage to the love of his...
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Joyce Patricia McDonagh

March 16, 1930 - July 6, 2014

Joyce McDonagh, 84, died peacefully at St. Anna's on July 6, 2014. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, she immigrated to the US in the 1950's with her husband and daughters and lived in New Orleans for the past three years. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Patrick McDonagh, her daughters Jean Walter (David), Jillian Bittner (Dean) and Mary Burke (John), her grandchildren,...
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