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

Eleanor Wolfe

September 1, 1938 - September 14, 2014

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

August 19, 1920 - September 13, 2014

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

January 14, 1933 - September 13, 2014

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

April 3, 1947 - September 12, 2014

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

May 3, 1949 - September 12, 2014

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

December 8, 1916 - September 12, 2014

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

February 2, 1922 - September 12, 2014

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

April 13, 1926 - September 11, 2014

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

December 20, 1936 - September 11, 2014

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

September 11, 1926 - September 11, 2014

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

April 5, 1924 - September 10, 2014

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

March 9, 1921 - September 10, 2014

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

December 21, 1919 - September 10, 2014

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

March 22, 1928 - September 9, 2014

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

August 8, 1929 - September 8, 2014

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

May 25, 1982 - September 8, 2014

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

August 26, 1928 - September 8, 2014

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

June 16, 1946 - September 8, 2014

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

August 16, 1955 - September 8, 2014

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

December 13, 1922 - September 7, 2014

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

August 26, 1944 - September 6, 2014

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

January 5, 1934 - September 5, 2014

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

March 29, 1922 - September 5, 2014

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

September 20, 1923 - September 4, 2014

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

February 5, 1950 - September 3, 2014

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

January 26, 1920 - September 2, 2014

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

September 5, 1923 - September 2, 2014

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

April 4, 1933 - September 2, 2014

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

April 14, 1936 - September 1, 2014

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

February 4, 1928 - September 1, 2014

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

February 23, 1927 - August 31, 2014

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

March 22, 1937 - August 31, 2014

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

June 16, 1922 - August 30, 2014

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

March 27, 1922 - August 30, 2014

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

April 14, 1932 - August 30, 2014

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

January 16, 1992 - August 30, 2014

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

November 2, 1931 - August 30, 2014

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

January 23, 1974 - August 29, 2014

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

October 5, 1922 - August 29, 2014

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

December 15, 1942 - August 29, 2014

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

November 10, 1923 - August 28, 2014

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

May 5, 1928 - August 28, 2014

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

June 18, 1917 - August 28, 2014

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

September 22, 1937 - August 28, 2014

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

September 28, 1932 - August 27, 2014

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

July 7, 1930 - August 27, 2014

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

August 1, 1929 - August 27, 2014

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

October 14, 1918 - August 26, 2014

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

May 5, 1957 - August 25, 2014

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

January 4, 1924 - August 25, 2014

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

September 26, 1944 - August 25, 2014

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

September 5, 1933 - August 24, 2014

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

September 2, 1942 - August 24, 2014

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

May 24, 1922 - August 24, 2014

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

August 20, 1967 - August 23, 2014

George Papapanagiotou passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the age of 47. Beloved son of Ioannis and Tasia Papapanagiotou, and brother of Bill (Amy) Pappas. He will be dearly missed by his nieces and nephew, Cleo Pappas, Stefanie Pappas, Casey Pappas, Alexandra Polyderas and John “Jack” Levendis.Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Service at...
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Merle Schaeffer Pelias

May 15, 1918 - August 23, 2014

Merle Schaeffer Pelias, 96, a native of New Orleans, La, recently of Lake Charles, La, died Saturday August 23, 2014. She was born May 15, 1918 to Eugene and Valerie Schaeffer. Merle is preceded in death by her husband; Gus M. Pelias, Sr. and her parents. Merle was a loving mother to Michele Bailey, Gus M. Pelias, Jr. and Ronald Pelias. A brother; Eugene Schaeffer also survives. Merle has seven...
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Elaine S. Armato

January 6, 1924 - August 22, 2014

Elaine Staack Armato on Friday, August 22, 2014, age 90 years, was called home to be with her parents and sisters. Beloved wife of the late Jacob J. Armato, Sr. Mother to Cheryl Smith (Lewis) and Jacob J. Armato, Jr. (the late Cynthia). Grandmother to Scott and Mary Smith, Taylor and Lesli Smith, and Adam Armato. Great grandmother to Isabella, Luke and Fisher Smith and Mia Armato. Aunt to...
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Martha Jane C Sabrio

January 4, 1925 - August 22, 2014

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

September 29, 1921 - August 21, 2014

Doris H. Schlotterer went home to join her beloved husband, the late Joseph F. Schlotterer, Jr. (Joe) on August 21, 2014 at the age of 92. Doris was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family was the joy of her life. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and traveling and spent the last four years enjoying life at Sunrise Senior Living of Metairie. She is survived by...
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Kaitlyn Denese Pitfield

July 2, 1992 - August 21, 2014

KAITLYN DENESE PITFIELD earned her wings on August 21, 2014 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston Texas. She was 22 years old. Kaity had been fighting hard for 11 weeks against HLH and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. She is the beloved, beautiful daughter of Cheryl Bergeron Pitfield and James (Mike) Pitfield. Kaity was blessed to know true love with her companion of 5-1/2 years, Clark Capone. He...
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Doris H. Schlotterer

September 21, 1921 - August 21, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Gloria Lapiana Lee

October 19, 1926 - August 21, 2014

Laura “Gloria” Lapiana Lee passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on August 21. Gloria was the daughter of George and Lena Lapiana and was a native of New Orleans. She attended St Joseph’s School and Loyola University. Gloria married the late Billy Orin Lee and resided in Metairie where she devoted her life to her family. Gloria is survived by her...
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Alicia Gonzalez Icamina

March 28, 1922 - August 20, 2014

Alicia G. Icamina, 92, peacefully passed away 8-20-2014. She was born in Chile to the late Manuel and Berta Gonzalez. She was married to the late Lorenzo Icamina in 1964; they lived in NOLA, before relocating to Covington LA.Alicia is also survived by Maria and Alexander Luarca, Esperanza and Robert Boehm, Enriqueta Araos and Berta Gonzalez. Niece Cecilia (Rosa) and Craig Diebold. Amanda and Alex...
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Lois B. Deslatte

January 8, 1929 - August 20, 2014

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

May 6, 1941 - August 19, 2014

Walker Young Ronaldson, Jr. Died on August 19, 2014 at Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, due to complications of a cerebral aneurysm.Mr. Ronaldson was born May 6, 1941, in Baton Rouge, LA. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School and Washington & Lee University, in Lexington, VA. In addition, he earned an MA in English, and Jurist Doctor from Tulane University, New Orleans. After working in New...
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Beverly L. Burg

September 15, 1925 - August 19, 2014

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

July 27, 1928 - August 18, 2014

Jules Joseph Montecino native of New Orleans passed August 18th 2014 in Nashville, TN beloved husband of Ruth Montecino Father of Julia Hembree, Doris Horne and the late Dave Bertrand. He leaves behind six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Veteran of the US Army and retired from Jefferson Parish School Board. He will be loved and missed by all.Relatives and friends are invited to attend...
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Raymond Muro

August 22, 1926 - August 18, 2014

Raymond Miles Muro Jr, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife and family at the age of 88. He departed this life and entered the gates of Heaven on Monday, August 18, 2014.“Pops” is survived by his wife & Love of His Life of 64 years, Elaine Schultis Muro; his five children, Daniel Raymond Muro (Kathrina), Gregory Paul Muro (Kathy), Loren Muro Comeaux (Michael...
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Catherine Sewell

May 3, 1958 - August 18, 2014

Catherine Sims Sewell passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014, age 56. Beloved mother of Logan N. Sewell. Sister of Gerald N. Sims, Jr., MD and the late Robert V. Sims. Step-sister of Missy Jackson Adam. Preceded in death by her parents Lois Waite Sims and Gerald N. Sims, Sr. Also survived by a niece, two nephews and numerous friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral...
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Susan Amelia Becnel

July 17, 1953 - August 18, 2014

Susan Amelia “Peaches” Becnel, 61, of Gonzales, Louisiana and Katy, Texas died August 18, 2014 in Gonzales. She was born July 17, 1953 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Luther and Doris (Castaing) Bowers. She is survived by husband, Thomas G. Becnel; daughter, Stefanie Ellen Greig; and two sons, Jason Eric and Jake Thomas Becnel, and one sister Carol Courouleau. Susan is further survived...
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Sheila Grace Palmisano

February 11, 1943 - August 17, 2014

Sheila Grace Palmisano passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at age 71. Beloved daughter of the late Dominic Felix Palmisano and Grace E. Davis Palmisano.Sister of D. J. Palmisano and wife Sandra. Aunt of Monique Mayuex (Maurice), Christina Zeringue (Claude), Andrea Wight (Robert) and Joshua Palmisano. Also survived by seven great nieces and nephews.Relatives and friends are invited to attend...
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Sandra Walsh Brassette

March 13, 1949 - August 16, 2014

Sandra Walsh Brassette, left her earthly home to be with God in heaven on Saturday August 16, 2014. She leaves behind to mourn her husband, FJ Brassette, Scott Walsh (Amy) her son, Brandy Brassette, her daughter and stepchildren including Bruce Brassette, Edward Dane Brassette, and Lance Brassette. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren. Sandra is further survived by two sisters, Muriel...
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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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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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Joseph Mortimer Dean Nadell

September 7, 1942 - August 14, 2014

Joseph M. Nadell, M.D., F.A.C.S., 71, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan Dyle Nadell, daughter Kimberly Nadell of Boston, son David Nadell (Katherine) and grandchildren Joseph and Madeline of San Jose, and sister Naomi Escalante of New York. He was preceded in death by his brother Avrom Nadell.Dr. Nadell was born in New...
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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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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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Milton Conrad Vigo

June 10, 1924 - August 8, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, 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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