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

Mary Schillage Schmitt

June 20, 1924 - May 23, 2016

Mary S. Schmitt, age 91 years, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at St. Francis Villa in River Ridge, LA. Wife of the late Fred C. Schmitt. Loving mother of Mary G. Smith (Carleton) and Glenn M. McDougald (Elizabeth). Daughter of the late Angelo Schillage and Catherine Alesci Schillage. Grandmother of James A. Smith (Jennifer), Lauren A. McDougald, and Devin S. McDougald. Great grandmother of...
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Lorraine Rabalais

April 28, 1933 - May 22, 2016

Heaven gained an angel on May 22, 2016 as Lorraine Mary Wragge Rabalais went home to be with the Lord at age 83. Beloved wife of Dudley F. Rabalais for 64 years, loving mother of Rhonda Audiffred (Deric Audiffred) and Karen Simmons (Don L. Simmons). Grandmother of Crystal Ditcharo (Dominick Ditcharo III), Stephen Evans Jr. (Katie Evans) and Victoria Simmons, Daughter of the late Mary Calico...
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Michael Casey Lane

January 3, 1945 - May 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Rodney LaRocca

February 22, 1929 - May 20, 2016

Rosario Rodney LaRocca passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife Mary Antoinette Nikolac LaRocca; daughter Frankie JoAngel LaRocca Esposito (Terry Louis Esposito); grandson Michael Anthony Esposito; and great grandson Bernard Lance Esposito. He is preceded death by his parents Mary Orlando LaRocca and Joseph LaRocca; and one brother Frank LaRocca.Relatives...
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Rita May Lopez

September 1, 1922 - May 20, 2016

Rita May Normand Lopez, 93, passed away at her residence on May 20, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings and daughter Noel Lopez. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Alvin C. Lopez, Sr., daughters Rita Falterman, Catherine Lopez and Patricia Langlois (Pierre), son Alvin C. “Sparky” Lopez, Jr. (Claudia), eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. ...
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Julie Ann Prestia

December 3, 1950 - May 19, 2016

Julie Prestia Harmeyer, 65, passed away peacefully, after a year-long illness, on May 19, 2016, surrounded by family and friends, amidst her books and favorite collections. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joyce Pellenz Prestia and Joseph Prestia, Sr. Ms. Prestia is survived by her devoted son, Joshua Harmeyer, her loving brother, Joseph Prestia, Jr. and her faithful and beloved cat,...
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Mason Paul Galland

July 24, 1945 - May 19, 2016

Mason Paul Galland beloved husband of Cheryl Bruce Galland entered eternal life on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the age of 70. Son of the late Hilary and Rose Galland. Loving father of Kenneth Galland (Amy), Michelle Galland Krajcer (Sean), Michael Galland (fiance, Retha Deffes) and Sheri Galland Schielder (Roy). Grandfather of Tiffany, Megan and Victoria Galland and Anna, Austin and Alyson...
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Deirdre Isabelle Marian Duvic

July 30, 1928 - May 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Gerard Joseph Dwyer

November 21, 1927 - May 18, 2016

Gerard (Jerry) Dwyer, entered the gates of heaven, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the age of 88. Jerry was a native of New Orleans and served in the Navy, but also retired from the New Orleans Public Service Gas Department. Proceeded in death by loving wife Rosalie Oddo Dwyer, seven siblings Richard, Michael, Eva, John, Blanche and Marie. Jerry is survived by his sister Bernie Iverson, two...
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Stephen Ainsworth Reynolds

September 4, 1947 - May 18, 2016

Stephen Ainsworth Reynolds, 68, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 18, 2016. He was born in New Orleans, LA on September 4, 1947. He was preceded in death by his father, Mercer William Reynolds, his mother, Irene Skarke Reynolds, his brother, Mercer William Reynolds, his sister, Irene E. Reynolds, his niece, Catherine V. Brim and his mother-in-law, Mary C. Brigtsen. He is survived by his...
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Joseph Anthony Failla

June 15, 1922 - May 18, 2016

Dr. Joseph A. Failla passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the age of 93. He was the loving husband of the late Alberta Mae Hebert Failla for 58 years and also the loving father of their 11 children: Sharon Chauffe (Philip), Beryl Haslauer (John), Joel Marie Failla, Joseph Failla II (Ann), Anthony Failla, Carla Waite (Mike), Stephanie Knight (Tommy), David Failla (Cindy), Eileen Pigno (Mark),...
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Kenneth Elmer Tomlinson

June 10, 1935 - May 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Alma Theresa Brooks Gaines

June 26, 1920 - May 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Melinda Sue Cottingham

January 14, 1955 - May 17, 2016

Melinda Sue Cottingham on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Age 61 years.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery) on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 2:00 PM.
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Madison COMEAUX

August 15, 1991 - May 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Metairie Cemetery Assoc, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Madison Michelle Comeaux

August 15, 1991 - May 16, 2016

Madison Michelle Comeaux, entered the gates of Heaven, on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the young age of 24. Beloved daughter of Norman and Melissa Comeaux. Loving sister of Alexis, Mallory, Morgan, and Norman “Buddy” Comeaux, Jr. She is also survived by her paternal grandmother, Corinne “Pookie” Comeaux; maternal grandmother, Diane Marks; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins...
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Emily Baggese Tierney

February 11, 1921 - May 16, 2016

Emily Baggese Tierney passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the age of 95. She is survived by her loving daughter, Colleen Tierney. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles L. Tierney, Jr.; parents, Charles and Emily Baggese; brother, C. J. Baggese, Jr.; and sister, Aurelia Frentz. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins.Emily was born and raised in New Orleans,...
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Claudia Kimball

November 9, 1955 - May 13, 2016

Claudia Reynolds Kimball passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016, at the age of 60.Mother of Jaimie Kimball and the late Jenny Kimball. Daughter of the late Audrey and Morris Reynolds, Sr. Sister of Morris Reynolds, Jr., Ricky Reynolds, the late Donald Reynolds and the late Gail Reynolds. She is also survived by the father of Jaimie and Jenny David Kimball as well as numerous nieces, nephews and...
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Mary Lou Rice

February 23, 1990 - May 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Dorothy Stauter Starr

November 12, 1929 - May 12, 2016

Dorothy Stauter Starr passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the age of 86. Dorothy was born on November 12, 1929 in Moss Point, Mississippi.She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Starr; parents Charlsie Stauter and Gladys Stauter Classic; step-father Patrick Bernard Classic; brothers Rudolph (“Pinker”) and William Stauter. Dorothy is survived by her only child Grace Starr;...
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Carolyn Gillespie Tutzauer

September 10, 1930 - May 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Terrence Gagliano

October 8, 1944 - May 12, 2016

Terry J. Gagliano passed on May 12, 2016, aged 71. He will be greatly missed by his wife Cindy M. Gagliano (married 48 years), son Troy Gagliano, daughter-in-law Linea Carlson Gagliano and grandsons Cohen and Torin Gagliano. Terry was a true New Orlenian wherever he went. His countless cousins, friends and business associates will always remember his infections smile, joyous attitude, tight...
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Barbara B. Schlueter

June 15, 1948 - May 12, 2016

Barbara Bowman Schlueter passed away at her home on May 12, 2016 following an illness. She is survived by her husband Thomas Schlueter, Jr.; sons Scott Schlueter and David Schlueter (Sarah); grandchildren Kael, Keaton, and Lexi; siblings Albert Bowman, Jr. and Edward Bowman. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Betty Munster and Bonnie White.Relatives and friends of the family...
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Thomas Leonard Wulff

October 26, 1936 - May 12, 2016

Tommy Wulff passed away on Thursday May 12, 2016 after a two year battle with Melanoma. He is survived by his loving wife Martha, daughter Nancy Wulff Callaway, son-in-law Brian Callaway, son Steve and daughter-in-law Angie Bosarge Wulff. He is also survived by his granddaughter Madison Wulff and grandson Mason Wulff. He was preceded in death by his mother Vena Cates Wulff and father George...
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Gloria Jenkins

January 30, 1924 - May 12, 2016

Gloria N. Jenkins passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the age of 92 following a brief illness. Gloria was a lifelong resident of the Irish Channel. She is survived by her son Harry T. Jenkins, III (Kathleen); grandchildren Harry T. Jenkins IV (Liane), Cory P. Jenkins (Jennifer), Derek Jenkins (Jennifer), Keith G. Jenkins (K.K.), Sarah Oakes (Blake); great grandchildren Juliet, Landon and...
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Nerli Weber Grather

March 25, 1927 - May 11, 2016

Nerli Teresa Weber Grather, age 89, and a resident of Slidell, passed peacefully while surrounded by family on May 11, 2016. Born in New Orleans on March 25, 1927, to the late Manual Joseph and Teresa Lally Weber, she graduated from Nichols High School in 1943. In 1953, she built one of the first homes in Arabi Park where she continued to live and work until she was displaced by Hurricane...
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Catherine Mae Gebbia

February 23, 1930 - May 11, 2016

Catherine Mae Mossy Gebbia, age 86 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at her home in Metairie, LA. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Eldridge Gebbia. Loving mother of Catherine Ann Gebbia Phelps (Alvin “Roy” Phelps, Jr.) and Karen Ann Gattuso (the late Philip M. Gattuso, Sr.). Daughter of the late Edward Duseau Mossy and Catherine Kelly Mossy. Grandmother of Philip...
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Donald H. Loisel

November 15, 1941 - May 10, 2016

Donald Henry Loisel passed away on May 10, 2016. He was a graduate of Jesuit High School, Loyola University, and was a parishioner of St. Ann Church and Shrine. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, fishing, and playing bridge. Survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Patricia; son Rion (Kelly); daughters Barbie and Susan; granddaughters Emily and Olivia; and sister Alma McNamara....
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Antoinette Joyce Musso Bergeron

September 7, 1927 - May 9, 2016

Antoinette "Nettie" Joyce Musso Bergeron, was called home by her heavenly Father on Monday, May 9, 2016 at age 88. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rudolph A. Bergeron, Sr., her parents, Lena Alfano and Philip Musso and her brother and his wife, Col. Frank and Lucy Musso.Loving mother of Rudolph, Jr. (Jane), Philip (Colleen) and Wayne (Melissa) Bergeron. Grandmother of...
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Susan Adams-Upshaw

August 27, 1958 - May 8, 2016

Susan Michelle Adams-Upshaw, a registered pharmacist, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2016 at the age of 57 years old. Susan was born on August 27, 1958 in Columbia, South Carolina, raised in Chicago, Illinois, and was a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana for the past thirty-three years. She was preceded in death by her parents Lewis Charles Adams and Dorothea Gethers Adams, and her brother...
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William D. Alloy

January 25, 1949 - May 8, 2016

William Daniel Alloy, a native and resident of New Orleans, died on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Ochsner Hospital. Age 67. Son of the late Daniel Rojas Alloy and Irene Vogt Alloy. He is survived by numerous cousins. Mr. Alloy was employed by the Army Corps of Engineers for 38 years until his retirement in 2012. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Resurrection of Our Lord...
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Mary Rafidi Smith

September 15, 1958 - May 8, 2016

Mary Rafidi Smith entered into Eternal rest on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th at the young age of 57 years. She was the loving mother of Julia Lindsey Smith (her miracle child). She was the beloved Wife of the late Carl Smith, Jr. Daughter of Widad I. Rafidi and of the late Jaser Nicola Rafidi, Sister of Nicholas Rafidi, David Rafidi (Holly), and Catherine Rafidi Durr (Joseph), Sister-in-law...
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Patrick Godbey

November 18, 1968 - May 8, 2016

Patrick David Godbey, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 9 in New Orleans, LA. He was 47 years old.Patrick leaves behind his wife Tori, children Michael and Leah, his mother Priscilla foster, stepfather Tom Foster and sister Emily Godbey. A native of Houston, Texas who enthusiastically embraced life as a New Orleanian. He attended St. John's School, and graduated from Episcopal High...
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Sandra L. WOOD

November 24, 1945 - May 8, 2016

Sandra L. Wood passed away on May 8, 2016, at age 70. She is survived by her husband, James Earl Wood; sister Catherine Markey Mendoza (James); brothers Daniel Louis Markey, Jr. (Dorothy); and James Michael Markey (Cynthia); she is also succeeded by a multitude of nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews and her beloved canine companion Mandy. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents...
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Richard B. Spangenberg

September 18, 1926 - May 8, 2016

Richard (Dick) Blossman Spangenberg, 89, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Nicole; their children, Dominique Laan (Cyril); Marc Spangenberg (Marianne) and Caroline Walker (Duncan); grandchildren Sefton Spangenberg (Aimee), Ashley Spangenberg, Jason Laan, Nicole Laan, Christopher Laan, Ian Walker, Charlotte Walker...
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Lloyd Otis Bingham

January 16, 1950 - May 8, 2016

Lloyd O. Bingham, resident of New Orleans, died on May 8, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.Lloyd is survived by his wife, Leslie Saiewitz Bingham, his children: Michael Brock, Bryan Lloyd, daughter-in-law Joann Lawson, and Joy Lylian, and his grand-daughter Lylian Roccaforte.In 1973, Lloyd graduated from the Tulane School of Engineering and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a...
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Gloria D. Wehmeyer

April 20, 1927 - May 8, 2016

Gloria D. “Lita” Wehmeyer passed away on Sunday May 8, 2016, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Augusto Wehmeyer. She is survived by her children Nelly Saybe (Daniel), Augusto Wehmeyer, Ingrid Toruno (Hector), Alfred Wehmeyer (Christina), Nancy Guidry (Lonnie), Diana Diaz (Jose), and Elmer Wehmeyer (Loretta); nineteen grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren...
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Robert Kent Mitchell

May 8, 1934 - May 7, 2016

New Orleans native, Robert Kent Mitchell died peacefully Saturday, May 7, one day before his 82nd birthday. Kent was born May 8, 1934, at Touro Infirmary to Robert and Dean Kent Mitchell. He grew up in Jefferson Parish, graduating from Newman School in 1950. He received a BA in History in 1954 from Davidson College in North Carolina. After graduation, he served in the Transportation Corps at...
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Marvin Lee Owens

January 24, 1939 - May 7, 2016

Marvin Lee Owens, Jr., age 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 7, 2016.Marvin is survived by his wife. Dolores Villafarra Owens; his children, Kelly Owens Dennis (Mark) and Scott Michael Owens; his step-children, Marc Braquet, Aaron Burgau (Kim) and Briana Burgau Henry (Corey); his grandchildren, Jonathan and Ryan Dennis and Noah and Oliver Burgau.He is preceded...
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Auburn A. Quigley

January 14, 1930 - May 7, 2016

Auburn A. “Rock” Quigley, Sr. died peacefully at home in Metairie, LA on May 7, 2016 at the age of 86.Auburn is preceded in death by his beloved "Doll", Marian Perilloux Quigley of 66 years. He is also preceded in death by his parents; Edwin Quigley, Sr. & Agnes Smith Quigley; siblings, Edwin Quigley, Jr., Gloria Quigley Schroeder and Jackie Quigley LaNasa.He is...
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Douglas P. Levey

March 26, 1926 - May 7, 2016

Douglas P. Levey, a lifelong resident of New Orleans and Owner of M. Pokorny and Son’s Limited Retail Shoe Store passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the age of 90. He was a longtime member of First Church of Christ Scientist on Nashville Street, a member of the Young Business Men’s Association, member of International House and World Trade Center, Friends of the Cabildo, Kiwanis...
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Paul E. Ayo

July 21, 1941 - May 6, 2016

Paul E. Ayo, Jr. passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016 in Hammond, LA. Paul was born in New Orleans, LA on July 21, 1941 to Paul E. Ayo, Sr. and Noelie Becnel Ayo. After graduating from Loyola University, he went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Paul is survived by his brother Martin Joseph Ayo (Elizabeth); nieces Amanda Oramous (Chris), Lisa Rogers (James), and Amy...
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Desiree Marie Ledet

August 9, 1961 - May 6, 2016

DESIREE MARIE LEDET, an actor personally trained by famed acting coach Sanford Meisner and who appeared in many local, regional and New York productions throughout her three-decades long career, passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, May 6, 2016. She was 54 years old. A native of New Orleans, Desiree received her bachelor’s degree in theatre from Southeastern...
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Albert E. Pukof

March 19, 1927 - May 6, 2016

Albert E. Pukof passed away on May 6, 2016. Husband of Charlene Dulitz Pukof; father of Donna Fury(Andrew) and Rhonda Guttuso(Frank); grandfather of Matthew, Joshua and Adam. He was the brother-in-law of Harris and Rosalie Dulitz, Dr. Lester and Diane Dulitz, Fred Hirsch and the late Linda Hirsch. Also survived by a host of family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and...
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Catherine Bellais Flores

December 6, 1940 - May 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Placid Joseph Tamporello

February 18, 1921 - May 5, 2016

Placid Joseph Tamporello, lovingly known to all as “P J” or “PawPaw”, age 95 years, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Pawpaw was married to his wife, Vauda, (who passed in January of 2015), for 70 years. Loving father of Mary Dunn (the late Wallace Dunn), JoAnn Dornbush (Bill Dornbush), Audra Richard (Pat Richard), Joe Tamporello (JoAnne Gambina), P. J. Tamporello, Jr...
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Carol Ann Brown Pieri

August 14, 1939 - May 5, 2016

On the morning of Thursday May 5, 2016, Carol Ann Brown Pieri passed away peacefully at her home. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister in law and friend who will be greatly missed by many.Carol was preceded in death by her mother, Althea Hanlon, and her father, Louis Brown, grandparents, John and Annie Catherine Dussor, her in laws, Ugo and Luigia Pieri and her best friend since...
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Clarence Dowling Wolbrette

June 16, 1953 - May 5, 2016

Clarence D. (Pete) WolbretteClarence D. (“Pete”) Wolbrette, 62, of New Orleans, Louisiana passed away peacefully at home on May 5, 2016 after a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. In his last illness, as in his life, Pete found happiness in music and, from a hospital bed, watched videos of this year’s Jazz Fest performance of the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot...
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Robert John Centanni

December 5, 1950 - May 4, 2016

Robert John Centanni, Sr., 65, passed away in Metairie, Louisiana on May 4, 2016.He is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony J. Centanni and Rosemary G. Centanni.He is survived by his wife Mary T. Centanni, sons, Robert John Centanni, Jr., James Randolph Centanni, Eric Anthony Centanni, brother, Anthony J. Centanni, Jr. (Cecilia), sisters, Beverly C. Spivey (Gene), Barbara C. deMahy (Tommy)...
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Terry Wynn Boullion

November 12, 1941 - May 4, 2016

Terry Boullion passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. He was 74 years old. Loving companion for 21 years to Linda Dufrechou. Beloved father of Terri Boullion Chappuis and Matt Boullion (Crystal). Grandfather of Mason, Brice, and Luke Chappuis, and Isaac and Laura Boullion. Brother of Caroline Fruge, Gaynell Melancon, and Sherry LeBlanc. Son of the late Louis and Marjorie Hernandez Boullion. He is...
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Eleonore M. Perez

September 30, 1927 - May 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Lorraine Alva Stennett

July 9, 1924 - May 3, 2016

Lorraine Alva Gitz Stennett, born July 9, 1924 in New Orleans to Louis Alvin Gitz and Mathilda Rose Leininger Gitz, passed away at age 91 on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the home of her daughter and under the excellent care of Faith Presbyterian Hospice. She was the widow of John G. Stennett, Sr., and was predeceased by her sister, Sr. Genevieve Gitz of the Marianites of the Holy Cross and her...
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Alexa Catalina Gonzalez

April 18, 2016 - May 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Charles Michael Caminita

July 26, 1939 - May 2, 2016

Charles Michael Caminita, 76, passed away on May 2, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana surrounded by his family.He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lillian Caminita and his sister Rosemary Turner.He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly Caminita, his sons, Chuck Caminita (Tricia) and Brett Caminita (Sheree) and his grandchildren, Connor, Kaitlyn and Cullin Caminita, and...
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Rose Mary Stewart Baldioceda

January 24, 1921 - May 2, 2016

Rose Mary Stewart Baldioceda, on Monday, May 2, 2016, at the age of 95. Daughter of the late Samuel and Rita Jung Stewart; wife of the late Eduardo Baldioceda II; mother of Bro. Eduardo Baldioceda III, Teresa LeNormand (Elliot), Rose Kuhnell (Chester), and Monica Peri (Vincent); sister of the late Dorothy Stewart Farnet and Samuel Barton Stewart, Jr. She is also survived by eight grandchildren,...
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James William Fisher

May 22, 1925 - May 1, 2016

James W. Fisher passed away on May 1, 2016. He was born in Startex (formerly Tucapau), South Carolina on May 22, 1925. He was a pharmacologist, medical educator, scientist and genealogist. Dr. Fisher received the Experimental Therapeutics Award from the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) in 1992 for his lifetime work on erythropoietin and educating medical...
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Nora Held

December 29, 1957 - May 1, 2016

Nora Julia Bowler Held went home to the Lord on Sunday, May 1, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Nora is preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Rosemary Bowler, many aunts and uncles, and her son Peter Daniel. She leaves behind her husband Lenny, daughters Laura (John), Heather and Emily, son, Lenny, granddaughter Josephine, and seventeen siblings. Nora was well loved by all who knew her....
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William Joseph Young

January 14, 1956 - April 30, 2016

William “Willie” Joseph Young met his Lord on Saturday, April 30th at the age of 60 years old. A heart attack took him from this world much sooner than anyone could have expected. Willie was born on January 14, 1956 in New Orleans, LA. He was a proud graduate of Redemptorist High School, going on to play baseball at Delgado and UNO. His successful career in sales is highlighted by his...
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Ethel Jewel Thibodeaux

February 28, 1922 - April 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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William Joseph Ryan

September 26, 1921 - April 29, 2016

William Joseph Ryan, Jr. passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the age of 94. Son of the late Thelma Bulger Ryan and William J. Ryan, Mr. Ryan attended Jesuit High School and received degrees from Loyola University and Julliard School of Performing Arts. His career as a baritone singer was highlighted by performances at the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, and venues across the United...
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Bonnie Hyland Daniel

June 14, 1941 - April 29, 2016

Bonnie Hyland Daniel, age 74 years, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Timothy Bell Daniel. Loving mother of Laura Roberts (Todd), Kelly Bourgeois (Kirk), and Erin Hayden (Chris). Grandmother of Briana Daniel, Charlotte Bourgeois, and William Roberts. Sister of Bernard F. Hyland, III (Patricia). Daughter of the late Bernard F. Hyland, Jr. and Althea DeLaneuville...
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Mary Lynn Parent Farnet

November 22, 1934 - April 28, 2016

Mary Lynn Parent Farnet, a loving mother, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the age of 81.Beloved wife of the late Hugh J. Farnet, Jr. Mother of Hugues J. “Pete” Farnet III, Leslie Farnet Price (Johnny), Chris Marie Farnet, and Jeanne Farnet Paisant (Johnny); grandchildren Jenna Price Rice (Brent), Justin Edward Price, Anthony John LaGuardia Jr. (Brittani), Kallie...
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Mildred Marie MEEHAN

January 18, 1927 - April 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Anthony Joseph BUA

June 7, 1961 - April 26, 2016

Anthony Joseph Bua, Jr. (Tony) went to meet our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at the age of 54. Beloved son of the late Anthony and Louise Bua, brother of the late Cathy and Stephen Bua. Survived by his loving wife Jodie, two sons Tony III and Chris, grandson Anthony Joseph "Blaze" Bua IV, daughter-in-law Taylor, sisters Sheila Bua, Cindy Bishop, Wanda Bua and Margaret...
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Cheryl Frame Klein

August 8, 1950 - April 26, 2016

Cheryl Frame Klein passed away peacefully in New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of 65.Cheryl is survived by her husband of forty years, Dr. A. James Klein; her children, Jessica Anne Klein Sintes (Steve) and Adam Douglas Klein both of New Orleans and grandchildren, Jameson D. Sintes and Stella A. Sintes; siblings Dr. William A. Frame (Lorie) of Forsyth, Illinois and Teresa Anne Frame of Silver...
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Ethel C. Buckley

March 12, 1918 - April 26, 2016

Ethel Cancienne Buckley, age 98, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, James H. Buckley and her brothers, Alden, Warren and Joseph Cancienne.She is survived by her children, Tom Buckley (Heather), Pat Buckley (Patti), Cindy Koenig (Paul) and Arleen Troyer (Drew); her sisters, Ione Muhs and Lou LoCascio; grandchildren, Allison Claxton, Melissa...
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Young Youn Hang

April 15, 1926 - April 26, 2016

Young Youn Hang, age 90 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in New Orleans, LA. Beloved husband of the late Ty Chheon. Loving father of Dour Kuy (Leng Kuy) and Xy Phay Thong (Hac Thong). Grandfather of Cathy Ton (Anthony Ton), Carlina Kuy (Stephen Roussel), Jeannie Thong, and Kristy Thong. Great grandfather of Haley Ton, Sydney Ton, Katie Ton, and Julien Roussel.Relatives and friends of...
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John Raymond Flores

December 4, 1928 - April 25, 2016

John J.R. "Jim" Flores was born in New Orleans on December 4, 1928 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 25, 2016 at age 87. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean Hilburn Flores. He graduated from Warren Easton High School. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving as a Sergeant in the Korean War. He owned All-Phase Pest Control...
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Robert Burns Fisher

September 8, 1943 - April 25, 2016

Robert “Rob” Burns Fisher, Jr., died, Monday, April 25, 2016 peacefully at his New Orleans home after a long illness. He is survived by his devoted wife Lisa and their son Robert Burns Fisher, III; his brothers, Michael Kilpatrick Fisher (Gladys) of New Orleans, LA, and Lawrason Douglas Fisher of St. Francisville, LA; sisters-in-law Amy L. Miller (Barry Yager), Rebecca M. Reitman ...
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Frank J. Dalia

November 10, 1928 - April 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Danny L. Gill

March 11, 1953 - April 25, 2016

Danny L. Gill passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, at the age of 63.Danny is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Debra Gauthier Gill; his son Danny L. Gill Jr.; his granddaughter Kaylee Lynn Hesse and his mother-in-law Joyce Gauthier. His brothers Lonnie Gill Sr.; Jerry Gill and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his daughter Deidre Lynn Gill; his brother Ronnie Gill;...
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Frank W. Roccaforte

May 6, 1927 - April 24, 2016

Frank W. Roccaforte, 88, passed on to eternal life on Sunday, April 24, 2016 in Covington, LA. After his service to the United States Navy, Frank attended Tulane University and Loyola University Law School. He had been a practicing Attorney in the New Orleans area since 1952 and was a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Jefferson Bar Association, and St....
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Thomas Eugene O'Neill

December 23, 1941 - April 24, 2016

Thomas Eugene O’Neill passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the age of 74.Beloved husband of the late JoAnn K. O’Neill.Thomas was born on December 23, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri to his late parents Eugene and Celeste R. O’Neill. He was a resident of Metairie for 64 years.Tommy is survived by his children Joseph T. O’Neill, Susan O’Neill-Good (Earnest), and Paul...
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Joseph Paul Spano

January 20, 1941 - April 24, 2016

Joseph Paul Spano passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at age 75. Beloved husband of Marie Theresa Galiano Spano. Son of the late Anthony Spano and Rose Najiola Spano. Father of Joseph M. Spano, John A. Spano and James A. Spano. Brother of Kate Charrier. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and one brother. Grandfather of Tiffani, Ashley, Rebecca and Jodi Spano. Great grandfather of...
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Carol Anthony Battistella

February 9, 1940 - April 24, 2016

Carol Anthony Battistella (Bat), age 76, passed away at his home in Covington, LA on April 24, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Virginia Baio Battistella, daughter Lori Battistella Sharp (Andrew), daughter Carrie Battistella Pohto (Jamie), and son Greg Battistella (Rachel Stiebing). He is the loving grandfather of Drew Sharp, Zachary Pohto, Logan Sharp (Gabrielle Palma), Jessica Pohto...
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Jaunita Kinsey

June 26, 1918 - April 24, 2016

Jaunita Kinsey passed away on April 24, 2016 at the age of 97. She was the beloved wife of the late Ross Horton (Buck) Kinsey and mother of Genda Tschirn of New Orleans, LA. Grandmother of Leigh Ann Schell (McGready Richeson) and Bradley Jude Tschirn (Marie). Great grandmother of Ross Tschirn, Kinsey Schell, Anna Tschirn, Caroline Schell, Clayton Schell, and James Tschirn. Jaunita, better known...
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Jake Brocato

November 18, 1922 - April 24, 2016

Jake Brocato, Jr. passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the age of 93.Beloved husband of the late Evelyn Hall Brocato.Jake is survived by his daughter Roseann Vesely (Michael); son Jake E. Brocato (Eileen); stepdaughters Melanie Daigle (Carroll) and Geralyn Bethancourt (Paul); sister Virginia Engeron ( the late Bert); grandchildren Maria Melerine (Scott), Kerri Lightel (Ricky...
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Elizabeth Ruth Higgins

November 20, 1928 - April 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Marie C. Callihan

August 20, 1931 - April 24, 2016

Marie C. Callihan passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the age of 84. Daughter of the late Carl J. and Blanche Zitzman Callihan, she was preceeded in death by her loving sister, Blanche Callihan Yeager. She is survived by her loving siblings Ruth Anne Bateman, John, Charles, and Carl Raymond Callihan. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.Marie was born and raised in...
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Patricia Ann Guagliardo

July 28, 1936 - April 23, 2016

Patricia Ann Perilloux Guagliardo, 79, passed away at her home in Arabi, LA on April 23, 2016.She is preceded in death by her parents, Felix Perilloux, Sr. and Hattie R. Perilloux, husband, Nicholas J. Guagliardo Sr., daughter, Kathryn G. Hebert, sisters, Betty LeRouge, Ida Beck, Suzanne Perilloux and Adeline Farris, brother, Felix Perilloux, Jr.She is survived by her daughter, Lisa G. Perrodin ...
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Armond John Lombas

May 26, 1940 - April 23, 2016

Armond John Lombas, Jr., a native of New Orleans and a resident of Denham Springs, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the age of 75. Beloved husband for 53 years to Nancy Kelley Lombas. Loving father of Janet Marie Lombas. Son of the late Armond and Lillian Dash Lombas. He is also survived by a brother, Edward Lombas, and beloved brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.Armond graduated in...
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Mary Etta Ponseti

April 7, 1933 - April 23, 2016

Mary Etta Farr Ponseti passed away April 23, 2016, in Sandy, UT, at the age of 83. She is survived by her sons Luke (Margaret) and Matthew (Lenette); daughters Monica (Richard Olinde), Christi (William Kirkikis), and Allison (Francis Novak); granddaughters Whitney, Mariel, Jacqueline, Adrienne, Anna, Christiana, Marcelle, and Caroline; grandsons Mark, Clayton, John, James, Mark, William, Walker,...
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Mason Cruz Villagran

November 23, 2013 - April 22, 2016

Mason “MaeMae" Cruz Villagran was called home to be an Angel with the Lord on April 22, 2016 at 1:41 PM. Mason was born to Christopher & Stephanie Villagran on November 23, 2013 with his twin sister Malaya. Grandparents: Ruben and Pam Villagran, Maria Viada and Hamrick Selby, Barbara Cheramie and the late Jeffery Cheramie Sr. Aunts: Ronda Ortego and Wendy Maronge. Uncle:...
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Dorothy Vitari

February 27, 1925 - April 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Mildred Gilberti

July 14, 1917 - April 22, 2016

Mildred Gilberti “MeMe” passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016. She was 98 years old. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Gilberti. Loving mother of Dolores Gilberti Sens (the late George Newell Sens), Joseph Gilberti (Deborah), and Frank Gilberti (Rosalie). Grandmother of George Newell Sens, Jr., Tanya Sens Blake (Robert), Joseph Gilberti (Heather), and Jeffry Gilberti (Chrissie). ...
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Robert E. Kennedy

October 1, 1934 - April 22, 2016

Robert Earl Kennedy on Friday, April 22, 2016. Age 81 years. Beloved husband of Jeanne Marie Kennedy. Loving father of Robert E. Kennedy, Jr, Amy J. Kennedy, Christopher A. Kennedy, Cecilia Kennedy Baradell and the late Lucille Marie Gremillion. Grandfather of Christopher Kennedy, Jr, Patrick Kennedy, Brooke Carnahan, Brittany Clifton and Chad Baradell. Great grandfather of Christopher Kennedy,...
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Robert Ray Livingston

May 23, 1924 - April 21, 2016

Robert Ray Livingston, Sr. passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016. He was 91 years old. Beloved husband of the late Marie Pomes Livingston. Loving father of Robert Livingston, Jr. and Darren Livingston. He is also survived by four brothers, and many nieces and nephews.Robert was a mechanic with the Orleans Parish Levee District for over twenty years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, and...
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William Alter Watson

August 6, 1926 - April 21, 2016

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

December 22, 1958 - April 20, 2016

John Mathieu Gatti, Jr., a plant pathologist, died battling cancer at his home on April 20, 2016. He was 57. He was born in New Orleans, but resided in Boca Raton, FL for the last 25 years. He is survived by his mother, Marion T. Gatti; his loving children Ursula G. Rafer, John M. Gatti III, Marietta G. Brackeen and Katlyn M. Gatti; three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Brother of...
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Billie Neapollioun

October 20, 1937 - April 20, 2016

Billie Neapollioun Jr. passed away on April 20, 2016 at the age of 78 after a short battle with bone cancer. He was born October 20, 1937. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He attended Loyola University where he obtained his degree in Accounting and Commercial Arts. He was a retired US Postal worker and then went on to own a business for many years. He was a longtime...
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Eugene Anthony Jaeger

July 8, 1929 - April 19, 2016

Gene was born in New Orleans, LA and was raised and resided in Metairie, LA.He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Princeton. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Good ‘Ole Metairie Boys.He was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline Surcouf Jaeger, his...
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Dianne Heinsz Ziegler

December 9, 1947 - April 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Elvira Dorsa

November 18, 1920 - April 19, 2016

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

August 10, 1924 - April 17, 2016

John Byrns “Pal” Anderson, devoted husband of the late Beverly Roussel Anderson, father to John Scott (Janie), Cindy Harlan (David), Nancy Stokes (David), Robert Alan, and Joan Volle (Thomas), and grandfather to Emily Jane Anderson, Christopher (fiancée Hannah), Mark (Laurie), and Scott (Kate) Harlan, Patrick (Diana), Gregory (Samantha), Douglas (Sarah), and Caroline Claire...
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Genella Ann Roy Zahn

March 29, 1934 - April 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Magdalena Sofia Alfonso

January 20, 1941 - April 16, 2016

Magdalena “Magda” Sofia Alfonso passed away on April 16, 2016 at age 75. She was a life long resident of New Orleans, La. She was a graduate of the Academy of the Sacred Heart. Magda was employed by Michael J. Rapier Investments for many years.Magda was preceded in death by her mother, Carmen B. Alfonso, aunt Connie B. Reed, uncles Henry Bellini and Eloy Bellini, son Michael K. Reed,...
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Audrey S. Lynch

April 9, 1927 - April 16, 2016

Audrey S. Lynch, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016.She is survived by her daughter, Laura L. Haindle (George); her three grandchildren, Amanda B. Fonseca (Paul), Erin A. Haindle and Matthew J. Haindle; her great-grandchild, Ethan Fonseca; and her sister, Elaine Jacob.She is preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Joseph A. Lynch; her daughter, Charlotte L....
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Yolande Millet Haggerty

April 27, 1917 - April 16, 2016

Yolande Millet Haggerty passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at age 98. Loving wife of the late Judge Edward A. Haggerty, Jr. Daughter of the late Louis Leopold Millet and Alicia Deroche. Mother of the late Baby Edward A. Haggerty, III. Sister of the late Thelezia, Alvin, Optat, Elodie, Theresa, Alice, Yvonne, Marguerite and Lucy. Beloved and adoring aunt and second mother of Julia S....
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Suzanne Melancon Montgomery

October 23, 1932 - April 16, 2016

Suzanne M. Montgomery, age 83 years, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at her home in Mandeville, LA. Beloved wife of E. Clarke Montgomery for 62 years. Loving mother of Suzanne M. Fleming (the late Robert F. Fleming, Jr.), Michael G. Montgomery (Donna C. Montgomery), and the late Katherine A. Montgomery and E. Clarke “Skip” Montgomery, Jr. Grandmother of Matthew C. Fleming,...
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Elaine Rita Belcher

February 4, 1920 - April 15, 2016

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