Mae Evelyn Cagnolatti Fenger

  • Born: November 10, 1921
  • Died: October 24, 2010
  • Location: Metairie, Louisiana

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
Tel. (504) 486-6331

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mae Evelyn Cagnolatti Fenger, a retired school secretary, died on Sunday, October 24, 2010, age 88. Beloved wife of the late Burnett Fenger. Mother of Mary F. Marocco, Denise F. Floyd and Robert Fenger (spouse, Julie Guillory Fenger.) Grandmother of Kimberly M. Caparotta (spouse Kevin Caparotta), Natalie Floyd, Ray Marie Fenger, Caroline Fenger, and Robert Fenger, Jr. Great-grandmother of David Caparotta. Daughter of the late William P. Cagnolatti and Haydee Poche Cagnolatti. Sister of Phyllis C. Andry and the late Bruce Cagnolatti, Lloyd Cagnolatti and Wilba C. Bourgeois. Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fenger was born in St. James, LA and lived in New Orleans for 46 years, and in Metairie for the past 21 years. She retired as School Secretary at Andrew Jackson Elementary School after 29 years.
She was a member of St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church where she served as an usher for 15 years. She was a member and officer of the Young Elders.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM.

Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear about Aunt Mae. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you. Would have made services but just found out this afternoon. Love, Debbie Cagnolatti Ordoyne

Posted by Debbie Cagnolatti Ordoyne - Thibodaux, LA - Niece And Godchild   October 28, 2010

Denise and Natalie,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at his difficult time. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss.

Cheryl Spring

Posted by Cheryl Spring - Covington, LA - Friend   October 27, 2010

Dearest Family of Mae, I am a friend from St. Clement of Rome Church. She was an inspriation to all who knew her. I will always cherish her Christmas ornaments which I received from her yearly. I send prayers with God's blessing, Forever

Posted by Leona Roy - Metairie, LA - Friend   October 27, 2010

Dear Mary, Denise, Bobbie, Julie and the rest of your family,
Mae was such a wonderful person- I have such fond memories of your Mom at Jackson School. One closest to my heart was when she had to drive me to the hospital because my water bag had broken. She was as calm as she could be! And.. after delivering me to the hospital, she went to pick up my mother because she couldn't drive and brought her to me! I'll never forget your mother's kindness and friendship! I will truly miss her! Sending you our love and prayers at this time!! She was so proud of all of you!
Love, Patrice and Geoff

Posted by Patrice and Geoff Willard - New Orleans, LA - Friend from Andrew Jackson Elem   October 27, 2010

Such a sad day, we will all morn her passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Mae's family and friends.
We loved you Ms. Mae and wil miss you dearly.

Lynn & Jules, Jason, Jamie, Justin, Jeanee'

Posted by Lynn & Jules Giavotella and Family - Metairie, LA - Friend/Nieghbor   October 26, 2010

Kim, Mary, Denise, Robert and Family, Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. I have the fondest memories of Mrs. Fenger and her love and devotion for all of your family. Please know you are in my prayers.

Angelle Maurin Buckley

Posted by Angelle Maurin Buckley - Stone Mountain, GA - Family Friend   October 26, 2010

Sending our deepest condolences to all the family. What a Great lady!
Love You All

Posted by Raleigh & Loretta Tozer (Steven & Steffanie) - Gloucester, VA - Friend of Bob & Julie Fenger   October 25, 2010

Mary, Bobby, Denise, and all of the Fenger family,
I share your grief in the loss of Aunt Mae. She will always be a very special aunt to me, and I feel very fortunate to have had a close relationship with her. I have so many fond memories of the time I spent with her and with your family! I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend the funeral service. I am currently overseas on business. How I wish I could be there! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Take care of yourselves as you cherish her loving memory.

My love to all,

Posted by Claire Cagnolatti - Carrollton, TX - niece   October 25, 2010

The entire staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home wishes to express their sincere condolences.

Posted by Jeanne St. Upery    October 24, 2010

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Bobby, Denise, Mary, & Mae ...Thanksgiving 2007
Ray Marie, Mae, & Natalie ...Christmas 2008

Life Stories

When Mae and Bernie married, I drove them for the wedding ceremony in my father's car. When we visited St. James, every Saturday the whole Cagnollatti family would come to my father's house on and all would play Lotto. When Billou would call the numbers, he would always say "Elevelyn" instead of eleven.
We couldn't make Mae's services, but we have her in our prayers.
Jack, Emily, Matt, Anne and Claire