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St. Bernard Funeral Home

St. Bernard Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home has served the families of St. Bernard Parish for 40 years. Following our property damage from Hurricane Katrina, we are proud to announce the reopening of our newly built funeral home and honored to serve families from our facility once again. Since its founding in 1965, the families of St. Bernard Parish have embraced St. Bernard Memorial Gardens as one of the area's finest and most beautiful resting places. St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home is the choice of most caring families. We believe every life is unique, and that every funeral should be too. St. Bernard Memorial also offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program — an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home Designed with families' comfort in mind, the new St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home encompasses the beauty and calming atmosphere of the original building, along with many additional features. The spacious new building has been furnished with the utmost care and offers comfortable visitation rooms, private arrangement offices and a large coffee lounge. A new community room has been added for use by families and local organizations and high-quality video and sound systems are part of the new design. The funeral home's lovely chapel has also been completely renovated. It is still adorned by the magnificent stained-glass window that weathered Hurricane Katrina and has been restored to its original beauty. Originally built in 1997, St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, located adjacent to the cemetery grounds, represents the area's premier funeral home/cemetery combination. This not only means added convenience in planning final arrangements, but also increased cost savings for St. Bernard families. St. Bernard Memorial Gardens Nestled among the quiet community streets of Chalmette, the meticulously cared-for gardens of St. Bernard Memorial Gardens offer visitors a serene haven for reflection and remembrance. The St. Bernard Memorial Gardens Veterans Memorial, a finely constructed granite memorial, pays tribute to those who have served in the five branches of the military. For those who choose cremation, St. Bernard Memorial provides many options for remembrance. In addition to traditional ground burial, St. Bernard Memorial offers family tombs for those who desire the distinction of private estates. Entombment in one of our fine community mausoleums is yet another available option. Mausoleums St. Bernard Memorial's beautiful Garden of the Resurrection Mausoleum offers a dignified and quiet atmosphere and enables you to take advantage of an important opportunity and significant savings in one of our finest mausoleum facilities. Adjacent to the Garden of the Resurrection is the Garden of Serenity — another elegant mausoleum choice. The stately Chapel Mausoleum has become a well-known resting place and stands as an impressive backdrop to the Veterans Memorial. The new Garden of Peace Mausoleum is now under construction at St. Bernard Memorial, providing additional spaces to meet the needs of our community.


Our Obituaries

Helen Guise Loze

December 8, 1922 - June 29, 2015

Helen Guise Loze, our devoted mother and wife, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the age of 92. She was the cherished wife of the late James P. Loze Sr. Daughter of the late Henry and Josephine Litolff Guise. One of 9 children. She is survived by her four children, James P. Loze Jr. (Linda), Kevin P. Loze (Gwen), Janell L. Bozant (Chip) and Karen L. Mahl (Wayne). Grandmother of...
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Ivil Claire Martinez

January 11, 1941 - June 24, 2015

Ivil Claire Landry Martinez passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the age of 74. She was surrounded by her loved ones in her son’s home in Pearl River, Louisiana.She is survived by her son Timothy H. Martinez, Sr. (Sharon); Beloved Grandmother of Anthony J. Martinez, Jr. Amy Jones (John), Timothy H. Martinez Jr. (Megan), and Melissa Martinez. Great Grandmother of Halie and Dyllon Rush and...
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Dallas Franklin Foles

October 2, 1942 - June 24, 2015

Dallas Franklin Foles Jr., a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who proudly served his country from 1960 – 1964 as a Lance Corporal, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the age of 72. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Adele Gallo Foles. Loving father of Suzanne Foles Sweeney (Kerry) and the late Peter Paul Foles Sr. (Mary Meinert). Son of the late Dallas Franklin...
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Brandon Lee Rome

October 30, 1994 - June 21, 2015

Brandon Lee Rome, age 20, departed this life on Sunday, June 21, 2015. He was a native of Metairie and a resident of Chalmette.Brandon is survived by his mother Mary Dalon (Michael Caballero) and father Victor Rome; his paternal grandmother Betty Rome; his sister Brittany Melara (Danny), niece Alexis Olivieri and nephew Danny “DJ” Olivieri Jr. Brandon was preceded in death by his...
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Larry Ray Jackson

August 25, 1937 - June 19, 2015

Larry Ray Jackson Sr. passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the age of 77. He was the cherished husband of the late Betty Cangiamilla Jackson for 45 years. Loving father of Larry Jackson Jr. (JoAnn), Cindy Hernandez, Bruce Jackson (Charlene), Mark Jackson (Sharri) and Jill McCorkel (Keith). Son of the late Ethel Kennedy Jackson and George Jackson Sr. Brother of George Jackson (June) and...
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Cecile Georgette Sugasti

February 12, 1921 - June 18, 2015

Cecile G. Sugasti passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Emile P. Sugasti Jr. Loving mother of Jo Ann Matherne and her husband Harold and the late Emile P. Sugasti III. Daughter of the late Edward and Georgette Miller. Sister of the late Myrl Boyle and her husband Louis. Proud grandmother of Eric...
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David Mitchell Alphonso

March 28, 1962 - June 16, 2015

David Mitchell Alphonso, ‘Dave’ passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at West Jefferson Medical Center at the age of 53. He was the loving son of Gay Gonzales Hunt and the late Lloyd E. Alphonso Jr. Stepson of Jimmy Hunt Sr. Proud father of David ‘Mitch’ Alphonso Jr., Tiffinnie Alphonso, Michelle McCollom, Jennifer Hansen and Dana Hansen. Brother of Irin M. Alphonso,...
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Maria Pilar Carballo

April 15, 1926 - June 16, 2015

Maria Pilar Carballo, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. She was a native of Orenzi, Spain and a resident of Chalmette, LA.Mrs. Carballo was the wife of the late Vincent Carballo, Sr. for over 60 years; mother of Michael Anthony Carballo (Linda), Anna Maria Carballo, and the late Vincent Carballo, Jr. and Manuel Carballo; grandmother of Cori, Michael Jr., Stacie, Carlo, Dina, Rock,...
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Felice Lopez Melerine

February 28, 1919 - June 15, 2015

Felice Lopez Melerine passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the age of 96. She was the cherished wife of the late Albert Melerine Sr. Loving mother of Audry Brown, John Donald Melerine Sr. (Patricia), Raymond Melerine, Irene Cunningham and the late Lawrence Melerine. Daughter of the late Joseph Lopez Sr. and Bertha Gonzales Lopez. Sister of Anthony Lopez Sr., Philip Lopez Sr., Henry Lopez,...
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Elsie M. Vedrenne

November 19, 1935 - June 15, 2015

Elsie M. Vedrenne passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the age of 79. She was the cherished wife of 57 years to Leon J. Vedrenne Sr. Loving mother of Kim V. Manalla and Leon J. Vedrenne Jr. Daughter of the late Zeno and Naomie Meche. Sister of Zeanna Speyrer. Proud grandmother of Nicole M. Lafrance (Cliff), Nathan Manalla (Cheraimie) and Neal Manalla. Great-grandmother of Hannah,...
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Maryann Russell

February 17, 1933 - June 14, 2015

.Maryann Latapie Russell, age 82, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Mrs. Russell was a native of Delecroix Island and a longtime resident of Violet.She was the beloved wife of William “Bill” Russell for 65 years; mother of John, Bon, and Dorothy Russell, Laurie R. Brown, and the late William “Billy” Russell; grandmother of John Russell, Jr., Jennifer Russell,; 8...
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Joyce Olinde Daigle

December 26, 1927 - June 14, 2015

Joyce Olinde Daigle, 87, of Diamondhead, MS passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 14, 2015. She was born in New Orleans, LA on December 26, 1927 to the late Lizard and Josephine “June” Brouillette Olinde. She lived most of her life in St. Bernard Parish and relocated to Diamondhead, MS after Hurricane Katrina.Joyce graduated from Walter Cohen High School and was employed by...
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Fannie A. Smith

March 4, 1918 - June 13, 2015

Fannie A. Dobronich Cruz Smith passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the age of 97. She was the cherished wife of the late Homer Smith, and by previous marriage, the late Joaquin “Joseph” Cruz. Loving mother of Carmen M. Santa Cruz. Daughter of the late George and Stella Dobronich. Sister of Vincent, Michael, George, John, Sidney Dobronich, Mary Catalano and Helen...
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Mark Westcott

March 25, 1956 - June 13, 2015

Mark Westcott passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the age of 59. He was the beloved husband of 12 wonderful years to Karen Buras Westcott. Loving father of Brandy Garcia, Lacey Meier and Madison Westcott. Devoted step-father of Natalie Fernandez, Claire Fernandez and Emily Fernandez. Son of the late Christian and Cecelia Gonlag Westcott. Brother of Christian Westcott Jr., Wayne...
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Burley Douglas Watson

March 25, 1946 - June 12, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of St Bernard Mem Funeral Home, CHALMETTE, LA.
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Kham Van Tran

January 1, 1932 - June 12, 2015

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Ha Thu Huynh

April 14, 1939 - June 12, 2015

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Lich Thi Nguyen

January 1, 1925 - June 11, 2015

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Carolyn Maria Ruiz

February 7, 1955 - June 9, 2015

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Louis Peter Despaux III

November 11, 1947 - June 9, 2015

.Louis Peter Despaux IIILouis “Do Do” Peter Despaux III, 67, died on June 9, 2015 from congestive heart failure. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 11, 1947, to Evelyn Blanchard Despaux and the late Louis Peter Despaux Jr. Louis was a resident of St. Bernard Parish for 58 years and worked in the commercial produce and fishing industries.Louis was preceded in death by...
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Peter Joseph Vaccaro

May 5, 1962 - June 8, 2015

.Peter Joseph Vaccaro, Jr. passed away on Monday, June 8th, 2015, in Chalmette, Louisiana. He was a native and resident of Chalmette.Peter was born on May 5, 1962. He was a free spirit who always just went with the flow of everything. He grew up racing down the streets of Arabi, enjoying the speed of his car ,the freedom of the wind , and the sound his own laughter. But he always slowed down to...
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Ronald George DiVincenti

January 22, 1947 - June 7, 2015

Ronald George DiVincenti Sr., passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the age of 68. He was the beloved husband of 50 years to Phyllis Postell DiVincenti. Cherished father of Ronald DiVincenti Jr. (Wendy), Michael DiVincenti Sr. (Roxy), Glen DiVincenti (Christine) and Steven DiVincenti Sr. (Josephine). Devoted grandfather of Michael Jr., Brandon, Jessica (Drew), Kayla, Shalyn, Steven Jr. and...
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Alben Joseph Arena

July 25, 1928 - June 7, 2015

Alben J. “Abby” Arena, July 25, 1928 - June 7, 2015. It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our Gentle Giant on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the age of 86. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. His happiest moments were spent at home with his family. He is survived by his lifelong sweetheart, Esther, whom...
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Aline Elodie Clement

March 6, 1926 - June 6, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of St Bernard Mem Funeral Home, CHALMETTE, LA.
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James Earl Scott

March 6, 1942 - June 6, 2015

James Earl Scott, age 73, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015. He was a native of Corinth, Mississippi and a longtime resident of Chalmette. Following Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Scott relocated to Slidell.Mr. Scott was the beloved husband of Priscilla Wall Scott for 53 years; devoted father of James Michael (wife Becky) and Jeffrey Charles (wife Barbara); loving grandfather of Amanda Linn Scott...
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Joanna Louise Mangiaracina

October 26, 1931 - June 6, 2015

Mrs. Joanna Louise Estopinal Mangiaracina, age 83, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015. She was a native and proud resident of Chalmette until Hurricane Katrina, when she relocated to Picayune, Mississippi.Mrs. Mangiaracina was the wife of the late Earl Mangiaracina, Sr. for 56 years; daughter of the late Albert and Anna Estopinal; mother of Earl Mangiaracina, Jr., Mary Ann “Sissy”...
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Louise Monica Alphonso

April 5, 1946 - June 5, 2015

Louise Mackles Alphonso, on Friday, June 5, 2015, Louise passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus, surrounded by an abundance of love from countless family members and friends. Throughout her 69 years of life, Louise has been nothing but a kind, caring, and giving woman. Always helping anyone who needed it, Louise is remembered as a selfless person, always putting others before herself, and...
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Rodolfo Degalicia Gisala

November 6, 1946 - June 4, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of St Bernard Mem Funeral Home, CHALMETTE, LA.
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Van Van Nguyen

October 28, 1959 - June 2, 2015

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Kenneth Joseph Bischoff

October 20, 1956 - May 31, 2015

Kenneth ‘ Boo’ Joseph Bischoff Sr. passed away at his home surrounded by his family and close friends on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the age of 58. He was the cherished husband of Camille Adam Bischoff for 32 years. Loving father of Catherine Clark Clague (Robert), Harrel J. Clark III (Lisette), Kenneth J. Bischoff Jr. (Lesley) and the late Guy Ray Clark. Son of the late Eugene Raymond...
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Brian Henry Vogt

August 12, 1955 - May 28, 2015

Brian Henry Vogt, Sr. , age 59, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Mr. Vogt was born in New Orleans, was a resident of Chalmette, and following Hurricane Katrina, a part-time resident of Enterprise, Mississippi.Mr. Vogt was the husband of Particia M. Vogt for 25 years; father of Brian H. Vogt, Jr. (Catherine); son of Shirley and the late Hugh G. Vogt, Jr., and Thais F. Vogt; brother of Hugh...
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Juanita Salorio Foret

April 2, 1925 - May 27, 2015

Juanita Salorio Foret passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the age of 90. She was the cherished wife of 70 years to Peter Paul Foret Jr. Loving mother of Peter Foret III (Diane), Dane Foret, Cathey Latino and late Mark Foret. Daughter of the late Grace Pajares Salorio and Joseph Salorio. Proud grandmother of Peter Foret IV, Dawn Haynes, Justin Schiro, Michael Foret, Steven Foret,...
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Christopher San Marco

February 20, 1941 - May 26, 2015

Christopher San Marco, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. He was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Arabi, LA.Mr. San Marco was the husband of Mary Mathews San Marco for 49 years; son of the late Dominick and Conchetta DiFatta San Marco; father of Christopher San Marco, Jr. and Teresa San Marco Ready (Darrell); grandfather of Mary Elizabeth Ready; brother of Joseph San Marco ...
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William Calvin Turnage

November 23, 1923 - May 25, 2015

William “Bill” “Red” Calvin Turnage Sr., born November 4, 1923 in Marion County Mississippi, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the age of 91. He was proceeded in death by his parents Robert E. Turnage and Lillian Ryals Turnage. Beloved husband of 66 years to Betty Nuschler Turnage. Loving father of R. Aubrey (Nell), George E. (Sandra), William C. Jr. ...
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Murray David Latapie

May 19, 1972 - May 24, 2015

Murray David Latapie Jr. passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the age of 43. Murray was born on May 9, 1972 and was a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish . He was the loving companion of Brandy Evans. Cherished son of Murray David Latapie Sr. and the late Wilma Collins Latapie. Murray was the proud and devoted father of his three girls, Hannah Latapie, Cali Latapie and Emily Latapie....
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Lucien Gioe

May 22, 1933 - May 19, 2015

Lucien ‘Lou’ Gioe passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the age of 81. He was the cherished husband of Noelle Degelos Gioe for 61 years. Loving father of Gina Marie Gioe Hernandez (Jimmy), Jeanne Gioe LeBlanc (Ricky) and Toni Ann Gioe Clark (Kerwin). Son of the late Joseph and Mary Mistretta Gioe. Brother of Joseph C. Gioe (Joyce) and the late...
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Raymond J. Lala

November 15, 1933 - May 19, 2015

Raymond Jacob Lala passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the age of 81. He was the beloved son of the late Anthony and Mamie Carollo Lala. Brother of Victor Lala and the late Marie L. Castillon, Dominick Lala and Anthony Lala. He is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, dear friends, especially his caregivers Mamie Ann...
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Quan Van Tran

March 25, 1973 - May 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of St Bernard Mem Funeral Home, CHALMETTE, LA.
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Franklin Delano Bianchini

August 4, 1940 - May 16, 2015

Franklin D. Bianchini Sr., age 74, entered eternal peace on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM. Born August 4, 1940 in Foster’s Canal, Plaquemine, LA. Beloved husband of Rosemary Bradley Bianchini for 56 years. Son of the late Ernest Bianchini Sr. and Nora Dunne Bianchini. Beloved father of Kim B. Sellars (Charlie), Lynn B. Chouest (Farrell), Bridget B. Navo (Melvin), Franklin D....
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Catherine P. Alesich

May 30, 1929 - May 16, 2015

Catherine P. Alesich “The Commissioner” born May 30, 1929, in New Orleans, Louisiana. After her short battle with jawbone cancer, she was taken to heaven on the morning of May 16, 2015.The beloved and devoted wife is survived by NOPD Sergeant John J. Alesich, Jr., (Ret.). She was the best wife and companion any man could have had.She was the loving and caring mother of John Lou...
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Chester Charles Romero

December 20, 1939 - May 15, 2015

Chester Charles Romero passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the age of 75 after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was the beloved son of the late Manuel Romero, a native of La Coruna, Spain and the late Selvina LaMarque Romero of St. Bernard Parish. He is survived and fondly remembered by his brother Earl M Romero (Lora); his nephew Nick Romero (Angela) and their children Julia and Daniel;...
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Tu Quy Le

January 30, 1951 - May 11, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of St Bernard Mem Funeral Home, CHALMETTE, LA.
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Louis Fredrick Meyers

October 4, 1934 - May 10, 2015

Louis F. Meyers Jr. passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the age of 80. He was the cherished husband of Geraldine Neal Meyers for 58 years. Loving father of Warren Meyers, Allen Meyers (Sandy), Kenneth Meyers (Vanessa) and John Meyers. Son of the late Nellie Couto Meyers and Louis F. Meyers Sr. Proud grandfather of Jason Meyers, Warren Meyers Jr., Shelly Parks (Trey), Crystal Hodge (Tres),...
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Helen Mae Brand

February 21, 1923 - May 9, 2015

Helen Leeper Brand Marquer, age 92, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Heritage Nursing Home in Hammond, LA. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Joseph Brand Jr. by first marriage. Beloved mother of the late Walter Joseph Brand III. Beloved wife of the late Claude J. Marquer Sr. by second marriage. Step-mother of June M. Harrold, Claude J. Marquer Jr. (Marlene), Mary M. Dauphin ...
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Alfred John Risey

March 3, 1940 - May 9, 2015

Alfred “Alley Oop” “Whitey” John Risey Jr. passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the age of 75. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Lucille Guerra Risey. Loving father of Donna Retif, Rhonda Stalcup (David), and the late Alfred Risey III. Son of the late Alfred John Risey, Sr., and Fredricker Krieger Risey. Brother of Joyce Dennis, Alfreda Risey, Andrew Risey,...
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Sylvia Fontana

April 24, 1936 - May 9, 2015

Sylvia Macaluso Fontana passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the age of 79. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Andrew and Jennie Gulotta Macaluso Miller on April 24, 1936. Stepdaughter of the late Edward H. Miller. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter John Fontana for 48 years. Loving mother of Theresa Fontana McDowell (James), Peter Andrew Fontana (Leanne),...
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Manuel R. Gagliano

August 14, 1922 - May 7, 2015

Manuel Ramon Gagliano passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the age of 92. He was the beloved husband of 27 years to Barbara Jean Graff Drago Gagliano. Step-father of Brian Drago (Dena), Charlene Cantrell (Stanley), Gaetano Drago Jr. and Deborah Smothermon (Danny). Son of the late Vincent and Catherine Geraci Gagliano. Brother of Bessie Frosch (Warren), Catherine Mary Gagliano,...
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Robert Shawn Corcoran

June 1, 1952 - May 7, 2015

Robert Shawn Corcoran was born on June 1, 1952 and passed away on May 7, 2015 at the age of 62. Beloved son of the late Rita Perigoni Corcoran and George H. Corcoran Sr. Loving brother of Carol C. Stockfleth (Donald) and the late George H. Corcoran Jr. and George Earl Corcoran. Proud uncle of Kevin M. Corcoran and George M. Corcoran.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial...
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Cornelius Repath

October 25, 1934 - May 6, 2015

Cornelius ‘Buzzy’ Repath passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the age of 80. He was the cherished husband of the late Joycelyn Brossette Repath. Loving father of Bradley Repath and the late Brenda Repath Kerry. Son of the late Phillip and Francis Conrad Repath. Brother of Irma Timmons and the late Ramona Ellsenohn, Delores Carusso, Lillian Laboudette, Phillip Repath Jr. Proud...
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Romero Martinez

March 1, 1940 - May 4, 2015

Romero “Rome” Romaldi Martinez passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the age of 75. He was the cherished husband of Audrey L. Martinez for 45 years. Loving father of Roxane B. Foto (the late Danny) and Angela H. Martinez Grant (Dennis). Son of the late Harry and Judy Martinez. Proud grandfather of Alexandra, Amelia, Bryson, and Isabelle.Romero worked in refrigeration and air...
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Miriam Ruth Griffin

June 26, 1926 - May 4, 2015

Miriam Ruth Hinton Griffin passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the age of 88. She was the cherished wife of the late Thomas Griffin III. Loving mother of Kathleen Duhon McCalla, Nancy Martinez, Steve Griffin, David Griffin and the late Thomas Griffin IV. Daughter of the late Sylvina Hinton and Gayford Hinton. Sister of Gayford Lee Hinton Jr. Proud grandmother of Michael Duhon Jr., Erwin ...
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Garland Baynes, Sr.

June 15, 1933 - May 3, 2015

Garland “Gary” “Poppa” Baynes, Sr., passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine Lovoi “Momma Jo” Baynes. Loving father of Garland Baynes, Jr. (Patricia), Lynette Baynes Burtchael Shuff (Billy), Suzi Baynes Kline (Mark), and the late Angel Jeannemarie Baynes. Son of the late Charles and Jesse Necaise...
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Phyllis Mary Weiss

May 19, 1924 - May 3, 2015

Phyllis Mary Weiss, OCDS passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the age of 90. She was the beloved daughter of the late Pauline Armbruster Weiss and Joseph Louis Weiss Sr. Sister of the late Joseph Louis Weiss Jr. (husband of the late Maria Compagna), Exilda Weiss Mataya (wife of the late Wallace Mataya Sr.) and Francis Weiss Brossette (wife of the late Joseph Brossette). She is survived and...
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Jacqueline Carver Arceneaux

May 28, 1937 - May 3, 2015

Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Carver Arceneaux passed away at 2:40 PM on Sunday, May 3, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Daniel W. Arceneaux; her daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Anthony Sercovich Jr., Lori and John Burns III, Sandra and Mark Paxton, Susan and Arlan Gebbia Sr., and Danielle Arceneaux. Jackie will also be missed by her siblings,...
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Marcel James Theriot

March 24, 1987 - May 2, 2015

Marcel James Theriot was called home to Jesus and his Dad on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the age of 28. He was the beloved son of Cindy Dembrun and the late Mark Theriot Sr. Stepson of Jay Landreaux. Marcel is survived by his brother Mark (Jenna); niece Joslyn Theriot; son Jayden Ruiz and loving companion Amanda Daroca. Marcel was the loving and caring grandson of Emile and Cookie Dembrun, Shirley...
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Patricia Estopinal Kenney

May 17, 1943 - May 2, 2015

Patricia Estopinal Kenney entered into the heavenly kingdom on Thursday, May 2, 2015 surrounded by her loving and devoted family at the age of 71. She was the cherished wife of the late David L. Kenney Sr. for 41 years. Loving mother of Lisa Kenney (Richie), David L. Kenney Jr. (Julie) and John A. Kenney (Tania). Daughter of the late Catherine Barbin Estopinal and Albert Estopinal Sr. Sister...
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Ruth Lajaunie DeMara

August 7, 1926 - May 1, 2015

Ruth Lajaunie DeMara passed away peacefully on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the age of 88. She was the cherished wife of the late Henry F. DeMara. Loving mother of Kathy, Kirk (Vickie Martinson) and Kent (Paula). Daughter of the late Alcide and Nola Blanchard Lajaunie. Sister of the late Ted Lajaunie (Rusty). Proud grandmother of Crysti Latour (Ben), Kerri Bianchini (Luke) and Kent DeMara Jr. ...
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Elmer Joseph Umbehagen

December 29, 1931 - April 30, 2015

Elmer Joseph “Moe” Umbehagen Sr. passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Rose Montelero Umbehagen. Loving father of Mark D. Umbehagen (Maureen), Jonathan L. Umbehagen (Lisa) and the late Elmer Jude Umbehagen. Son of the late Oscar Emil Umbehagen and Bertha A. Molero Umbehagen. Brother of Earlwin Joseph...
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Paul J. Geraci

October 19, 1929 - April 29, 2015

Paul Joseph Geraci, a deeply devout Christian and a true man of God, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the age of 85. He was the beloved son of the late Jacob J. Geraci and Dominica “Mamie” Pericone Geraci. Step-son of Maxie Hurst Geraci. Father of Herbert Cretini. Proud grandfather of Cody Cretini. Brother of Vita Blair, Jake Geraci, Christeen Ladner, Violet...
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Claude Dufay

May 12, 1928 - April 25, 2015

Claude ‘CoCo’ ‘Frenchie’ A. L. Dufay passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 86. He was the cherished husband of Micheline Fouasnon Dufay for 29 years. Loving and devoted father of his adored children Annie Dufay Reeves (husband David) and Michelle Dufay (husband Frank Shults). Son of the late Pierre and Madeline Dufay. Proud grandfather of Tina Reeves...
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Rosalie Nunez

February 8, 1927 - April 25, 2015

Rosalie Bonomo Nunez passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 88. She was the cherished wife of the late Louis Nunez Jr. Loving mother of Louis Nunez III (Melanie) and the late Joan Gaudet. Daughter of the late Calogero ‘Kellar’ B Bonomo and Joesephine Pecorella Bonomo. Sister of Audrey Schmaltz and the late Vincent, Joseph, Henry, Bessie, Josephine, Conchetta, Annie...
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Ada Louise Mangin

September 11, 1925 - April 25, 2015

Ada Rascoll Mangin passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 89.Loving mother of Marcel III, Edward, Robert and Ada Mangin. Proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Eugene and Jessie Lamia Rascoll.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on...
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Vien Xuan Dam

January 4, 1957 - April 24, 2015

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Joycelyn Marie Cornwall

April 27, 1944 - April 22, 2015

Joycelyn Marie Melerine Cornwall, wife of the late Roger Dale Cornwall, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 70 years of age.She was a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish, with the exception of living in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, for a short time, following Hurricane Katrina. At the time of her death, she was employed by the St. Bernard Parish...
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Brian Joseph McHughes

May 18, 1978 - April 22, 2015

Brian Joseph McHughes passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 36. He was the beloved father of Brennan McHughes and the late Emma McHughes. Loving son of Albert McHughes and Diane Clement. Step-son of Patrice McHughes. Brother of Timothy McHughes. Step brother of Shawn Tucker. Uncle of Chloe Tucker. Nephew of the late David Clement. Grandson of the late Louis &...
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Nep Van Tran

May 1, 1919 - April 20, 2015

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Marie Bonvillian Palmer

August 9, 1940 - April 18, 2015

MARIE MARION BONVILLIAN PALMER ‘GRANNY’entered eternal life on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the age of 74; born on August 9, 1940. Beloved wife of Roy Albert Palmer, Sr. for 53 years who she fell in love with at first sight. Beloved daughter of the late Josephine ‘Clo’ Ramos, Marcelle Bonvillian and Pedro Ramos. Daughter-in-Law of the late Marie Lottie Dupuy Palmer Umbach...
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Charleen Ann Doize Clement

March 6, 1941 - April 13, 2015

Charleen Ann Doizé Clement passed peacefully away on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 74. She was the cherished wife of 50 years to O’Neil Felix Clement. Loving mother of Michael Clement (Tracy), David Clement (Lauren), Jeffrey Clement (Tamara) and William ‘Billy’ Clement (Lindsey). Daughter of Rita Parra Doizé and the late Charles S. Doizé Sr. ...
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Jerry Ranko

August 18, 1933 - April 12, 2015

Jerry Ranko passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the age of 81. He was the beloved son of the late Alfred and Lottie Beatrice Laine. Father of Virginia Bordelon and Angela Ranko. Brother of Marcella Hennessey, Dorothy Laine, Johnny Laine and the late Jim Ranko. Brother-in-law of Diane Laine and the late Gerald Laine and Joseph Hennessey Sr. Uncle of Joseph & Debi Hennessey Jr., Sean...
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Clarence Cargo

April 19, 1943 - April 12, 2015

Clarence Cargo, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the age of 71. Beloved son of the late Clarence Cargo, Sr. and Dora B. Cargo. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Janice Sanders Cargo and two children Brandon R. Cargo and Candace M. Cargo; his sister Denese; brothers Bernard and Larry Cargo. Also survived by 5 grandchildren, godchildren and a host of nieces,...
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Suzanne Marie Curtis

October 3, 1961 - April 10, 2015

Suzanne “Susie” Blanchard Curtis passed away while surrounded by her family on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the age of 53. She was the cherished wife of Brian Jay Curtis. Loving mother of Kimberly Secrest, Jennie Secrest, Irvin Secrest and Chad Jacobsen. Daughter of Doris Robin Blanchard and the late Irvin Blanchard. Daughter-in-law of Aline Curtis and the late Clarence Curtis. Sister...
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Hazel M. Fredricks

March 4, 1931 - April 8, 2015

Hazel Madere Fredricks passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the age of 84. She was the cherished wife of the late Elwood “Buddy” Fredricks. Loving mother of Michael Thomas Fredricks and Pamela Fredricks Starr. Daughter of the late Hazel Knopf and Frank Madere. Sister of David Knopf and Mary Beth Knopf. Proud grandmother of Jamie...
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Christopher David Brandt

January 19, 1986 - April 7, 2015

Christopher David Brandt, a proud resident of da parish, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the age of 29. He was the cherished husband of his beloved Melissa Rocher Brandt. Son of Steven and Deborah Giardina Brandt. Brother of Kerri Brandt Switzer (Steven) and Carly Rae Brandt. Uncle of Claire Diana Switzer and Lydia Catherine Switzer. Grandson of the late Joseph and Millie Brandt,...
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Charles W. Culotta

August 22, 1923 - April 7, 2015

Charles W. Culotta passed away peacefully, at home and surrounded by family, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the age of 91. He was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn Grob Culotta. Loving Father of Rodi Culotta (Beth), Rodney Culotta and Randall Culotta (Lisa). Son of the late Joseph and Mary Del Buono Culotta. Brother of Mary Daigrepont, Vincent Culotta and the late Anna Taranto, Catherine...
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Rodney Vincent Randazzo

September 3, 1949 - April 7, 2015

Rodney Vincent Randazzo Sr. passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the age of 65. He was the cherished husband of Stephanie Morlier Randazzo for 48 years. Loving father of Steven E. Randazzo, Eddie J. Randazzo (Holly) and the late Rodney V. Randazzo Jr. Son of the late Vincent and Doris Brennan Randazzo. Son-in-Law of the late Eddie J. and Leatrice Perrot Morlier. Brother of Joe Domino (Pat)...
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Doris Katherine Maitrejean

April 6, 1937 - April 4, 2015

Doris Katherine Doyle Maitrejean passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the age of 77. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in so many ways throughout her life. She was the cherished wife of 57 years to Eugene G. Maitrejean. Loving mother of Pam M. Theady (Eddie), Eugene G. Maitrejean Jr. (Kay), Larry D. Maitrejean (Malin)...
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Jodi Marie Jackson

July 23, 1962 - April 3, 2015

Jodi Gauthreaux Jackson, age 52, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015 after a courageous battle with ALS. She was the cherished wife of Kevin Jackson for 34 years. Loving mother of Jessica Jackson Thonn (John), Jennifer Lynn Jackson and Jamie Lynn Jackson (Bruce). Daughter of the late Mark and Marion Bominder Gauthreaux. Sister of Joseph Gauthreaux (the late Patsy) and the late Susan...
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Sallie Jewel Odinet

March 16, 1922 - April 1, 2015

Sallie Jewel Taylor Odinet passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the age of 93. She was the cherished wife of the late Edmond H. Odinet. Loving mother of Edmond Charles Odinet and Barry Felix Odinet. Daughter of the late Charles and Daisey Lee Taylor. Sister of Dorothy Elmore Clark and the late Floyd Taylor (Jean), Gertrude Smelley ...
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Rita Campeau Crumhorn

June 4, 1926 - April 1, 2015

Rita Campeau Crumhorn passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the age of 88. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some way throughout her life. She was the cherished wife of the late John E. Crumhorn. Loving mother of Wayne, Connie and Lynne Crumhorn. Daughter of the late Lucius and Edna Foret Campeau. Sister of the late Edna Mae...
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Nilsa Maria Lasso

March 5, 1950 - March 31, 2015

Nilsa Maria Lasso passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the age of 65. She was the beloved mother of Michelle Livermore, Courtney Livermore and James Livermore. Daughter of the late Ross and Nilka Rivera Lasso. She is also survived and fondly remembered by one sister, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and dear friends.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a gathering...
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Homer Paul Imbraguglio

November 15, 1924 - March 30, 2015

Homer Paul Imbraguglio passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015 at the age of 90. He was the beloved husband of the late Rose Cimino Imbraguglio. Loving father of Deborah I. Jones and Marian M. Edmonson. Son of the late Pascal and Alma Knopp Imbraguglio. Proud grandfather of Danielle Rose Ricks, Lisa M. Thorpe and Sean H. Jones. Great-grandfather of Thomas, Megan, Shawn, Brian, Alex, Kimberly,...
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Dominick Peter Terminie

October 6, 1950 - March 29, 2015

Dominick Peter Terminie Jr. passed away at his home on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the age of 64. He was the cherished husband of Glenda Sue Terminie for almost 48 years. Loving father of Angel Terminie Newman, Dominick Peter Terminie III (Melanie) and Crystal Snutum Neal (Chandler). Son of the late Florence Ferand Terminie and Dominick Peter Terminie Sr. Brother of Debbie Terminie, Donna...
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Anthony Licciardi

September 17, 1915 - March 28, 2015

Anthony Licciardi, Sr. born September 17, 1915 has gone home to watch over us all on March 28, 2015 to be with his loved ones that he has longed to see again. He was the beloved widow of Thelma Esteves Licciardi. He was the son of Angelina Bertucci Licciardi and Bartolo Licciardi. Brother of the late Francis, Salvador, Christopher, Dominick, Peter, Angelina and Josephine. He was the loving father...
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Richard Lee Bei

February 7, 1953 - March 27, 2015

Richard Lee Bei passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the age of 62. He was the cherished husband of Mona Rogers Bei for 44 years. Loving father of Rachael Bei Devlin (Cory) and Melissa Bei Palermo (Gary Jr.). Son of the late Leo Ferdinand and Lillian Barrios Bei. Brother of Toni Bei Caramonta and David Bei. Proud grandfather of Alyssa Palermo ‘Angel Heart’, Gaige Palermo ...
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Donald Joseph Fernandez

September 22, 1956 - March 26, 2015

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Wellington Jerome Galland

January 15, 1922 - March 25, 2015

Wells Jerome Galland entered into eternal rest while at his home on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the age of 93. He was the cherished and deeply loved husband of Mary Gioa Galland for 73 years. Loving father of 2 daughters, Donna Galland Kern and Becky Galland Riecke. Proud grandfather of Christopher Jerome Kern, Jourdain Wells Riecke, Joshua Michael Kern, Samantha Mary Riecke. Great...
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John Forest Gilmore

March 6, 1940 - March 24, 2015

John F. Gilmore Jr. passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the age of 75. He was the cherished husband of Jacqueline Lovell Gilmore for 57 years. Loving father of John F. Gilmore III (Connie), Bryan K. Gilmore (Joy), Donna Gilmore (Desi) and Jill Marie Kenyon (Chris). Son of the late Jessie Simon Gilmore and John F. Gilmore Sr. Brother of Patricia Bordelon (Leonard), Curtis Gilmore, Mae Jean...
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Wayne Milton Melerine

August 24, 1977 - March 23, 2015

Wayne “Shaggy” Milton Melerine Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 37. He was married and devoted to his soulmate, Kerri Lee Melerine, whom he cherished. Loving father of Lannah Elizabeth Melerine, Aaron A. Esteves Jr., Kasey M. Esteves, Mason M. Melerine, Aubrey R. Hendrix, Alex T. Hendrix and Austin R. Hendrix. Beloved son of the late Wayne ...
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Pamela Lynn Green

March 14, 1949 - March 19, 2015

Pamela “Doc” Conner Green passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the age of 66. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth William Green. Loving mother of Kimberly Childress (fiancée of Lyndell Thomas) and Mandy Childress. Daughter of the late Lou and Evelyn Conner Jr. Sister of Carolyn Duvio (the late Armond). Grandmother of Rileigh Childress. She is also...
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Vien Ngoc DOAN

February 5, 1933 - March 19, 2015

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Sally Culotta Villar

May 20, 1919 - March 19, 2015

Sally Culotta Villar passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the age of 95. She was the cherished wife of the late Fontan H. Villar. Treasured daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Del Buono Culotta. Devoted sister of Charles Culotta, Mary Daigrepont, Vincent Culotta and the late Anna Taranto, Catherine Duncan, Philip Culotta and Agatha Kennedy. Beloved sister-in-law of Gloria...
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Cathy Ann Lotz

December 18, 1949 - March 18, 2015

Cathy Ann Weigand Lotz passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the age of 65. Loving mother of Kellie Barrios and the late Joseph F. Lotz III. Mother-in-law of John D. Barrios Jr. Daughter of the late Harry and Angie Weigand. Sister of Delores Barrios and the late Harry D. Weigand. Proud grandmother of Kristina Lotz, Ashleigh Littell, Edward Littell, John D. Barrios III, Joseph Barrios and...
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Ann Cochran

August 2, 1924 - March 17, 2015

Ann Schneider Cochran passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11:20AM while surrounded by her family. She was a native of New Orleans, LA and a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish. She was the cherished wife of the late William “Buck” T. Cochran Sr. She is survived by her 6 children; Sharon C. Devenport (Paul), Linda C. Melerine (Corky), William “Billy”...
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Florence Beaton Folse

March 27, 1923 - March 17, 2015

Florence Beaton Folse died of natural causes on Tuesday March 17, 2015 at her home in Caryville, Florida. Florence Beaton was born March 27, 1923 in Lemmon, South Dakota. In 1928 when Florence was 5 years old her mother died, and by 1932 her father had remarried and her two older sisters had moved to California. Business set-backs in the Dakotas led Mr. Beaton to move the rest of the family,...
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Amelia Antonia Delaune

December 20, 1912 - March 16, 2015

Amelia ‘Alma’ Strassel Delaune was born December 20, 1912 and passed away on March 16, 2015 at the age of 102. Beloved wife of the late Edward Delaune for 41 years. Mother of Pearl Delaune Roper and Ruby Delaune Menesses. Grandmother of Gaynell Roper Cook, Deborah Menesses Alfonso,Glenn Roper and Alvin Menesses, 8 great grandchildren, 17 great great grandchildren and the late Amanda...
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David Vilardo

February 10, 1955 - March 16, 2015

David Vilardo passed away on March 16, 2015, in Summerville, South Carolina, surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved fiancée, Joyce Austell, and his siblings Joseph (Cathy), Daniel (Linda), and Kathleen Thornberry (Steve). Devoted uncle of Melody Robin (Lonnie), Melissa Vilardo, Joey Vilardo (Tia), and David Thornberry. Great uncle of Chayce,...
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Bertie Little

February 14, 1915 - March 15, 2015

Bertie Little, born February 14, 1915, entered into heaven on March 15, 2015 at the age of 100. She was the cherished wife of the late John Little for 61 years.Loving and devoted mother of Pauline Gillis (the late Snook), Shirley Mackles (Mackie) and Jerry Little (Carolyn). Proud grandmother and blessed with 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren.Bertie is in...
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Hoa Thi Tran

January 4, 1917 - March 15, 2015

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Henry Gallardo

November 18, 1922 - March 15, 2015

Henry “Punk” Ernest Gallardo Sr. passed away at his home on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the age of 92. He was the cherished husband of Gloria Mae Serigne Gallardo for 68 years. Loving father of Betty Jo Gallardo Melerine (Dwight), Malvina Gallardo Gallodoro (Steve) and Henry “Hank” Gallardo Jr. (Cindy). Son of the late Richard and Lucy Agaries Gallardo. Brother of the...
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Rebecca DeFranza

November 16, 1961 - March 14, 2015

Rebecca Ann Hammers DeFranza passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the age of 53. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in some way throughout her life. She was the cherished wife of Bernard DeFranza Sr. Loving mother of Shannon Janet, Bernard DeFranza Jr. (Jessica DeFranza), Joseph DeFranza, Nicholas DeFranza (Denise...
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