Robbley Joseph St. Pierre Sr., age 88, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at the Ascension Oaks Nursing and Rehab in Gonzales. During his life, he served in the United States Army in World War II as an Interpreter later settling in Union as a produce farmer.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Florence Porta St. Pierre, four children, sister Mildred St. Pierre Poche and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dalton J. St. Pierre; parents, Athanas St. Pierre and Rita Roussel St. Pierre; brothers, Winsley, Eddie, Larry, Roger and Norris St. Pierre; sisters, Neva St. Pierre, Gertie St. Pierre Weber, Gal St. Pierre Weber and Elvire St. Pierre.
Visitation was held on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the H. C. Alexander Funeral Home in Lutcher. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulina with Fr. Mark Beard officiated. Burial will follow in the church mausoleum. Arrangements were under the direction of H. C. Alexander Funeral Home in Lutcher.
Marie L. Vicknair, age 91, passed away at her son’s residence on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. A native of St. Rose and has lived in New Sarpy.
She is survived by one daughter, Laura Cuti; two sons, Oliver Vicknair Jr. (Pat) and Henry Vicknair (Liz); 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Vicknair Sr.; her parents, Henry Tramonte and Laura Neidhardt; step-mother, Inez Tramonte; one brother, Gus Tramonte; step-brother, Walter Purcell; and son-in-law, Philip Cuti.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. until noon at the H. C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco. Funeral services was held in the funeral home at noon. Burial followed in the St. Charles Mausoleum in Destrehan.
Arrangements were under the direction of H. C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco.
Mary Nancy Mule’ Arico died at the age of 77 years old on Nov. 8, 2010. Arico was born on April 10, 1933, and was a lifelong resident of Norco.
Beloved daughter of the late Jack Mule’ and Lena Mirabile Mule’. She is survived by her sister, Fay Mule (Louis); and three nephews: Louis, Christopher and Michael of New York. A Memorial Mass was held Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Norco on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Interment in Lake Lawn Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers masses are preferred.
Taylor Nicole Adams, 15, a native and resident of LaPlace, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.
She was the beloved daughter of Gaylyn Gendron Adams and Edward Adams; granddaughter of Robert Gendron Jr. and the late Sarah Rollo Gendron and Teddy and Virginia Adams; niece of Darlene Keyser, Joseph Spain, Robin and James Vicknair, Bryan Gendron and Jeri Verdin; and cousin of Heidi, Jayme and Brittany Vicknair, Benjamin Gendron, Andrew and Nathan Verdin and Hannah St. Martin. She is also survived by many friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend services. Visitation is at Millet-Guidry Funeral Home, 2806 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace today, Saturday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., followed by a religious service at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. John Memorial Gardens, LaPlace.
Frances Carboni, best known as Maw Maw Boni and Franny Granny, who dedicated her life to children, died at River Parishes Hospital on Dec. 5, 2010, following a courageous battle with heart and lung condition.
She was born Oct. 25, 1936, in Louisville, Ky., to the late Claude and Willow Boswell. She worked for Kindercare for 25 years, retired, continued childcare and inspired many children up until her death.
Frances is survived by her husband of 58 years, John Carboni, nine children, 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She resided in Kenner for 50 years and LaPlace for 19 years.
She is also survived by daughter Catherine Munoz, grandsons Frankie and Ricky Munoz, son and wife John Carboni and Kim, grandson and wife John and Amber Carboni, great-grandsons John IV and Zachary, grandson Nicky Carboni, grandson and wife Chris and Erin, great-grandson Kayden, grandson Casey, daughter Rose Garcia and husband Carl Garcia, grandchildren Michele Burch and husband Mathew, great-grandson Aiden, grandson Carl Garcia, daughter Lena Wimprine, husband Don, granddaughter Victoria Lynn, daughter Theresa Portie, granddaughters Ashley Lynn Falkenstein, Kerry Portie, Michele Portie, grandson Mikey Portie, daughter Linda Carboni, son Chris Hattala, grandson Matthew, son Steve Orgeron and wife Pam and granddaughter Karleigh.
Funeral services were held, Thursday, Dec. 9, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Kenner. Following Mass a celebration of life luncheon in honor of Frances was held in the Yenni Hall next to church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in honor of St. Rosalia.
Edward A. Dufresne Jr., 72, chief judge of the Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.
He was owner of Jackie Bee Investments LLC and Esperanza Land LLC. He served as St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court and 29th Judicial District Judge Division D before being elected to the state appeals court.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Dorothy St. Amant Dufresne; four daughters: Debra Vial (David Sr.), Dana Authement (Louis), Denise Hymel (James Sr.) and Dawn Dawson (Michael); 10 grandchildren: David and Dena Vial, Grant, Ross, Dane, Bryce and Ayden Authement, Jimmy and Justin Hymel and Anna Irene Dawson; and two step-grandchildren: Monica St. Cyr and Megan Dawson.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Edward August Dufresne, Sr. and Irene Ludwig Delahay Dufresne; and in-laws: William and Dorothy St. Amant.
Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hahnville and continued on Friday, Dec. 10. Mass of Christian Burial was held at the church with Fr. B. Francis officiating. Private graveside services followed in the family cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may made in his honor to the Dufresne Memorial Fund, First American Bank, P. O. Box 550, Vacherie, LA 70090.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of H. C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco.
Mary Migliore Haydel, 83, died peacefully on Dec. 6, 2010.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ernest Antoine Haydel, and four children, Craig David Haydel and wife Jane, Chris Michael Haydel, Marvin Charles Haydel and wife Leila and Stephanie Haydel Kleehammer and husband Mark. She also leaves behind seven beloved grandchildren and two precious great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah Bosco Migliore and Angelo Migliore.
She was passionate about cooking and taking care of her family. A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation and services were held at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan Thursday, Dec. 9. Interment in St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Helen Gray Crawford Foundation, c/o River Region Hospice, 507 Upstream, River Ridge, LA 70123.
Craig J. Tamplain departed this life on Dec. 8, 2010, at the age of 71. Craig resided in Union Grove, Ala., and was born and raised in Reserve, where he graduated from Leon Godchaux High School as part of the class of 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a former resident of Marrero.
He was the beloved husband of Ann Freeling Tamplain.
He is survived by his children: Kim (Roy) Thompson, Kevin (Evelyn) Kruise, Sandra Tamplain, Janet (John) Drawdy, Shannon (Jeff) Lockard and Sean (Shelena) Gervais; brothers: Ray (Judy) Tamplain and Gordon (Gloria) Tamplain; sister Beryl Tamplain; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grand children; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Malone and Lena DeRoche Tamplain.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services at Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St., New Orleans, on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Garden of Memories in Metairie. An expression of sympathy and support would greatly be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Patrice “Teasie” Pisciotta, 56, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at her residence. She was a native of Kenner and a resident of LaPlace for the past 30 years.
She was a parts clerk with Pellerin Milnor for 12 years. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, fishing, her pets and holidays.
She is survived by her mother, Doris Favalora Toups; her two sons, Chris Danos and Alex Danos (Jamie); her former spouse, Norman Danos; her sister, Cheryl Pisciotta Jones (Rick); two grandchildren: Ashton and Addison Danos; Max, her dog; godchildren: Angelle Jones Sinitiere and Raegan Sinitiere; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her fathers, Alex Pisciotta and Norman Toups, as well as her grandson, Braydon Matthew Danos. Visitation will be held today, Dec. 15, 2010, from at 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the church with Fr. Harry Bugler officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of H. C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco.