Obituaries from July 10, 2014

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Obituaries from July 10, 2014

Elena (Helen) Ana Laucirica Chambers passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
A native of Manhattan whose family hailed from the Basque village of Ea, Vizcaya, Spain, Chambers was born on March 15, 1937.
She attended boarding school at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Berriz, Spain, was a member of the consular corps of the U.S. State Department, and lived abroad for a good portion of her life before moving to Baton Rouge in 1976 with her two children, Begoña Chambers Landry of Covington, Louisiana, and Charles Anthony Chambers of Pensacola Beach, Florida.
She is survived by grandchildren, Melissa M. Landry of Manhattan, and Sarah E. Landry and Matthew A. Landry of Covington; sister, Maria Mercedes Laucirica Belategui and brother-in-law Pedro Belategui of Las Arenas, Vizcaya, Spain; son-in-law, Stephen A. Landry of Covington; and sister-in-law, Esther Bilbao Laucirica of Atlanta.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Maria Mercedes Zaracondegui Laucirica; father, Xavier Antonio Laucirica; sister, Begoña Laucirica Gandarias; and brother, Xavier Antonio Laucirica.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Chambers’ life on Saturday, July 12 by attending a visitation at 11 a.m. with a following memorial Mass at 1 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church located at 1501 West Causeway Approach in Mandeville.
Burial services will be private, as Chambers’ wishes were to return to the Basque Country for interment.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests prayers for and donations to the Teresian Sisters located at 18080 St. Joseph’s Way, Covington, Louisiana 70435.
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Jacob Joseph Meyer passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Mandeville.
He was 83 years old.
He was born in New Orleans to the late Charles Meyer and Minnie Heller-Pohl Meyer.
Meyer was married to Ghislaine Rene de Cotret Meyer.
He is survived by his first wife, Maria Schiro Meyer, and their children, Diana Rachel Meyer, David Charles Meyer (Lizbeth Ecke Meyer), Helen Meyer Redmann, and the late Paul Randolph Meyer.
He is survived by grandchildren, Matthew Meyer, Lillie Meyer, Emilie Redmann, and Olivia Redmann.
He was a graduate of Tulane University and Tulane University School of Law (1955), practicing law for 28 years before becoming a United States Magistrate. As an attorney, garnering national attention in 1976, at the request of the Louisiana Lung Association, he was the first to represent plaintiffs to determine the constitutional rights of non-smokers to breathe smoke-free air in a public stadium (Superdome).
Private family services were held in accordance with his wishes.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association (
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Earl F. Hano Sr., a longtime resident of Mandeville, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
He was born in Holden, La. to Louis and Milbrey Willey Hano.
He was the husband of Joy Fowler Hano for over 57 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Judylyn T. Hano and Janet Hano Kaizer; sons, Earl F. Hano Jr. (Linda), Louis A. Hano (Tammy) and Forrest B. Hano; sisters, Opal Ulm (Larry) and Bonnie Smith (Billy); brother, Gene Hano; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arnold Hano; and sister, Belva Schneider.
Funeral services were held on June 26 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington.
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“Candy” Knight Cucchiara Wayert passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, due to complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
She was 68 years old.
She was born in New Orleans to Vivian Eimer Cucchiara and the late John Knight.
She was the wife of John H. “Jack” Wayert Jr.; sister of Peggy Knight and the late Bruce Cucchiara; aunt of Caitlin Cucchiara Picou (Scott, M.D.), and Christopher Cucchiara (Jayde); areat aunt of Jackson and Camilla Rose; step-mother of John H. Wayert III (Katie); and grandmother of Danny, Charlie, Lucas, Sam and Little John.
She was a native and life resident of Covington and Folsom, La. For 34 years, Wayert was a Delta Flight Attendant.
Graveside services were held on June 26 at St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery, 75376 River Road St. Benedict, LA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Tammany Humane Society, 20384 Harrison Ave. Covington, LA 70433 or call 985-892-7387.
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Amelia “Me Me” Catherine Davis passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at her home in Covington.
She was 37 years old.
She born to the late Frank Davis and Rose Mary Davis in Covington.
She was a member of Doughty Chapel A.M.E. Church from birth through her teenage years. She attended school in St. Tammany Parish. She was employed by St. Tammany Parish School Board. She also was a former employee of Winn-Dixie, Southeast Louisiana Hospital and Northshore Behavioral.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose Mary Davis; brother, Frank Davis Jr.; brother, Clifton Davis (Bootsy); grandparents, Felix and Idel Harrison, and Mary Bell Davis; great-aunt, Alice Crockett and St. Joseph Crockett; and uncle and aunt Clifford and Margie White.
Funeral services were held on June 28 at St. James Baptist Church, 312 Highway 1077, Madisonville, LA 70447.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Rescue New Orleans, 271 Plauche St., Harrahan, LA 70123.
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Fay Edna Fugler Hill passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Covington.
She was 61 years old.
She was born in Baton Rouge to the late Sylvester Chandler and Sallie Tate Fugler.
Hill is survived by daughter and granddaughter, Madisyn Fay Miller; sisters, Christine Douglass-Hart (Fletcher) and Stephanie Fugler Ballard (Henry); niece, Kimberly Ballard Ardoin; nephew, Henry Thomas Ballard Jr.; and oldest and dearest friend, Peggy Langlois Kidd.
A Celebration of Life was held on June 28 at Montpelier Baptist Church, 2241 St. Helena Ave., Montpelier, Louisiana.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Fay Edna Fugler Hill to the Building Funds of Montpelier Baptist Church or Live Oak United Methodist Church, Watson LA.
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