Obituaries – July 20

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Obituaries – July 20

Timothy McKeon passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the age of 73. He was the son of the late James Frank McKeon and the late Theresa Ankrom McKeon.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Dardenella McKeon; his two daughters Colleen Grace (Daniel) and Karen Fischer (Frank, Jr.); and four grandchildren Kaitlyn, Chanler, Ozzy, and Alex. His love didn’t end there, he was known as Papa Tim to many.

Tim was a native of New Orleans and frequent patron of Buffa’s Bar where he loved to play jeopardy. He worked for National and Pan-American Airlines. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. Tim doesn’t want you to cry for him, instead raise a beer for him in his memory.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Tim’s life on Saturday, July 22, 2017 with open house beginning at 10 a.m. – until at 301-B Live Oak Blvd, Mandeville, LA 70471.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Timothy Frank McKeon please visit the E.J. Fielding  Sympathy Store.

 

use this wheltonMaurice Patrick “Paddy” Whelton passed away peacefully on his birthday, July 14, 2017, after 60 years of a blissful marriage with his “bride” Elaine Brown Whelton of Albany, NY. He was born in Galveston, TX on July 14, 1934, to Nancy Kilroy and Patrick Whelton. He attended Kirwin High School in Galveston and graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.

After his five children were grown and he had retired from a long and successful career in the maritime industry, he left his home in New Orleans to embark on the adventure of a lifetime with his bride. Paddy and Elaine sailed the Caribbean for five years before settling back in League City, TX and eventually Abita Springs, LA. He was a devout Catholic, who loved his children deeply. He spoke often of how proud he was of the men and women they had become.

His grandchildren were always captivated by his fantastical stories of hitch-hiking, motorcycle antics, and his version of “putting meat on the table.” His zest for weekend fun and adventure often had to be verified by his children, as duck hunting, waterskiing on the Mississippi River, deep sea fishing, and oystering were said to have occurred on the same weekend . . . living out of a tent.

He is survived by five children – Michael Whelton, Gregory Whelton, Denise DeFranco, Diane McCarthy, and Bridget Torregrosa; two siblings – Teel McGough and Patrick Whelton; 14 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three siblings – Edward, Ellen, and Rose Marie Whelton; and one son – Dennis Whelton.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at St. Jane de Chantal Church, 72040 Maple St., Abita Springs, LA. Refreshments will be served in the church hall immediately following mass until 2:00 PM. Following a procession from the church, graveside services are scheduled to take place at 2:30 PM at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433.

In lieu of flowers, donations to your own church or to St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church in Abita Springs, LA may be made in memory of Maurice “Paddy” Whelton.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Maurice “Paddy” Whelton please visit the E.J. Fielding  Sympathy Store.

 

use this benitezMyra Melancon Benitez passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 in Folsom, LA. She was born in New Orleans on Tuesday, August 16, 1966 and was a life long resident of St. Tammany Parish. She graduated from the Charity School of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse in the NICU for many years.

She is survived by her loving daughter – Jordyn Benitez; son-in-law – Rick Cordes, Jr.; one granddaughter – Cameryn Cordes; three sisters – Melissa Melancon, Marion Picou and Monica Guidry; her pets that she loved dearly – Hershey and Goose; also, many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by one sister – Melanie Blanchard.

Family and friends are welcome and called to join together in remembrance of Myra on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433.

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To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Myra Melancon Benitez please visit the E.J. Fielding Sympathy Store.

 

use this lamanetteAnita Mae Plances Lamanette passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in Covington. A native of New Orleans, she was born on Saturday, August 8, 1931 to Sarah Francipano and Frank Plances and was a resident of St. Bernard for nearly 50 years before moving to Covington in 2005.

The beloved wife of the late John James Lamanette, she is survived by her daughter – Debra L. Delatte (Kenny); two sons – John “J.D.” Lamanette (Desiree) and Ronald J. Lamanette (Janis); two granddaughters – Melissa Boos (Jason) and Michelle King (Chad); and two great grandchildren – Mason and Madison Boos.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 6 sisters; and one granddaughter – Rachelle Candebat.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend a memorial mass at 11a.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433.

Visiting hours beganFriday at 10 a.m.

Interment at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Covington immediately followed mass.

Share a memory on the tribute wall at www.ejfieldingfh.com

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Anita Mae Plances Lamanette please visit the E.J. Fielding Sympathy Store.

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