Obituaries published October 30, 2014

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Obituaries published October 30, 2014

Raymond Walter Hickey passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Mandeville.
He was born on February 1, 1923, to the late Viola Windmann and Eugene Blenk Hickey in New Orleans and was the step-son of the late Thelma Sullivan Hickey.
He was the husband of Elizabeth Roberts Hickey for 67 years. He is survived by children, Elizabeth H. Dufour (David), Raymond E. Hickey (Vickie), David T. Hickey (Lisa), Eileen H. Gulotta (Grant) and Bryan J. Hickey; grandchildren, Joseph Gulotta (Lane), Jennifer Gulotta, Emily Gulotta, Ryan Hickey, Jordan Hickey, Scott Hickey, Kristina Hickey and Mark Taranto (Maria); and great-grandchildren, Harrison Gulotta and Elizabeth Gulotta.
He is also survived by sister-in-law, Elba R. Hickey.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene John Hickey; and son, Darryl M. Hickey.
Hickey is retired from the New Orleans Clerks’ & Checkers’ Union Local No., 1497 – I.L.A. – A.F.L. – C.I.O. He was a resident of St. Bernard Parish before relocating to St. Tammany Parish after Hurricane Katrina.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Friday, Oct. 31 beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington.
Interment at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Covington will immediately follow mass.
Sign the family guestbook or share a memory on our tribute wall at the website www.ejfieldingfh.com.

Richard J. Laird passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, surrounded by loved ones at his home in Folsom.
He was born on Thursday, November 29, 1945, to Lilda Louella Bryant and Joseph Samuel Laird.
He was the husband of Alice Gail Taylor Laird.
He is survived by his mother, “Oudie” Laird; son, Richard “Jay” Laird Jr. (Terri); daughter, Jana Laird Pond (Kevin); brother, Wallace B. Laird (Sue); and grandchildren, Miles, Matthew and Joleigh Pond.
His father preceded him in death.
A life resident of Folsom, Laird (Richie) was well known and respected for servicing the banking and finance needs of his community. He was active on numerous committees and gave of his time and efforts to organizations such as the Rotary Club, The Chamber of Commerce and he was a member of the original board of directors for Leadership St. Tammany West.
The children he mentored and the activities involved with St. Tammany’s Junior Livestock Show held a special place in his heart and was an annual event in which he was proud to participate. He was also a lifelong, dedicated member of Red Bluff Baptist Church in Folsom.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 29 at Red Bluff Baptist Church, 15204 Highway 1078 Folsom, La.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the above address for Red Bluff Baptist Church.
Sign the family guestbook or share a memory on our tribute wall at the website www.ejfieldingfh.com.

Juanita Steed Jolissaint passed away.
She was a native of Greensburg, La., a resident of New Orleans and Slidell, and since 1998 a resident of Mandeville. She graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican College with a B.A. in English and received a Master’s Degree in Business from Tulane University.
She was the wife of the late Alphonse Rene “Chic” Jolissaint Jr.; mother of sons and their spouses, Charles and wife Diane Johnson Jolissaint, of Soquel, California; Al and wife Ann Dickey Jolissaint of Baton Rouge, La.; and Mark and wife Theresa Trapani of Mandeville.
She is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 4499 Sharp Rd. Mandeville, LA 70448.
Visitation at the church will begin at 2 p.m., with the service beginning at 3. Interment will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church — for the benefit of the children.
Share a memory on the tribute wall at ejfieldingfh.com

Maria Cantu DelBosque passed away on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.
She was 82 yeras old.
She was the wife of the late Theodore DelBosque; mother of Daniel DelBosque, Dora Lara, Criselida O’Brien, Josephine LeBlanc, Don DelBosque and the late Leobardo DelBosque; daughter of the late Vicenta Amador Cantu and Isamel Cantu; and sister of the late Joseph Cantu.
She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was a native of Skidmore, Texas, and a longtime resident of New Orleans and Mandeville.
A graveside service was held on Oct. 25 in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, 2280 W. 21st Avenue, Covington.
Sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online guestbook at www.ejfieldingfh.com.

Gail Tauzier Juneau passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.
She was born on Thursday, December 23, 1937, in New Orleans to Olga McKay and Lionel Tauzier and was a resident of Mandeville for the past 21 years.
Having lived most of her life in New Orleans, Juneau retired from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management and was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.
She was the wife of the late Aubrey L. Juneau. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lori Juneau Wehner and Cory J. Wehner; granddaughter, Gabrielle Anne Wehner; and brother, – Lionel Tauzier.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and sister, Faye Tauzier Barker.
A funeral Mass was held on Oct. 25 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or by calling (800) 272-3900.
Sign the guestbook or share a memory on the tribute wall at www.ejfieldingfh.com.

Edna Comiskey peacefully passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, with dementia.
She was born on Manhattan Island on November 14, 1924, and earned scholarships to Cathedral High School; the top school for Catholic girls on 5th Avenue across from St. Patrick’s and the College of New Rochelle, a premium institution for young Catholic ladies.
She worked in a bank and in advertising agencies before marriage to Patrick T. Comiskey, who loved her dearly during 56 years of life together in New York, Connecticut, and Louisiana.
She lived in Covington in the Tchefuncta Club Estates 37 years and Christwood Retirement Center three years. She was preceded in death by her sister, lifetime best friend, and confidant, Rosella O’Reilly; and brothers, John, Robert and James.
She is survived by her husband, Pat.
She loved singing in a choir, and when she first started attending Mass at St. Anselm in Madisonville in 1975, the pastor did not have a choir or anyone to play the organ. She volunteered for several years to be the Music Ministry leading the parishioners while singing the hymns a cappella. She continued singing in the choir many years.
A funeral Mass was held on Oct. 23 at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Anselm Catholic Church Building Fund or the Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Ave, New Orleans, LA 70123.
E. J. Fielding Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. Share a memory on the tribute wall at ejfieldingfh.com.

Debra Rexroad passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Baton Rouge at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.
She was 59 years old.
After living most of her life in Champaign, Ill. and after a short stay in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she decided to move back to Bogalusa.
She was employed by STARC and thoroughly enjoyed working with her clients. She had a special compassion for people.
She was the daughter of the late Daniel and Luella Henrietta Sapp.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Sapp.
She was the mother of Justin Rexroad (April); and a devoted grandmother to Astrid and Oliver Rexroad.
In addition to her son and his family, she is survived by a sister,
Donna Phelps (Bobby) of Bogalusa; and brother, Danny Sapp (Gwyn) of Greencastle, Indiana.
She was the aunt of Ed, Lisa, Laura, Lorraine and Robert.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at New Life United Pentecostal Church at 1600 Jefferson Street in Bogalusa at 2 p.m.
The Rev. Wesley Quave and the Rev. John Franklin will be officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA 985-875-1131.

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