In Memoriam

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This page features death notices and information about funeral services pertaining to deceased members of the Jesuit High School community. The page is frequently updated and is based mainly on information contained in the death notices published on and in the New Orleans Advocate. The list of deceased is also compiled and printed in Jaynotes, Jesuit’s alumni publication.

Jesuit alumni who live outside the metro New Orleans region are encouraged to submit information about their deceased loved ones.

Alumni can also email us at or call us at (504) 483-3947 to submit information or ask questions about information the In Memoriam process.

For In Memoriam listings prior to June 1, 2013, visit Jesuit’s website archives.

Posted Thursday, September 22, 2022

Margaret S. Escousse

Wife of Bradley Escousse ’80

Sister of Michael A. Schiro ’81 & Paul Schiro ’86

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans LA, on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 12:00 noon. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.

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Posted Friday, September 16, 2022

Christian Karcher

Father of Jacques C. Karcher ’21

Please join us, Sunday, September 18, 2022 as we celebrate the life and legacy of Christian Karcher. Visitation will be held at Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A memorial service will immediately follow.

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Mary Jane S. Butera

Wife of the Clendon J. Butera ’41†

Mother of Barry M. Butera ’74 & Brian J. Butera ’75

Grandmother of Barry M. Butera, Jr. ’06, Benjamin J. Butera ’08, Robert C. Butera ’11 & Brandon J. Butera ’13, Daniel S. Fitzpatrick ’09, Kevin Michael Fitzpatrick ’11 & Michael P. McGovern ’21

Visitation will be at Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Jesuit High School’s Chapel of the North American Martyrs, 310 S. Solomon St., New Orleans, LA at 2:00 p.m.

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Jesse J. Anthony, Jr. ’85

Brother of Gerald W. Anthony ’88

A Celebration service honoring the life and legacy of the late Mr. Jessie James Anthony, Jr., will be held in the Chapel of Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 1 p.m. Visitation at 12 noon in the Chapel.

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Emile P. Lafourcade, Jr. ’60

Father of Emile P. Lafourcade III ’90; Brother of Alan T. Lafourcade ’65

Visitation will be on Friday, September 16, 2022, at St. Ann Church and Shrine, 3601 Transcontinental Dr., Metairie, LA 70006, beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a Memorial Mass at noon.

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Posted Friday, September 9, 2022

Moon Landrieu ’48

Father of Mitchell J. Landrieu ’78, Martin E. Landrieu ’81 & Maurice E. Landrieu ’84

Grandfather of Jacques P. Landrieu ’09, Matthew J. Landrieu ’09, Tyler M. Landrieu ’09, Benjamin P. Landrieu ’11, Martin J. Landrieu ’13, Adam E. Landrieu ’17, William K. Landrieu ’18

Brother of Joseph G. Landrieu, Jr. ’44†

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on Loyola University’s campus in New Orleans, with Archbishop Gregory Aymond officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the church.

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Mary Alice Long

Mother of Thomas J. Long ’67, Daniel A. Long ’68, & James H. Long ’73

A memorial service will be held at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA  on Saturday, September 10, 2022, with visitation at 11:00 a.m.  followed by Mass at 12:00 p.m.

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Posted Thursday, September 1, 2022

Bradley M. Driscoll ’03

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass at 1:30 p.m. with a reception to follow at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, LA. 

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Gerard A. “Jerry” Ballanco ’60

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at the New Orleans Botanical Garden on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at a time to be announced.

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Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Ruby P. Ory

Mother of Amy O. Tassin

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Thursday, September 1, 2022, starting at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m.

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Brian E. Wrobel

Father of Jason B. Wrobel ’07

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., immediately followed by an 11:00 a.m. service in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home at 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana 70124.

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Marion S. Bruno

Mother of Joseph M. Bruno ’72, Frank A. Bruno ’73, & Stephen P. Bruno ’75

Grandmother of Joseph M. Bruno ’97, Roy G. Bruno ’05, Christopher J. Bruno ’10, Palmer M. Bruno ’10, & Christian T. Bruno ’14

Merle R. Scairono

Grandmother of Kris A. Scairono ’93

Great-grandmother of Benjamin J. Scairono ’25

Patrick O. Curley

Grandfather of Quincy J. Curley ’21

Posted Monday, August 22, 2022

Edmond J. “Chick” Bendernagel, Jr. ’52

Father of John E. Bendernagel ’80

Grandfather of John G. Bendernagel ’19

Visitation and funeral services will be Friday, August 26, 2022, at Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m.

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