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 Nola.com/Times-Picayune 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 volunteer@jesuitnola.org 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, August 31, 2023

Santo Collura

Grandfather of Stephen G. Collura ’08 & Andrew M. Collura ’10


Catherine C. Spadoro

Mother of James J. Spadaro, Jr. ’69


Posted Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Barry C. Escher, Sr. ’59

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass, officiated at Grace Funeral Home, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, LA 70433 on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

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Posted Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Charles J. “Chuck” DiCorte ’81

Eric H. Sciara ’91

Brother of Kenneth L. Sciara ’78


Irvine J. “Pinky” Vidacovich, Jr. ’51

Brother of Richard P. Vidacovich ’55


Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Saturday, September 2, 2023, beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m.

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Gilbert F. Ganucheau, Sr. ’47

Father of Gilbert F. Ganucheau, Jr. ’77, Thomas E. Ganucheau ’81, & Richard J. Ganucheau ’82

Grandfather of Conan M. Magee ’97, Jonathan P. Magee ’00, Adam J. Ganucheau ’04, Mark A. Hill ’04, Jeffrey M. Ganucheau ’06, Elliott R. Waits ’07 & Ross F. Ganucheau ’09

Great-grandfather of John Paul Ganucheau ’27 & James R. Ganucheau ’28

Brother of Charles Ganucheau ’44† & Raymond E. Ganucheau ’54


Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Friday September 1, 2023, beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at Noon.

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Posted Friday, August 25, 2023

Jean M. Pigéon Boettner

Grandmother of David W. Gernhauser, Jr. ’00 & Daniel S. Paisant, Jr. ’19 David W. Gernhauser, Jr. ’00


Josephine C. DeMatteo

Wife of Salvatore J. DeMatteo ’57†

Mother of Saverio J. DeMatteo ’83; Grandmother of Salvatore P. DeMatteo ’19


Randolph G. “Randy” Rivet ‘71

Brother of Charles G. Rivet ’65 & Pierre G. Rivet ’66

Son of Charles L. Rivet ’39

Grandson of Charles J. Rivet 1907


Mary Louise K. Gandolini

Mother of Donald J. Gandolini, Jr. ’71

Grandmother of Ryan L. Gandolini ’02, Dante W. Gandolini ’06, & Michael J. Gandolini ’08


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Road. Visitation 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Mass at 11:00 a.m.

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Matthew J. Schott, Sr. ‘53

Brother of Arthur O. Schott ’36†, Bernard J. Schott ’37†, Rev. Paul W. Schott, S.J. ’40†, Steven H. Schott ’46†, & Patrick M Schott ’47†


The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home – Bertrand on Friday, August 25, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening in the funeral home. Visiting hours will continue Saturday, August 26, 2023, at St. Mary Mother of the Church, 419 Doucet Road, Lafayette, LA 70503, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.

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Jean Paul de la Houssaye ‘60

Brother of Roy E. de la Houssaye, Jr. ’45†, Felix L. de la Houssaye ’46†, & John L. de la Houssaye ’51†


Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Mass at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington, LA 70433 on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 12:00 Noon with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until Mass time.

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Posted Monday, August 21, 2023

Betty R. Laiche

Wife of Alces J. Laiche, Jr. ’47

Mother of John T. Laiche ’74 & James E. Laiche ’79


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.

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JoAnn R. Bland

Mother of James R. Bland, Jr. ’93


Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held in the chapel at 2:00 p.m.

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