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 Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Ruby Reed Lyons

Mother of Joshua M. Lyons ’87

Grandmother of John P. ’08 and Randolph G. Laborde ’10

Visitation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Doris Catherine McGinity Boudreaux

Wife of the late Allen I. Boudreaux ’38

Mother of Allen I. Boudreaux, Jr. ’67

Grandmother of Allen I. Boudreaux III ’93

Funeral services will be private.

Posted Monday, August 17, 2020

Gene Tarzetti

Father of Gene Tarzetti, Jr. ’79

Grandfather of Ty A. Tarzetti ’16

Funeral services will be private.

Gene was on the coaching staff when Jesuit High School won the State Championship in 1960.

Daniel Thomas Benedetto, Jr.

Brother of Brandon G. Benedetto ’10

A Funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA 70005.

Karen Buwe Dietz

Wife of Thompson Mack Dietz IV ’66

Mother of T. Michael ’97 and Kevin N. Dietz ’01

Funeral services will be private.

Karen Jahncke de la Houssaye

Wife of Jean Paul de la Houssaye ’60

A burial and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Posted Friday, August 14, 2020

G. Mark McGregor ’68

Son of the late Howard H. McGregor, Sr. ’35

Brother of the late Howard H. McGregor, Jr. ’61

Father of George M. McGregor, Jr. ’03 and Cooper W. McGregor ’06

Visitation at 11:30 a.m., eulogies at 12:45 p.m., and Mass at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at the Chapel of the North American Martyrs at Jesuit High School

George Grigsby Long III

Father of Brandon S. Long ’95

Visitation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, LA 70005

Peggy (Margaret) Blake Gehbauer

Mother of L. Blake Gehbauer ’87

Funeral services were held previously.

Marlene Mouledous Eagan

Wife of Michael Q. Eagan, Sr. ’63

Funeral services were held in California.

Posted Monday, August 10, 2020

Nancy L. Montelepre

Grandmother of Stephen Montelepre ’08, Dustin Dillmann ’09, and Glenn “Patrick” Gillen, Jr. ’20

Services were held previously.

Jean J. Legrand

Father of William G. ’76 and Milton Legrand ’78

Grandfather of Christopher W. ’05 and Stephen C. Legrand ’07

A private burial will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020. Donations to Jesuit High School scholarship fund.

Peggy Wilson Martin

Mother of Robert J. Martin ’78

Visitation a 10 a.m. and Mass at Noon on Monday, August 10, 2020, at St. Rita Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, LA 70123

Lori Lorentz

Mother of Samuel O. ’18 and Reece H. Guillory ’20

Sister of Daniel J. Lorentz ’75

Visitation at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at St. Dominic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124

Joseph P. “Jay” Haydel

Father of Scott J. Haydel ’78

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Jay was a former Jesuit High School band director.