Alice Fassitt Jupiter

October 9, 1919November 24, 2012

Alice Fassitt Jupiter, A Retired Teacher And Guidance Counselor With The New Orleans Public School System For Forty-Five Years, Died Peacefully At Home in Baton Rouge, LA Saturday November 24, 2012. The Cause Was Congestive Heart Failure. She Was 93. A Life Long Resident Of New Orleans Before Relocating To Baton Rouge Following Hurricane Katrina She Was The Wife Of The Late Eugene Clyde Jupiter Who Predeceased Her In 1994. They Were Married For 40 Years. A Graduate Of McDonogh No.35 High School Mrs. Jupiter Received Her Bachelor of Science Degree From Xavier University Of New Orleans In 1941. In November 2011 She Attended Her 70th College Reunion At Xavier. She Held A Masters Degree In Home Economics And Nutrition From New York University And Completed Additional Graduate Studies For Certification As A Louisiana School Counselor. She Was A Daughter of the late George Carroll Fassitt And The Late Adele Nelson Fassitt Who In 1916 Were Among The Founding Families Of Holy Ghost Catholic Church And School In New Orleans. After Retiring From The New Orleans Public School System, She Was Recruited To Serve On And Ultimately Elected President Of The Advisory Board Of The New Orleans Adolescent Hospital, Then A Mental Health Facility For Youngsters Stigmatized By Mental Illness And Substance Use Disorders. For Four Decades, She Was A Lector At Holy Ghost Catholic Church And Continued In That Role At St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church In Baton Rouge Until 2011. Survivors Include Two Sisters, Yvonne Fassitt Thomas And Grace Fassitt Oliver; Eleven Nieces And Nephews: Virgil Demery, Alice Travis, Charlene Wilson, Sharon Buggage, Adele Hubbard, Deborah Marquez, Trina Wilson, George Fassitt, Emmett Oliver Jr., Derek Thomas, Rodney Thomas III; And A Surrogate Grandson Alexander Maugeri. A Mass of Christian Burial Will Be Celebrated On Monday December 10, 2012, 10 A.M. At Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 445 Marquette Avenue, Baton Rouge. Celebrant Is Reverend Trey Nelson , Pastor of St. Jude Church. Visitation Will Begin At 9 A.M. Interment Will Follow at 2 P.M., Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Norman Mayer Avenue New Orleans. Rite Of Burial Will Be Led By Reverend John Cisewski, Pastor Of St. Katharine Drexel, Formerly Holy Ghost Church. Greenoaks Funeral Home, Baton Rouge Is In Charge Of The Arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 10, 2012

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Alice Travis

May 19, 2013

Dearest Auntie Alice,

Memories of you are precious.

May 18, 2013 has just passed.

I could not stop thinking about you. I remembered you as you were on May 18, 1954. It was the day after the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision 347 U.S. 483 (1954).

My brother Virgil Demery and I were children. When we came down to breakfast you __Miss Alice Fassitt ( you married in 1955) were sitting in your customary seat at one end of the kitchen table. Even now, I still can see you wearing your red cashmere robe.

Grandfather George Carroll Fassitt already had left for work. Grandmother Adele Nelson Fassitt was milling about the kitchen in the camelback house. Instantly, Virgil Jr. and I knew something really significant had happened.

The Times Picayune newspaper was placed on the table slightly to the left above your plate. It was unopened. You sat mesmerized __glancing repeatedly at the banner headline:

Supreme Court Outlaws Segregation

You spoke only one phrase, “It had to be; It is the law of the land.” Over and over between uncustomary multiple refills of coffee you proclaimed, “It had to be; It is the law of the land.”

You spoke no other words that morning. You dressed and departed the house in silence __off to teach the children.

Virgil and I were confused. We could feel the earth shaking, but we did not know why. As we left for school I asked Grandmother Adele (born 1895 the year before Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537 (1896) held that segregation did not violate the law), “What happened? What's this all about?”

Adele Fassitt, your mother, gazing pass me and Virgil __into a long ago century __replied, “It's all about a funeral. Jim Crow is dead.”

Marie Barney

December 14, 2012

My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time,with deepest sympathy.
Sincerely, Marie Barney

December 13, 2012

Alice was a board member of NOAH's Friends at the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital for many years. She served as president and secretary. I worked with her in my capacity as Volunteer Director at NOAH. She volunteered in many capacities at the hospital including the gift shop and special events.

She was a wonderful, caring lady who will be greatly missed.

My condolences to her family.


Alison Dillmann

Linda Andrews

December 11, 2012

My sincere sympathy to Charlene Thomas Wilson and her Mother(Ms. Yvonne) Charlene I continue to be in awe of your strength and compassion for others. You will continue to be in my prayers.

Rodney Thomas

December 11, 2012

Thank you Auntie for all of the blessings that you bestowed on your friends & family during your long and full life. We know that you still love us, and we will always love you.

Sister M. Roland Lagarde, SBS

December 10, 2012

You are remembered in my thoughts and prayers. I recall many happy days working with you on committees for Holy Ghost Church and School during the 1970's. Rest in peace.
Sr. M. Roland Lagarde, SBS

Gregory/Janet Rochon

December 8, 2012

You will always be remembered. Rest in peace!

December 8, 2012


Gail Berzat Paul

December 7, 2012

Alice and Virgil my deepest sympathy to you. Mrs. Jupiter was such an Elegant Woman. I always admired her.

Ursula Carrere Jupiter

December 7, 2012

Rest In Peace