OBITUARY

Eloise Marilyn Held Rachuba

May 29, 1929December 1, 2018
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Eloise Marilyn Held Rachuba, a retired homemaker, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at home on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late William Frank Rachuba. Daughter of the late Edward W. and Mildred Lee Held. Sister of the late Cyril, Alvin, Alvina, Miriam and Edward Held. Mother of the late William “Bill”, (Pam) Rachuba, Jr. She is survived by two sons, Reginald and Danny Rachuba, and one daughter, Deborah (Forest) Dobronich. Grandmother of Nina (Mike) Shephard, Reginald (Jeanne) Rachuba Jr., Justin (Desiree) Lang, Courtney (Tony) Dobronich, Amanda and Richelle Dobronich and nine great-grandchildren: Tori, Chris, Ella, Ethan, Liam, Rikki, Jovi, Ashton, and Brennan. In her youth, Eloise worked as an elevator operator at Mark lsaacs department store, where she met the love of her life, whom she later married. Together, they started a family, and she became a homemaker. Eloise had a generous and loving heart. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She loved animals and opened her home to many in need. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, exercise classes, music, dancing, and singing. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. A Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 AM. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. For those who wish to honor Eloise with gifts or flowers, pink is her favorite color and animal charity is a cause that is near and dear to her heart. Donations made in her name, to the animal charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Eloise Marilyn Held Rachuba

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Carol Lopiccolo o’reilly

December 7, 2018

My parents Jewel& Frank Lopiccolo were best friends with El & Mr Billy . So everyone became a one big family. Christmas Mardi Gras , Crawfish Boils & Mr Billy made them extra spicy. Now everyone is all together again . Hope you’ll have a big party. Mr Billy don’t give Peanuts the dog any more beer he was a little drunk. Love you’ll Carol

Jimmy Miller

December 5, 2018

I remember Mrs Eloise back in the sixties and seventies, she was a Beautiful Lady inside and out, Debbie, Reggi and Danny were so Blessed by God to have her as a mom, my Prayers are for God's Face to Shine on The Rachuba family with Comfort through this time of Loss, God Bless 💓 Jimmy (The Preacher) Miller.

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