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St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA

OBITUARY

Eugene Gerald Maitrejean

March 18, 1932May 14, 2020

Eugene G. Maitrejean, a decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who proudly served his country during the Korean War, passed away peacefully at his home while surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the age of 88. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Doris Katherine Doyle Maitrejean. He was the loving father of Pam M. Theady (Eddie), Eugene G. Maitrejean Jr. (Kay), Larry D. Maitrejean (Malin) and John B. Maitrejean (Heather). Son of the late John and Elenora Demotts Maitrejean. Brother of the late John Maitrejean, Justin Maitrejean, Shirley Walsh, Joseph Maitrejean and Wallace Maitrejean. Proud grandfather of Dominique T. Mixon (Andrew), Chaz Theady, Meredith & Madelyn Maitrejean, Anders & Colin Maitrejean and Chloe & Kate Maitrejean. He is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Eugene was a native of New Orleans, LA and a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish where he enjoyed a long career as a Shift Supervisor with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Along with his service as a Corporal in the U.S. Marines, Eugene was a member of the VFW Post 7194, Council on Aging and enjoyed many years of ball games at the Community Park Playground in Arabi. He found pleasure in the details of everyday life and caring deeply for others. Eugene will always be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his family and his country, his caring and loving spirit, his laughter, and spoiling the grandchildren. He was a wonderful example of what it means to care for others and will be deeply missed by us all.

The family would like to express deep gratitude to Carter Davis M.D. and his staff, Sandra Kruse, Angie Copping, Marisa Martin and Krystal Shreve for your care and compassion when it was needed most.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR CHURCH, 2320 Paris Rd, Chalmette, LA on Monday, May 25th from 11:00AM – 12:00PM, followed by a Funeral Mass beginning at 12:00PM. He will be laid to eternal rest with Military Honors, next to his beloved wife in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Eugene’s memory to the National Autism Society at National Autism Society, 4340 West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814 (800-328-8476) or Tunnels to Towers Foundation at 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 1030 (718-987-1931).

Services

  • VISITATION

    Monday, May 25, 2020

  • FUNERAL MASS

    Monday, May 25, 2020

Memories

Eugene Gerald Maitrejean

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Barney and Sally Fussell

May 25, 2020

Pam,
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We enjoyed his company many times at Craig's crawfish boils and Angie's parties. He will be missed. We will keep him in our prayers along with the rest of the family.

Steve and Carol Zimmer

May 25, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Steve and Carol

Steve and Carol Zimmer

May 25, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at the difficult time.
Steve and Carol

Cy Quinn

May 25, 2020

I just want to take this time to pay my respect to fellow worker
at NFC, Gene Maitrejean.
A truly good man.

Annette Accomando

May 21, 2020

Dear Maitrejean Family,

Know that our prayers are with you.

As I think more of you and your dad and mom this week, instead of being sad, I am filled with joy that our “group” was so blessed to have each other as Community Park family.
Some of the things I have been remembering about our conversations and his genuine concern for all of us include the story of how he and your mom met. If i’m remembering correctly didn’t he and one of his brothers stop to help your mom change a flat tire!
I remember our vacations together. I remember the engagement parties and weddings. I remember being at the Morici’s camp together. Going to parades together. And of course, Community Park. I love them and I know they loved me.

Sending love your way.

Shankar Swamy

May 20, 2020

Mr. Maitrejean was such a happy and joyful presence in any room. He lit up whenever he saw his kids, grandkids or even friends of his kids like myself. His joy would compel you to walk over to him even in a crowded room and share a few words and catch up. He always started every exchange with “How’s your family?”. Clearly family was always most important to him and his joy and compassion for family permeated through the entire clan. I was always so welcomed by the Maitrejean family and I thoroughly enjoyed the love, laughter and tight family ties of any Maitrejean family gathering which I was fortunate enough to be included in. He will be missed but his best qualities endure in the family he left behind.

Shank Swamy, Family Friend

Lori Goodwin

May 19, 2020

Dear Pam,
Your father was so nice to talk to when visiting you in GA. Such a wonderful man with so much to share of his great knowledge. I know your mother was happy to have her husband join her in Heaven.
I’m sorry for your loss and I know you have many fond memories of your Dad.
I’m praying for you and your family.
Love,
Lori

Buddy & Dawn Riess

May 19, 2020

Pam,
Buddy and I send our deepest condolences & heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Peggy Perniciaro

May 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with the Eugene Family in this time of sorrow. Mr. Eugene was such a sweet and caring man!

Melanie Goodyear

May 19, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss and have been praying for all of you during this time. He and your Mom did an amazing job raising a beautiful and caring family and we know that those memories will be what gets all of you through this.
Melanie and Richard Goodyear

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