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St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA

OBITUARY

Jeanette Champagne Nicolay

February 6, 1928December 31, 2019
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Jeanette Champagne Nicolay passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the age of 91. She was the cherished wife of 54 years to the late Frederick Jacob Nicolay III. Loving mother of Suzanne Pellegrine (Larry), Sandra Yeadon (Richard) and Michael Nicolay (Kathy). Daughter of the late Alcest Champagne and Suzanne Ford Champagne. Sister of Margie Bucher (Frank), Alder Champagne (the late Jeanette), Mary Ann Lendle (the late Fritz), Kenneth Champagne (Camilla) and the late Stanley Champagne (the late Eunice), Ralph Champagne (the late Myrtie) and William Champagne (Josie). Proud grandmother of Nicole Sensebe (Kevin), Christine Green (Mason), Alison Schroeder (Bobby), Kaitlyn Lotz (Corey), Peter Yeadon (Rachel) and Melanie McClain (David). Great grandmother of Emily Schaubhut, Molly Schroeder, Ella Schroeder, Natalie Lotz and Luke McClain. She is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Jeanette was born in Boutte, LA and was a longtime resident of Chalmette, LA where she was an active member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Following Hurricane Katrina, Jeanette moved to Nouveau Marc and became an active member of the senior community. She never played a game of cards until she went to Nouveau Marc. After which, if she wasn’t in her apartment, she was deep in a card game. Her 91 years were blessed with family and many close friends. She believed each day was a blessing and found pleasure in caring deeply for others. She was well loved and will be deeply missed by those she touched.

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 Tuesday, January 7th from 9:00AM – 11:00AM, followed by a Funeral Mass beginning at 11:00AM. She will be laid to eternal rest with her beloved husband in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Jeanette to the Louisiana Camp Challenge for kids at 504-347-2267 or campchallenge.org

Services

  • VISITATION Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • FUNERAL MASS Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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Jeanette Champagne Nicolay

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Mary Bailey

January 7, 2020

RIP, Aunt Jeanette,
Fond childhood memories of Nicolay family.
Love,
Mary Nicolay Bailey
Metairie, LA

Janet Champagne Kidd

January 2, 2020

I remember Aunt Jean as a fun loving person, she always had a smile on her face. When she came to visit Maw and Pa she made the best hamburgers ever. Heaven has definitely gained another angel. Suzanne,, Sandy and Fred my prayers are with you.

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