OBITUARY

Edward August Jaunet Jr.

December 13, 1933August 25, 2019

Edward August ‘Eddie” Jaunet, Jr., died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 25,2019, after a full and wonderful life, at his home in Mandeville, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sr. and Irma Buras Jaunet, and his siblings, Jack Jaunet and Jaqueline Jaunet Griffin. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lolita “Lee” Bruno Jaunet, and 3 siblings, Philip Jaunet(Eddrie), Judy Jaunet Hutchinson(Gerald) and Ernest Jaunet; children, Melanie Jaunet Genovese, Mark Jaunet (Gilly); David Jaunet (Stephanie); Lisa Jaunet Weir (Danny); and Sherry Jaunet Mello (Todd); grandchildren, Kelly Jaunet Jones(Dustin), Renee Jaunet Hayes(Kristen), Shelby Perkins, Cori Perkins, Mark Jaunet Jr., Maggie Jaunet, Andrew Jaunet, Emily Jaunet, Matthew Weir, Marisa Weir, Danny Weir Jr,, and Holli Weir; as well as 4 great grandchildren, Chloe Jones, Olivia Jones, Alyssa Ledet, Ella Grace Naftel. Eddie was born December 13, 1933, in New Orleans, and graduated from SJ Peters High School. He entered the Navy at the age of 18 and served four years on the U.S. Navy Destroyer, USS Frank Knox (DD-742) which at the end of the Korean Conflict was part of the convoy which escorted 14,000 Chinese former prisoners of war during their exodus from Korea to political asylum in Formosa and he earned the rank of first class Electrician. With an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Navy, he came home and after a short 6 months married the girl of his dreams at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Chalmette, Louisiana. He attended Delgado College, LSUNO, and Tulane. During 21 years as plant electrician at Kaiser Aluminum, Chalmette, he also co-owned and operated Arabi Electric Co. The Kaiser Aluminum plant shut down in Chalmette and Eddie retired from Kaiser and formed his own industrial electrical company, E/S Electrical Co. which he operated for the next thirty years. Eddie was an avid hunter and fisherman and liked nothing better than “getting ready” for a trip with his sons and brother-in-law Allan Molero, Sr. He and Lee also enjoyed getting together with their dear friends, Marty and Joyce Rauch, who accompanied them to Pat O’Brien’s on their very first date in 1957. You can see a large picture of that date in the entryway at Pat O’Brien’s representing “the fifties”. In 1988 the couple moved into their dream home which they designed and built in Venetian Isles in New Orleans. It was there that they enjoyed family and friends for eighteen years, filled with seafood boils, boat rides and fun in the pool. Eddie and Lee also loved getting together with dear friends, Joyce and Marty Rauch, who lived two doors away and who arranged their first blind date at Pat O’Brien’s which was the beginning of everything. Hurricane Katrina brought many changes to many in 2005. Having grown weary of hurricane scares and evacuations that year, the couple decided to move to a safer area. They chose, The Greens at Pelican Point in Gonzales, Louisiana. Ed loved playing golf with many new friends and became active on the HOA Board. As chair of the Maintenance Committee he directed many projects as well as the rebuilding of the large gazebo over the lake in the Greens, which was destroyed by Hurricane Gustav. In 2012 he was diagnosed with lymphoma and was cared for by the good doctors at Ochsner. He especially loved his oncologist, Dr. Burke Brooks. They were able to keep him comfortable for seven years. They moved to Mandeville in May of 2018 to be near daughter Lisa and family where Ed spent his last year in the comfort of his new home among the trees. We will all miss his love. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM in church. The Family will have a Private Interment at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans Louisiana on Tuesday September 10, 2019. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.gracenorthshore.com

  • FAMILY

  • Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sr. and Irma Buras Jaunet, and his siblings, Jack Jaunet and Jaqueline Jaunet Griffin. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lolita “Lee” Bruno Jaunet, and 3 siblings, Philip Jaunet(Eddrie), Judy Jaunet Hutchinson(Gerald) and Ernest Jaunet; children, Melanie Jaunet Genovese, Mark Jaunet (Gilly); David Jaunet (Stephanie); Lisa Jaunet Weir (Danny); and Sherry Jaunet Mello (Todd); grandchildren, Kelly Jaunet Jones(Dustin), Renee Jaunet Hayes(Kristen), Shelby Perkins, Cori Perkins, Mark Jaunet Jr., Maggie Jaunet, Andrew Jaunet, Emily Jaunet, Matthew Weir, Marisa Weir, Danny Weir Jr,, and Holli Weir; as well as 4 great grandchildren, Chloe Jones, Olivia Jones, Alyssa Ledet, Ella Grace Naftel.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Monday, September 9, 2019

Memories

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Shannon Fussell

September 7, 2019

My favorite memory is when Uncle Eddie played Santa at the Christmas Eve party. He was so funny! The year he did the flip in the middle of the living room while shouting his “HO HO HO’s” was THE BEST! It had to be in the late 70’s or early 80’s when he did that one! We will miss you Uncle Eddie 💕

Michel Wilson

September 7, 2019

So sorry, thoughts and prayers for the Loving Jaunet Family. Love to all.😇😇😇❤️

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FROM THE FAMILY