Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA


JoAnn Rita Mahler

September 6, 1939June 19, 2020

JoAnn Rita Trahan Mahler passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of Barnette Anthony Mahler. Mother of Melody Griffin (Ricky), Melissa Dugas (Jay), Melinda Bran (Jose), and Barnette Mahler Jr. (Angie). Grandmother of Ashley, Jose Jr., Faith, Hope, Joshua, Jessica, Jami, Brandy, Jay Jr., and Alexandra. Great grandmother of Blake, Alexa, and Elijah. Daughter of the late Beulah Bouvier and Murphy Trahan. Sister of Murphy Trahan and Joseph Gennaro. She is also survived by other relatives, and friends. She worked at IMTT in Avondale for 43 years. She was involved in Holy Guardian Angels Women's Club, Children of Mary, and a member of the Gumbo Festival Committee. She also sang with the Choir at Holy Guardian Angels Choir. Over the years she was recognized for her commitment to her church as Woman of the Year , Mother of the Year, Family of the Year, and received the Order of St. Louis Medallion.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will be in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations to her churches, Holy Guardian Angels Church or Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Notre Dame Hospice, or the Alzeheimer's Association (alzeheimers.org). Express condolences at www.westsideleitzeagan.com.


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, June 26, 2020


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Coral Bouvier

June 30, 2020

R.I.P. , sorry to hear, Murphy, call me 985-276-4622

Lil Tony and Marty Looney

June 25, 2020

So sorry . We know she will have great laughs with Barney and Big Tony in heaven .

Darryl Daigs

June 22, 2020

Ms. Joann was a pleasure to be around. Her attitude has had a profound effect on me throughout my entire IMTT career. She went out of her way to help me in whatever I needed. I sincerely miss her. I will keep the family in my prayers.

Darryl Daigs

Angel Cook

June 20, 2020

My biggest memory of my sweet aunt is Sunday dinners at her house. Her love of her church, her beautiful voice singing, sitting on her backyard swing for hours admiring her gorgeous array of flowers!!! Star struck by the amazing costumes in cabinets in her formal living room! So many wonderful memories. Too many to list, these are the most vivid to me. You are so loved and will be greatly missed by everyone whom knew you and loved you. May you be free of pain and sing with the angels.