Catherine Galiano Diez

August 15, 1929January 9, 2019

Catherine Galiano Diez entered into eternal life on Wednesday January 9, 2019. She was preceded in death by her devoted and beloved husband of 58 years Payne Louis Diez, Sr. Catherine was born on August 15, 1929 to the late Katie T. and Joseph A. Galiano. She leaves behind her six children, three sons Anthony J. Diez (Mila), Payne L. Diez, Jr. (Betty), Edwin R. Diez, three daughters Catherine D. Mehlhorn, Margaret D. Roth (Greg), Madalyn D. Todaro (Frank). Also survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Age 89 years. A native of New Orleans and a resident of Metairie for 68 years. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Pauline G. Dimitry, Marie G. McDaniels, two brothers Nick C. Galiano and Joseph S. Galiano. Sincere appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Brookdale Kenner and Passages Hospice for their understanding and compassion in caring for our mother during this very difficult time. You all have been of tremendous support and we will always remember what you have done for our family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial gathering at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA on Saturday, January 19, 2019 beginning at 11:00 AM with a Memorial Mass to follow at 1:00 PM in Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home’s chapel. Interment will be in Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers and plants, Masses preferred. The online guestbook is available at


  • Visitation Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, January 19, 2019

Catherine Galiano Diez

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