Jeanette Ackel

June 16, 1926January 27, 2012

Jeanette Lentini Ackel, 85, went to her eternal rest on Jan. 27, 2012. Born in Kenner, LA, on June 16, 1926, Mrs. Lentini graduated from Kenner High School. After marrying George Ackel, Sr., the family built their life together in Harahan, where they were devout members of St. Rita Catholic Church. Following her husband’s death, Gov. Buddy Roemer appointed her to fill his unexpired term on the Louisiana Public Service Commission, making her the first woman to serve on the state’s utility regulating panel. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and citizen, Mrs. Lentini was also preceded in death by her husband George Ackel, Sr., son, George Ackel, Jr.; and her brother, Salvator Lentini. She is survived by her sisters Emanuella Peraino and Rose Cole; her brother, Anthony Lentini; son, Thad Ackel, Sr.; six grandchildren, George J. Ackel, III, Alana Ackel Tallo, Adam Ackel, Thad Ackel, Jr., Olivia Ackel Benge, and Alexander Ackel; and by six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, January 30th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. A Mass will be said at Tuesday 11:30 a.m. at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 7118 Jefferson Highway, Harahan. Burial will follow at All Saints Mausoleum, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans.


  • Visitation Monday, January 30, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jeanette Ackel

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February 1, 2012

Seek God for comfort during this dufficult time, for He is the "Hearer of prayer". (Psalms 65:2)

Deb Covington

January 31, 2012

Jeanette was always a lady and so sweet to my family. I know she will be greatly missed.

Mary Jane Soteropulos Engel

January 31, 2012

Thad, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Mary Jane Soteropulos Engel

January 30, 2012

Jeanette was one of the warmest, kindest women we called friend, aunt-by-marriage, and confidant. Rest in peace, dear Jeanette.
Raymond and Eloise Latoof

January 29, 2012

To me, cousin Jeanette was a princess. She was a wonderful lady/person to everyone she came in contact with, especially her family members. Always smiling, talking about her boys & most of all her precious grandkids. She had a marvelous life & she did live it well. God bless and God speed -- Love always, The Simones (Martin and Lisa Simone w/husband, Gio Viguerie)

wilma irvin

January 29, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

dororhy carter

January 29, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

ralph marino

January 28, 2012

Cousin Jeanette used to walk me to school when I was in the third grade and she was in high school at Kenner School. I was so proud as she was the prettiest girl in all of Kenner.Thank you and rest in peace.

Lenny Franz

January 28, 2012

My prayers go out to the family. I knew her has Adam's Grandmother. Very sweet women. She will be remembered.

January 28, 2012

My condolences to the family. May God comfort you all during this time.