Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Adreah Newman Egan

December 4, 1926November 7, 2019
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Adreah Newman Egan, a native of New Orleans metro area, danced with dementia until November 7th, 2019. Adreah frequently voiced her humorous pride in a very dysfunctional surviving family that includes Children: Cathy Haeffeler (Uncle Mike), Beth Collura (Papa), Art Egan (Cha Cha), Sister: Rose Bailey, Grand Children: Paul Haeffeler (Bonnie), Mickey Haeffeler, Kim McClure (Brian), Joey Collura, Kristin Collura, Austin Egan (Paige) and Paige Egan. Great Grand Children: Christian, Catherine, Caroline, and Clare McClure, Hayden and Haley Haeffeler, Caregivers: Alice, Deanna, Bertha and Anna as well as Adreah’s parting great grand gift, born on the day of her passing: Lucille Ruby Egan.

Those who preceded her & await her arrival at the gates (some of whom should be concerned) include: Husband Arthur Egan Jr, Parents: George and Rosie Newman, Siblings: Joseph Newman, Francis Newman, Mary Lamkin and Elizabeth Bergeron.

A childhood product of the Great Depression, Adreah lent way to survival skills turned hobbies: sewing and saving. Opening her freezer was an archaeological adventure.

MawMaw, as she was known to her grandchildren, never allowed a bitter past to control a peaceful future. She obtained an associate’s degree from Soule College prior to her career as an administrative assistant and a long time hospital volunteer. Though her most important & enjoyable contribution was a stay-at-home mom.

An avid baker known by many for her red velvet cake. An unconfirmed Buck town lore additionally has it that Adreah ran an underground elderberry winery from her garage.

A devout catholic who’s favorite snowball flavor was spearmint. She liked her Popeye’s livers fried for one extra minute, and she NEVER missed mass.

A member of the local homemakers club and travel groups brought her to most continents of the world.

Relatives & friends are encouraged to attend Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA on Monday, November 11, 2019 for visitation from 10:00am until 12:00pm, a funeral mass will begin at 12:00pm. Interment will follow Greenwood Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers Adreah would appreciate a random unsolicited act of baking for some less fortunate sole.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.


  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019


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Donnalee Dupaquier

November 14, 2019

I worked with Mrs. Egan at Jesuit High School for a few years. She gave me advice on baking goodies. She was always so soft spoken and always willing to listen. The best thing Mrs. Egan did for me and my family was recommend an excellent dentist, her son-in-law, Dr. Collura. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and that Mrs. Egan was the kind of person that this world needs lots more of and that I was glad to call her "my friend."
Donnalee D. Dupaquier

ANN Leak Miller

November 11, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Egan family. My fondest memories of Mrs Egan were the days I was in the Girl Scout troop with Cathy. Back then, when your mom was our troop leader, she held the meetings at her house and she organized our camp outs on Scout Island. Those were fun times thanks to her and Mr Egan. May you find peace in your memories of your mom.
Ann Leak Miller

Janet Wesselhoft

November 9, 2019

Thinking of the Egan family with prayers.

Donna Piediscalzo

November 9, 2019

I have so many fond memories of Adreah. From Her very special thin layered cakes to her stay at my home after Katrina. Always such fun and so lovely!

Art Egan

November 9, 2019

Art Egan

November 9, 2019

Art Egan

November 9, 2019

Art Egan

November 9, 2019