OBITUARY

Mrs. Anna Celestine Hamberger

February 15, 1927January 5, 2018
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Anna LeVasseur Hamberger passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of Edward W. Hamberger. Mother of Sharon Hamberger Guardina (Lenny), Sandra Hamberger Wattigney (Doak), and Karen Hamberger Pritchett (Floyd). Grandmother of Alecia Guardina Knight (Nathan), Ansley Guardina Frey (Adam), Lindsey Woolverton, Laura Pritchett, Paul Pritchett (Jennifer), and Rebecca “Becky” Pritchett. Great grandmother of Faye Knight, Jackson Frey, Addison Frey, Caleb Pritchett, and Kayla Pritchett. She is also survived by numerous other nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. Daughter of the late Firmin Charles LeVasseur and Edna Marechal LeVasseur. Sister of the late Charles Andrew LeVasseur. Anna was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12 PM in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 10 AM. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park. To view and sign the family guestbook please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • Interment Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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Mrs. Anna Celestine Hamberger

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Karen Pritchett

April 7, 2018

My dear beautiful mom I will miss you very much. You loved life you loved to talk, you loved to take trips, and you loved to have your family with you on the holidays and love having family night on Monday. You were also good at managing money and saving for those hard times. Your money saving ways put us through catholic schools and in turn good jobs and along with that our independence and being able to take care of ourselves. You had all the qualities of a good mother-loving caring comforting understanding and helpful. Even though you are gone you will still be in our hearts because family is forever. Your loving daughter, Karen

Paul Pritchett

April 7, 2018

Karen Pritchett

April 7, 2018

My dear beautiful mom I will miss you very much. You loved life, you loved to talk, you loved to take trips, and you loved to have your family with you on the holidays and love having family night on Monday. You were also good at managing money and saving for those hard times. Your money saving ways put us through catholic schools and in turn good jobs and along with that our independence and being able to take care of ourselves. You had all the qualities of a good mother-loving caring comforting understanding and helpful. Even though you are gone you will still be in our hearts because family is forever. Your loving daughter, Karen

January 9, 2018

Karen, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. You all are in my prayers.

Lee Williams

January 8, 2018

Deepest sympathy for your loss.

January 8, 2018

Our sincere condolences to the Hamberger family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day. - Ps 145:18,19

Wendy Wattigney

January 8, 2018

Sandi, Wishing you and your family comfort and loving memories of your dear Mom to forever hold in your heart. Peace be with you.

G.O.

January 8, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain you during this difficult time. (Isaiah 61:1,2). My prayers are with your family.

Andree Abadie MacDonald

January 8, 2018

Sandra, My sincere and deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. May her memories bring you peace. no pain in heaven. much love and prayers for all of you.

B Clouatre

January 8, 2018

Eddie, So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
Al & Billie Clouatre.

Biography

Grandma's Eulogy by Alecia Guardina Knight

Grandma used to always say she would live to be 120, and with each passing day, I came closer to believing her. She was definitely a fighter and would bounce back with great tenacity each and every time something got her down. Of course, living to be 120 would have been a great achievement for anyone but even more so for Grandma, since she celebrated her 39th birthday every year for as long as I can remember. When we were growing up, we would go to Grandma and Grandpa’s house to celebrate her 39th birthdays, usually on bean night. In fact, bean night was when we celebrated everyone’s birthdays and other special occasions, like my engagement. I remember I spent the whole night flashing my ring around every chance I got until someone finally noticed. By the way, thank you, Nan, for noticing. Every Monday, I remember getting home from school and listening to Grandma’s voice on the answering machine as she was calling to tell us what was on the menu for that night. You see, it started out as bean night, but the menu gradually evolved as everyone started making special requests. She loved any excuse to get her family together. As we all started growing up, well, at least Ansley and I, Grandma and Grandpa decided to start a yearly family vacation. Aunt Sandi would do the research and help them decide on the house that we would stay in, and mom would do the meal planning and cooking. Grandma loved the family vacations because then she got a whole week to spend with her family, not to mention all of the “silvernoir” shopping she loved to do. The family vacations also provided her with many formidable opponents with which to play games. She took her games very seriously, so much so that I remember that before it was my turn to roll the dice or pick a card, she would put her hand over them and say she was putting the “gris gris” on them. I couldn’t believe that she would put the “gris gris” on me, her own granddaughter, but I knew it was just all in good fun. Games seemed to be at the center of all of our family get togethers. We played them on bean night, we played them on family vacations, and we played them on Thanksgiving to pass the time between dinner and dessert. Even when I was too young to play most games, Grandma found a way, and that way, was Bingo. She would buy me my own card, and I even got to mark it with the special ink blotters. Then, when one of us would win, she would call out, “Bingo”. You see, she got to be the one to call out “Bingo” because she said you had to be loud so that they could hear you, but then, she would always let me go up front and pick out a prize. My Grandma and I were very fortunate to get to spend a lot of quality time together. In that time, I was able to learn about some of her life growing up. One of her favorite stories to tell me was how she got paid a whole nickel to clean someone’s stoop. I guess that’s why she thought that when she offered me a quarter to do inside work, like the dishes, that it was a lot of money. Needless to say, Grandma’s dishes didn’t get done a whole lot, at least not by me. She also used to tell me how when she was a teenager, all her high school friends would get together during Mardi Gras season, which just so happens to be now, for king cake parties. Whoever got the baby would have to host the next party and provide the king cake. Later on, when Grandma was just a tad bit older, all her grandkids would go to the parades on Mardi Gras Day and then meet at Grandma and Grandpa’s house for hot dogs, chili, and of course, king cake. I remember that Grandma liked her slice of king cake with butter. I also remember that Grandma’s king cakes were special, strictly due to the sheer number of king cake babies that were inside, 1 for each of her 6 grandkids. This is but one, small example of how she always tried to treat each of her grandkids equally because she loved us all the same. As Grandma would say, she loved us with all her heart, all her soul, and all the money in the world.