Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

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Hazel Marie McManus Fondren

November 4, 1933October 30, 2019

Hazel Marie McManus Fondren passed away peacefully at her home in Harahan, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. She was born on November 4, 1933, and was 85 years old. Marie, a native of Leesville, Louisiana, resided in Harahan since 1961. She attended LSU/BR and graduated from Alexandra Business College. She was retired from the VA Medical Center in New Orleans. Marie was a talented seamstress and devoted cat lover. She was past president of the Tulane Garden Club, Jefferson Parish Council of Garden Clubs, Colonial Garden Club and Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Club. She was a proud member of Riverside Baptist Church for many years. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Lena Richardson and Hugh Louis McManus; son, Andrew James Fondren; brother, Hugh McManus, Jr.; sister-in-law, Christine McManus; son-in-laws, Rod Fleming and Chip Carroll; former husband, James F. Fondren, and many cat friends. She is survived by daughters, Catherine Carroll of Beaumont, Texas and Elizabeth Fleming of Houston, Texas; son, Timothy Louis (Melanie Seal) of Folsom, Louisiana; and one grandchild, Lorelai Olivia. She is also survived by two nephews, two great nieces, and two great nephews. Marie fulfilled her bucket list by walking on a glacier, climbing a pyramid, and visiting the Sphinx, the Parthenon, the Roman Coliseum, and many castles in Europe. She loved her two daughters, her two sons, extended family, friends, and her God, with whom she now walks. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial service at Riverside Baptist Church, 9220 Jefferson Hwy. in River Ridge, on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00PM. A visitation will be held at the church beginning at 1:00PM. A graveside service will be held at Leesville Cemetery in Leesville, Louisiana, on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Marie's memory to the ASPCA, www.secure.aspca.org. To view and sign the guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com


  • Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 4, 2019


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Alyssa McManus

November 4, 2019

Aunt Marie will always be in our hearts. Our condolences for her passing. She was a great lady to know and my life is better for knowing her. I will miss our biweekly conversations. Love you.

Susan McManus

November 3, 2019

I love Aunt Marie, and always looked forward to her visits with her brother. She was always sweet, loving, and cared about my family. I loved to hear her laugh. I loved the stories she told. I wish we had more time with her. Her visits always seemed too short. When she took one of Hugh and Chris’s cats, she assured my son that she would be happy. Then she followed through with phone conversations reassuring him. It was very sweet.

Rebecca Faulk

November 2, 2019

Marie was a lovely, sweet lady and will be missed. I always enjoyed seeing what good friends she and Betsy were. They had such fun together. My love and prayers to the family at this time of sadness.

Becky Faulk

Guy Poché

November 1, 2019

On behalf of the staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, please accept our condolences for your loss.