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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARY

Janet Gall

December 26, 1952May 20, 2020

Janet Patricia Gall went to her heavenly rest on May 20, 2020 after a long battle with breast cancer and complications from Covid 19. She was 67 years old. Janet was born in New Orleans, LA on December 26, 1952. Janet is predeceased by her parents Elwood and Violet Gall; brother-in-law Joseph Gianfala; and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her sisters Lorraine Halverson (Johnny) and Donna Gianfala; nephews Eric “Ricky” Halverson III and Jonathan Gianfala (Nene); niece Ingrid Halverson; great-niece Nene Jocelyn Gianfala; maternal aunt Mrs. Barbara Lirette; numerous first cousins; and several wonderful and devoted friends. Janet was part of the first graduating class from Grace King High School and spent much of her life working as a legal secretary. She was a devoted Catholic, enjoyed time with her beloved cat, Lucky, and loved gatherings with family and friends. She will be missed by all. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home.

In these trying times, a memorial service will be postponed until a later date. The family invites you to express your fond thoughts, memories and condolences online at lakelawnmetairie.com.

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Janice Klein

May 27, 2020

Lorraine I am so sorry to hear your sister passed away. God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. Prayers!

Catherine Plunkett

May 26, 2020

Just recently my sister and I ran into Janet, Lorraine and Donna at the casino, it was so good seeing them. The sisters were having a good time together, I only wish we had gotten to spend more time with them. Janet has always been a kind and loving person and she will be missed,
With my deepest sympathy for the loss of one so loved.

Lucky Gall

May 25, 2020

All my memories of my mom Janet are wonderful. No fur baby could have been loved more by anyone. She was always there, caring for me, giving me so much love and many, many treats. We were a team. I comforted her when she needed it, and she comforted me. I was happy to be by her side. Even when she thought of leaving this world, she only worried about me. All she wanted was for me to be taken care of. I miss her so much, but know I will meet up with her again someday, when I cross over the Rainbow Bridge. Mom, you can rest easy knowing I have found a great new mom, but no one can fill your shoes.

I love and miss you, your baby, Lucky.

Lorraine Halverson

May 25, 2020

Janet was more than my sister. She was also my very good friend. She was generous, kind, loving, talkative, funny, and also a very good sport.

She never hesitated to go anywhere in spite of the fact that she was in pain and it was a struggle for her to walk. Her trusty walker accompanied us to many restaurants, movie theaters, and on casino trips. Last summer, although we both thought our concert days were over, Janet didn't hesitate to use that walker to accompany me to the Smoothie King Stadium for a chance to see the Queen + Adam Lambert concert. She was much more impressed with Adam Lambert and said that Adam was much cuter than the "old guys" (aka Queen).

Although I will miss her very much, I am happy that she is now free from pain and illness. I can picture her at that big Casino in the Sky where every spin can only win and where the soup of the day is always Italian Wedding Soup.

I love you, Janet.

Cheryl Schilleci

May 25, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I remember laughing in Winn Dixie with you and your sister about your mom how ya'll bring her to the casino and how ya'll spent the day together. You have so many great memories and I thank you for sharing a few with me. ya'll are in my prayers. God bless Cheryl Schilleci

Barbara Munson

May 25, 2020

Mandy's going away party - June 2013

Barbara Munson

May 25, 2020

I’ve been struggling with what memories to share of Janet. I met her 47 years ago, and we’ve racked up a lot of memories in that time. We went to concerts and restaurants and movies – in fact, she snuck me into my first R-rated movie. We celebrated birthdays, weddings, and babies, and we cried at funerals.

Janet had a great sense of humor and could crack me up without really trying. She was the only person I’ve ever met who would read the last page of a book before buying it. If it didn’t have a happy ending it went back on the shelf. For years she berated me for watching ‘that garbage football’ and then she became a huge Saints fan. She was a savant when it came to movie quotations and was faster with the answer than the internet. She was loud, she talked a lot, and she laughed a lot, and she fit right in at our family gatherings.

But mostly Janet was one of the kindest and most generous people I’ve ever met. She reached out to me when I was diagnosed with cancer. I was trying to figure out how to put into words what I was feeling, and she said, “I know, kiddo. Believe me, I know.” And neither of us had to say anything else. She was such a great comfort to me.

It hurts when a good person leaves us, even when it’s expected and we know it’s for the best. Janet’s leaving hurts, but I take comfort in the fact that she’s no longer in pain and is reunited with her beloved parents. And I have a feeling Heaven is a little noisier and a little more fun since she arrived.

Lorraine and Donna – You and your families remain in my prayers. And Lorraine, I hope you know what a godsend you were for Janet especially during your mom’s illness and hers. She often said she didn’t know what she’d do without you.

Daniel Gianfala

May 24, 2020

Praying for comfort for all family and friends. May faith in God uphold you. And may fond memories help you smile again. John and I are so sorry for your loss.

Brenda Christensen

May 24, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Janet during family get togethers when we'd visit relatives in New Orleans. Janet was always quick with a laugh and a smile - she had the sharpest wit! She will be missed, but we know she is finally free of pain and suffering. Rest in peace, sweet angel!

Nicolle Bowman

May 24, 2020

I’ll always remember our weekly trips to Chili’s and all the mall. You were so good to my mom, Michael and I. My childhood (and my life) would not have been the same without you in it. You’re in almost all of my memories! I’m gonna miss you, Aunt Janet. Love ya lots.

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