Marie Madeline Peré Lago

December 16, 1933January 11, 2021

Marie Madeline Peré Lago passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family at the age of 87 on January 11, 2021 - the birthday of the Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos. She was born on December 16, 1933 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Francis Leon Peré in Abbeville, LA. Madeline graduated from Loyola University and was proud of her career as a Medical Technician. Madeline was a country girl at heart and a city girl by choice. Madeline lived life to the fullest and was the consummate host who felt at home feeding one or one hundred. Madeline always put others first and went out of her way to care for family, friends, and strangers alike. While your loving presence will be greatly missed, your memories will be with us forever. We love you, Ma.

Madeline is preceded in death by her parents and siblings and the love of her life, her son, Darren M. Lago. She is survived by her loving family, including: her daughters, Danelle L. Garraway (Kendall) and Dayna M. Lago, M.D.; her son, David M. Lago (Theresa); and her grandchildren, Kendall Garraway, Caroline Garraway, John Garraway, Anna Dickinson, Bridget Dickinson, Callie Dickinson, Ethan Lago, and Jackson Lago.

The family would like to extend their special thanks to Darlene Green and Vanessa Matthews for their love and care towards Madeline. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass to be held at St. Angela Merici Church, 901

Beverly Garden Drive, New Orleans, LA 70002 on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation at church will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private. Due to COVID 19 regulations, please follow the current restrictions. Everyone attending is required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests donations be sent to Magnolia Community Services at 100 Central Avenue Jefferson, LA 70121 or to St. Michael School at 1522 Chippewa St. New Orleans, LA 70130 in her honor.

Please keep Madeline and her family in your prayers, and if you have the chance, raise a glass to a truly special lady who was just a little old fashioned. Those who wish to leave their fond memories and condolences are encouraged to do so online at


30 January


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St Angela Merici Catholic Church

901 Beverly Garden Drive
Metairie, Louisiana 70002

30 January

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm

St Angela Merici Catholic Church

901 Beverly Garden Drive
Metairie, Louisiana 70002

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