Nita Hautau Newman

December 15, 1926January 29, 2018

Nita Hautau Newman, age 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Slidell on January 29, 2018. Born in New Orleans on December 15, 1926 to the late Herman E. Hautau and Pauline C. Hautau. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Newman; her brothers, Herman E. Hautau, Jr. and Howard Hautau; and her uncle, Laurent Cames. Nita is survived by her two daughters, Reneé N. Lemoine (Douglas) and Nita N. Meyer (Don); her son, Harold J. “Buddy” Newman, II (Brenda); grandchildren, Harold J. “Chip” Newman, III (Cathy), Brenda Fay Newman, Douglas P. Lemoine, II, Sandra “Sandi” L. Dame (Mark), Randall “Randy” L. Meyer, and Kristen “Kristy” M. Miller (Alan); and her step-granddaughter, Holly Lemoine Terrell (David). She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Scarlett, Jerzee, Juliette and Everett Lemoine; and Carter, Cohen and Josephine “Josi” Silbernagel; step great-grandchildren, Sara, Emma, Cathy and Ella Terrell; and her step great-great-grandchildren, Adam and Mia Karaja. Nita was a Life Member of Ladies Aux 5735 and Past President of Slidell Senior Citizens Club. Most importantly, she was a social butterfly who was well loved and affectionately known for her good nature, generous heart, her love and hospitality and will forever be deeply missed by all. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass held at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 910 Cross Gates Blvd, Slidell, Louisiana 70461 on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff and nurses at Notre Dame Hospice for the dedicated care given to Nita. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, February 1, 2018


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Cynthia Schaubhut Lawson

February 16, 2018

I am so sad. I just found out yesterday that Ms Nita passed away. So many great memories of her. She was a Dear friend of my mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

February 1, 2018

dear friends, it is with my fondest memories of Nita Newman that I send my sympathy to your family - Buddy, Brenda, Chip and Faye. Hope you all remember me (Alva) and my family and the good times we used to have with the entire Newman.
Alva Hoft

ps still living on North Niagara!!!

January 31, 2018

It is with our deepest sympathy to learn of the passing of Ms. Nita. She was a good friend of our family for many years. Now she and Millie can be partners again! With love and sympathy Tim & Doreen Seuzeneau.

Cyleria Gerrets

January 31, 2018

God has called another angel. Nita and Mom (Kate) are in His arms. I know you're hearts are heavy, but knowing she's with Him will bring you peace. Love to all.
Cyleria Guidry Gerrets and family

Jody and Shelli Lemoine

January 31, 2018

Sounds as if you inherited many of her wonderful qualities, Renee. May you be proud of that. We acknowledge your sadness and offer our love to you.

Cecile Torbergsen

January 31, 2018

Dear Newman Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences for the death of your precious matriarch Nita. May your fond memories ease the pain of losing her.
With sympathy from Cecile Torbergsen

Kay Murray

January 31, 2018

My deepest sympathy to all the family. Nita was the president of the Slidell Senior Citizens group when first we met, she was fun loving and a great person to be with. My prayers go out to her family. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Marilyn & Pat Jackson

January 31, 2018

Rene and Doug, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. I always had a lot of respect for your mom. She was such a sweet and lovely person.

Dee Turner

January 31, 2018

Love, hugs, and prayers go out to your family. She will be so deeply missed.
Always had a tender loving smile and a hug to give. Such a tower of strength and inspiration.....

Reid Newman

January 31, 2018

God bless and may you rest in peace, Aunt Nita.