Della LeMaire Trahan

May 13, 1934January 8, 2021

Della LeMaire Trahan age 86, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones. A native of Kaplan, LA and resided in Destrehan for 56 years. She worked at Walden’s Nursing Home, Visiting Angels, and was a Eucharistic Minister of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Murphy Paul Trahan. Survived by two sons; Murphy Trahan Jr. (Geralyn) and Joey Trahan (Crystal), eight daughters; Charlotte Trahan, Dale Naquin (Terald), Kim Gonzalez (Matthew), Patti Waguespack (late Mickey), Tracy Trahan, Jackie Grisoli (Damian), Geralynn Melancon (Gerald Jr.) and Pamela Deshotel (Rodney). Twenty-two grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Jeneus LeMaire and Odile Hargrave-LeMaire and her brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 13396 River Rd. Destrehan, LA, at 10 AM, Mass will begin at 12PM with burial following in the church cemetery. To share condolences with the family please visit


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    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


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Patricia Hamilton

January 14, 2021

To all the family,

I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Della's passing. We shared a special time together when we were roomies on our trip to the Holy Land in 2006. She was a special lady who is now with Her Lord in her new home! God bless!

Linda Scharwath

January 13, 2021

Pam, I’m so sorry to read that your mom passed away. I know you have wonderful memories...use those to help you through the days to come. I miss seeing you. Take care.

Brooke Trahan

January 12, 2021

Thank you for everything you have done for me. I remember in middle school coming to your house, and fixing myself milkshakes. And you wanted to teach me the Hail Mary and Our Father so you had a tape recording that you made me listen to every day in your kitchen. I will never forget that. I am so grateful for you and your love for god that has made this family as strong as it is today. I love you so much grandma. Tell Jesus hello for me

Dawnnell Trahan-Ory

January 10, 2021

Gramma, 46 years of memories, I cannot just pick one. But what I can say is that it had been a privilege being your Angel here on earth, but it’s such an honor having my grandmother for 46 yrs. Because of you and your strong belief in God our family has stuck together through all the trials and tribulations. Because of you we have learned how to love and forgive. You were the one that pounded God and religion to us our whole entire life up until the day you were fitted for those perfect wings and for that, I thank you. I love you more than you could have ever known. Fly high gramma because now you are my Angel.

Leyla Russo

January 10, 2021

Della will forever be in my heart, her and I worked together and we got close. She once drove me to the hospital when I was very sick. She was an angel on earth as she now is in heaven. I love you Della and may God hug you and may you have eternal peace. Goodbye dear friend ⚘

Gerald Melancon

January 10, 2021

Miss Della,
When I married Geralynn I gained a Wife and a second Mother. I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me. The one thing I cherish the most, is how you showed everyone the importance of having GOD in your life. Congratulations on Your Angel Wings.

Ursin Abbate

January 10, 2021

My heartfelt sympathies to the families..