Elaine Marie Weis passed away at the age of 76 on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Chateau de Notre Dame. Beloved daughter of the late Gilda Marie Sallettes Weis and Harold Joseph Weis, Sr., and longtime companion of the late Ronald Barrios.
Survived by her brother, Harold Joseph Weis, Jr. and sister-in-law Leah Nunn Weis, nieces Leah Weis Yancey and Jill Weis Grana, nephews Harold J. Weis, III (Melissa) of Ridgefield, CT and Brian John Weis (Meredith) of Atlanta, GA; great nephews, Patrick H. Jr., David M. Yancey , Jason M. Jr., and Joey A. Grana, Ben W., and William J. Weis of Ridgefield, CT; great nieces, Leah E., May M., and Bea H. Weis of Atlanta, GA.
Elaine was born in New Orleans on July 15, 1944 and resided in New Orleans. At the age of 8, she contracted polio, which put many limits on her life. She always had a positive outlook. No matter what was happening. She never asked, “Why me?” or said that life was unfair.
She attended St. Rose of Lima grammar school, high school in Alexandria, LA at the Louisiana State school for the handicapped, then studied at Meadows Draughan Business College, which led to her working for a sheet metal contractor during the building of the Louisiana Superdome. She also enjoyed making and donating rosaries to Mary’s Children Rosary Group and others. Her love of the Catholic Church led her to work closely with religious organizations to set up for weekly services and become a lector at Mass. She also participated in many handicapped groups including The Hurricanes of Greater New Orleans and the United Way, where she was Torchbearer for the Special Olympics and was the cover girl for the annual United Way publication. She became an advocate for Handicapped Rights, even speaking before the Louisiana State Legislature.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation and Funeral Mass on Monday, November 23, 2020 at JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:15PM in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenwood Mausoleum.
Due to current restrictions all guests are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. For those unable to attend the service, the Mass will be live streamed at (www.schoenfh.com). In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Elaine’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). To view and sign the Guest Book please visit www.schoenfh.com
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