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Geraldine Jene

November 24, 1931 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 88)

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Geraldine Barilleaux Jene’, 88, passed away peacefully from natural causes after a brief illness on Wednesday July 15, 2020. She was born at Charity Hospital on November 24, 1931 to Eugene and Elaine Laiche Barilleaux. She was a native of New Orleans and lived in Harahan for the past 59 years, where she was a member of St. Rita Church and the Funseekers. She is survived by her four loving daughters, Elaine Dares (Irvin ‘Sandy’), Denise Verrette (Brian), Laura LeBlanc and Michelle Jene’ (Dane Moisant). She is also survived by her brother Eugene ‘Chick’ Barilleaux (Vivian) and sisters Dorothy ‘Dot’ Donegan, and Judy Cavalier. She is preceded in death by her sister Iris Pansano. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Bradley Verrette (Audry), Ashley Bryan (Kyle), Jene’ Rauch (Bryan), Danielle Autry, Aubrie LeBlanc, Sara LeBlanc, and Dane Moisant, and great-grandchildren Marlie Autry, Jackson and Caroline Rauch, Mary Elizabeth Verrette and Madison Bryan. She was also blessed with many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, friends and other loved ones. MaMa Geri enjoyed hosting holiday celebrations at her home with her extended family. She loved caring for her grandchildren and was known as a great cook. She was at her happiest at family gatherings, parties and Mardi Gras. She also enjoyed playing cards and traveling. A visitation will be held at St. Rita Church on Saturday July 25, 2020 from 5:30 pm until 6:30 p.m., followed by mass. Social distancing and masks will be required. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, masses or a donation to your favorite charity would be
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