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Mary Jane Hutson Trapolin

March 27, 1922 ~ May 27, 2019 (age 97)
Mary Jane Trapolin, age 97, died on May 27, 2019. From her birth in New Orleans, on March 27, 1922 to her death she nourished people around her with love and faith. She was born to Miles and Adela (Nelson) Hutson and was the second of four children. After graduating from high school, she attended Newcomb College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Following her graduation with a B. S. in Biology, she worked in the Biochemistry Lab at Touro Infirmary from 1942 until 1949. On August 27, 1949 she married Ivor Ambrose Trapolin at Mater Dolorosa Church. Mary Jane and Ivor enjoyed traveling together as well as spending time with family and friends. Mary Jane was very involved in the community and the church. She served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister at Holy Name of Jesus Church. She was involved with the NAIM Conference and became Vice President in 2008. She was actively involved with Phi Chi Pi sorority. She acted as Treasurer from 1992 through 1997 and elected President in 1998. She also served on the board of directors for the John J. Hainkel, Jr. Home & Rehabilitation Center. For many years she enjoyed playing Mahjong with a group of friends and participating in a sewing group. Left to honor Mary Jane and remember her love are Mary Jane’s nine children, Louise (Clint) Kuzmich, Therese Trapolin, Jeanne (Fritz) Kuehn, Peter Trapolin, Miles (Lili) Trapolin, Kathleen (Jim) Barbee, Charles (Stanley) Trapolin, Edward (DD) Trapolin and Neil Trapolin; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, Louise Finke and Charlene Wilke, and brother Neil Hutson. Mary Jane will be remembered as a bright, shining light in the various communities and churches she served. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Holy Name. Burial will follow at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mary Jane’s name to the charity of your choice. Services have been entrusted to JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Condolences may be expressed at

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