On Thursday, May 7, 2020 Maxine Pontiff Landry, passed away at the age of 92 in Algiers, LA. She was the loving wife of the late Milton E.Landry. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Dora and Albert Pontiff as well as her son, Milden "Nic" Albert Landry. Maxine was born on May 19, 1927 in Algiers, LA to Dora Russo Pontiff and Albert O. Pontiff and was a lifelong resident of Algiers. She is survived by her nieces Cassandra Landry Morphy (Timothy), Lynne Landry Roberts (Stephen) and many cousins and friends. Maxine grew up on Opelousas Avenue in Algiers and graduated from Behrman High School. Maxine married Milton E. Landry on May 18, 1946 and together they had a son named Milden " Nic " Albert Landry on December 2, 1947. Maxine and Milton purchased a house in Algiers on Finland Pl. where Maxine enjoyed being the hostess to many entertainment events at her home. She loved her friends in the community and took pleasure in decorating her house and having relatives and friends over at Christmas and other holidays during the year. Maxine enjoyed fashion and glamour and wearing stylish clothes. She worked for L P & L for 25 years. Maxine was a lifelong member of St. Andrew The Apostle Church. She and her husband Milton E. Landry enjoyed sailing their boat on Lake Pontchartrain along with their beloved son "Nic" Landry. Maxine participated in charitable events with her husband Milton, especially with The Kiwanis Club of Algiers. She was a loving granny to Adam and loved to laugh, hug, dance, play cards and cook her favorite Italian foods. She volunteered weekly at the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home, where she, and her cousin Beverly styled their patrons hair. Maxine will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. Relatives and friends of the Family are invited to attend the Memorial Service on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 3101 Eton Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70131. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am and continue until Mass at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA. JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com
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