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Mary Helen Tiffany

Mary Helen Tiffany passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert Joseph Tiffany Sr. for 52 years. Mother of Gilbert Joseph Tiffany, Jr. (Claudette), Sheila Waguespack (Dewey), and Della Arevalo (Gilbert). Daughter of the late Lucille and Adonis Thibodaux. Sister of the late Marie Louise Poche. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker and was loved dearly by all her family. She was a devoted member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Terrytown, LA; a native of Lafourche Parish, and a lifelong resident of Terrytown, LA. Relatives and friends of the family, also parishioners of Christ the King Catholic Church attended the Visitation and Funeral Mass in the chapel of Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA, on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Interment: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at

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Linda Clark Pollard

Linda Clark Pollard, of Buras, LA, departed this life on Thursday, February 11, 2020 at the Sanctuary at Passages Hospice in New Orleans with her loving family at her side at the age of 73. She was born on December 13, 1946 in New Orleans to the union of Arnold Albert Clark and Joyce Buras Clark. “Lyn” enjoyed the time spent with her family, playing Phase 10 and Skip Bo. She loved to bake and cook when she knew the crew was coming, as she would say, from up the road for weekends and holidays. She was known by her brothers as “Kaducci,” which was the nickname her late husband Jerry gave her. Her home was always opened to anyone that needed shelter or just coming to visit. Lyn was a true joy being around, laughing and cutting up. She was a beloved mother, loving grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Her parents Arnold and Joyce Clark, husband William Jerry Pollard, two brothers Raymond A. Clark and Terrell A. Clark precedes her in death. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Abby (Jason) Serigny of Buras, LA; and Belinda (Michael) Fabian of Belle Chasse, LA; six grandchildren Chelsea (Robert Jr.) Ellis, Seth Smith, Emily Serigny, Bella Flowers, Kearsten Fabian and Joshua Ridgell; three great grandchildren Emma Ellis, Robert Ellis, III and Tanner Scott; one brother Clayton T. (Dianne) Clark; two sister-in-laws of Rita and Susie Clark; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends. Family and friends attended the visitation and memorial service held at the Robinson Family Funeral Home, 9611 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037 on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

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Frank Joseph Patti, Sr.

Dr. Frank Joseph Patti, Sr., born December 15, 1924, passed from this Earth into God’s eternal paradise on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the age of 95. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rose Marsiglia Patti. Father of Frank Patti, Jr. (Lisa). Grandfather of Jessica Starner (Bill) and Justin Patti (Lauren). Great grandfather of Emery Leigh and Ryder Joseph Patti, and Katherine and Olivia Starner. Son of the late Jake Patti and Lena Valenti Patti. Brother of the late Peter Patti and Joseph Patti (Elizabeth). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Frank was born and raised in Hammond and graduated from Hammond High. He was drafted into the Army and fought in WWII and the Battle of the Bulge, 1944 - 1945. He went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, a Master’s from Loyola, and a Doctorate from LSU. When he returned from the war, he married the love of his life, Rose. Frank and Rose moved to Plaquemines Parish where he began his career as a teacher. He became a principal, and later an assistant superintendent for the Plaquemines Parish School Association. Frank was a state representative for 28 years, served for many years as a director of Mississippi River Bank, and was also a member of the American Legion Post 329. Frank will be greatly missed, especially by his family, and remembered by all whose lives he touched. Relatives and friends attended the Visitation and Funeral Mass at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 600 N. Oak Street in Hammond, on Friday, February 21, 2020. Interment: Parklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Hammond, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 8968 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, Louisiana 70037. An on-line guest book is available at

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Patsy Ruth Fisher

Patsy Ruth Allen Fisher was born on December 7, 1938 at Columbia, LA to the union of her parents, Clifford Allen and Bronice Cotton Allen; and passed from this life on February 8, 2020 at the Oschner Westbank Medical Center following an extended illness at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, Clifton Fisher and her son, Carl Kenneth Fisher. She is survived by her sisters: Shirley Nettles and Carolyn Pope; her brothers: Clifford Allen, Jr. (Liz) and Richard Allen; three sons: Michael Fisher of Greenville, New York, Danny Fisher (Linda) of Point Celeste, LA and Bryan Fisher (Vanessa) of Belle Chasse, LA; her sisters-in-law: Margie Fisher and Mildred Hall (Mason); her grandchildren: Lauren Lane (Nathan) of Katy, TX, Nicholas Fisher of Jackson, TX, Susan Fisher of Watson, LA, Todd Fisher of Belle Chasse, LA, Keith Fisher (Misty) of Buras, LA, Scott Fisher (Catie) of Seneca, SC and Blaine Fisher (Jenna) of Jesuit Bend, LA; and her grandchildren: Madelyn Lane, Avery Lane, Davin Fisher, Danni Fisher, Addison Fisher, Owen Fisher, Evangeline Fisher, Bryce Louviere and Brady Fisher. Family and friends attended a visitation on Friday, February 14, 2020, and a funeral service on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the chapel of Riser & Son Funeral Home, Columbia, LA. Officiant: Bro. Stephen Laughlin. Serving as pallbearers were Blaine Fisher, Keith Fisher, Scott Fisher, Nicholas Fisher, Todd Fisher and Richard Allen. Interment: Old Bethel Cemetery, Clarks, LA.

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Nelson “Killer” Encalade, Jr.

Nelson “Killer” Encalade, Jr. departed this life on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at his home in Violet, LA, at the age of 76. Son of the late Nelson Encalade, Sr., and Harriet Landry Encalade. Beloved husband of Leollia Tate Encalade. Loving father of Sonya E. Clark, Nelson III, Ninette Sabrina, Neisha Latrice, Tyra E. Williams and the late Sybil Annette Encalade. Proud grandfather of nine and great grandfather of five. Brother of Gladys E. Riley and Clarence Encalade. Nelson is survived by two son in laws, six sister in laws, seven brother in laws, one godchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives, friends, Phoenix High School Class of 1961, all churches of St. Bernard, Plaquemines and Orleans Parishes attended the Visitation and Celebration of Life honoring Nelson “Killer” Encalade, Jr. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Christian Fellowship, 5816 E. Judge Perez Dr., Violet, LA, 70092. Interment: Merrick Cemetery. Guestbook Online:


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