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Marija Tesvich

Marija Tesvich passed away peacefully on Friday, April 3, 2020, at Our Lady of Wisdom at the age of 86. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ante and Mare Tesvic’, her husband, Kuzma I Tesvich and son, Ante Tesvich and her sister Jasna Luksic’ (Martin). Survived by sons Ivo Tesvich, Kuzma I Tesvich, Jr. (Melissa Tesvich). Grandmother of Kelly Faucheux (Dane), Michelle Navarre (Stephen), and Matthew Tesvich (Eden). Great Grandmother of Reed Navarre. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Marija is being celebrated for her caring, giving, and hard working life. Coming to America from Donja Vrucica as a new bride at the age of 21, she started her family and helped with the family oyster business. Her husband and young son were tragically killed in an auto accident leaving her with her oldest son and expecting a new baby. She chose to stay in America and continued the oyster business. Many well wishes have been sent remembering her as a kind, generous person. With these difficult times, in lieu of flowers the family is suggesting contributions to either of her favorite restaurants, Dragos (Ivana Popich 504.888.9254) or Sunray (504.391.0053) to help provide meals to the dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff working through this time. Please mention that it is in memory of Marija Tesvich and you can request what hospital it will be sent to. Condolences may be left at

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Mary Ann Hugg

We are devastated to announce that Mary Ann Hugg, of Gulfport, MSi, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Beloved and devoted wife of 56 years to Dennis Hugg, she is also survived by her son Andrew Hugg (Deidre), and their children, Zachary and Gianna Hugg of Knoxville, TN; her son Steven Hugg (Jennifer); her brother, Ross “Joe” Centanni (Sherry), of Quincy, IL; and her brother, David Centanni (Tyri) of Houston, TX; as well as a host of family members and longtime friends. Mary Ann was predeceased by her parents, Ross and Florence (Zeringue) Centanni. Mary Ann grew up in Waggaman, LA with her parents and the two younger brothers she adored, where she met and married her lifelong love, Dennis. Together, they raised their two sons in Marrero, LA, while Dennis flew with the 159th Fighter Wing in Belle Chasse, LA. Mary Ann was an avid international traveler and an exceptional travel planner, having done so professionally in Ocean Springs, MS. Throughout her life, she planned fantastic trips for herself, her husband, and her family, who all cherished the time they spent together. Mary Ann loved eating and cooking great food, often making two different out-of-this-world gumbos when family visited and, if you were really lucky, she’d make an orange chocolate doberge. She loved beautiful things, like the Italian Villa-style home that she designed and managed from foundation to fine detail, her garden and fruit trees, and her always-stylish wardrobe and accessories. She loved her grandchildren, Zachary and Gianna, most of all. She enjoyed watching classic movies and listening to old time radio, especially detective and suspense genres—”none of that mushy stuff.” She also enjoyed going out to dinner with dear friends every week, and after attending services (and the fish fry!) at the St. James Catholic Church. Mary Ann was a beautiful and brilliant force of nature; her family and friends will miss her dearly. To protect her friends and family during this challenging time, a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation or Direct Relief, a foundation working to provide personal protective equipment for medical workers.

Jane Rose Bayard Paretti

Jane Rose Bayard Paretti was called to the Heavenly Father on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the age of 93. She is predeceased in death by her husband, Roy C. Paretti; her parents, Laura Deffes Bayard and Sidney Bayard, Sr.; and her brother Sidney Bayard, Jr. Mother of Jane “Janie” Paretti Jacobs (Ronnie) and Judy Paretti Bulot (Michael). Grandmother of Brian C. Jacobs (who was very devoted and caring of his grandmother), Mathew Beaubouef. Step Grandmother of Ashley and Andrew Bulot and great grandmother of Ava N. Bulot. Jane was born in New Orleans, LA on March 30, 1927 and was a resident for the last 10 years in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Services were private. Mothe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Kevin Adam “Frog” Dinet

Kevin Adam “Frog” Dinet passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the age of 62. He was the son of the late Louis Dinet Sr. and Viola Mary Dinet; brother of Louis Dinet Jr., Karen E. Dinet (his twin), and Melanie Duplessis, as well as the late Nona Dinet, David Dinet, Milton Dinet, and Jonathan Dinet. He is also survived a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was always smiling, who chose to look at life from the good side. He was kind, and would help anyone. He loved his family, his God and his Church. The family would like to thank the staff of Riverbend Nursing Home for their loving care. A private Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Port Sulphur on Friday. Interment was in Our Lady of Good Harbor Cemetery in Buras. Due to the current public health emergency, please express condolences at

W.L. “Bill” Hess, Jr.

W.L. “Bill” Hess, Jr., of Belle Chasse, LA passed away on April 5, 2020 in Pachuta, MS, at the age of 94. He was born August 22, 1925 to Willie and Dora (Martin) Hess Sr., in Big Ben LA. Bill voluntarily enlisted in the Navy during WWII at only 16 years of age. Serving as a Naval Pilot, he was shot down over the Pacific on three separate occasions, eventually transitioning to a Gunner’s Mate on the USS Enterprise after sustaining multiple injuries. After his service W.L. “Bill” Hess Jr., retired with Getty Oil and started HUB Energy Services, Inc. which was headquartered and operated in Belle Chasse, LA for 30 years. Mr. Hess was a member of First Baptist Church in Laurel and a member of First Baptist Church in Belle Chasse. W.L. “Bill” Hess Jr. is survived by his sons Gary (Karla) Hess, Karl “Shorty” (Kathy) Hess and Bill (Alyssa) Hess; daughter Jon Hess (Dale) Lightsey; brothers Roy (Karen) Hess and Johnny (Irene) Hess; sister Dora Hess (Curtis) Roeder; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life for 67 years Lorraine Hess, by his Parents Willie and Dora Hess Sr., brothers Robert, Henry, Huey, Jerry and a sister Julia. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gretna, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project or your favorite charity. Online condolences can be given at


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