Frances Mary Petrovich Cognevich

Frances Mary Petrovich Cognevich, of Metairie, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the age of 86. She was born to the late Andrew and Catherine Petrovich, September 20, 1927 at Hotel Dieu in New Orleans. Frances grew up in Triumph, LA and graduated from Buras High School. She married the late Dimitry J. Cognevich in 1949 and they had lived together in Metairie, LA since 1957. Selfless and devoted to her family, she was a wonderful mother, homemaker, and an excellent cook. Her red beans and rice were hard to beat! Frances worked tirelessly for a number of years in medical records at both Ochsner and East Jefferson General Hospitals. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Russell and brother Luke Petrovich. Frances is survived by her devoted son, Michael, beloved grandson, Aleksander and loving daughter-in-law Alika. She was also survived by four nieces. Relatives and friends were invited to attend the visitation and Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, on Friday, March 14, 2014. Visitation took place after, followed by a Mass in the chapel. Interment followed in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association Louisiana - Mississippi Chapter, P.O. Box 66825, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6825. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences online at

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