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Colleen DeFraites

Colleen Schlegel DeFraites, 88, of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the home of her son in Lakeside Park, Kentucky.

She was a nurse at Mercy Hospital in New Orleans and also a homemaker. Colleen loved volunteering her time, as she spent 15 years as a volunteer guide for Hermann- Grima Historical Home and 10 years for Touro Infirmary.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Girard DeFraites Jr.

Colleen is survived by her son, John (Monica) DeFraites of Lakeside Park, Kentucky; daughter, Diane Lawlor Gex of New Orleans; sister, Helen Gentile of Napa, California; niece, Gloria Engle Hann of Cincinnati, Ohio;  along with grandchildren Nathan, Rachell, and Jared Gex, Burke and Jack DeFraites and 4 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM followed by a Memorial Blessing at 6:30PM, all in Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, 316 Elm Street Ludlow, Kentucky, 41016.  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Home Hospice Care 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home is serving the family. 


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