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Carol Bartels St. Germain
May 23, 1940 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
Carol Bartels St. Germain passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at her home in Lakeview, following her courageous battle against Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.
Born in New Orleans May 23, 1940, the eldest of the five children of Dr. Charles Frank Bartels and Ora Sarpy Bartels, Carol was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 37 years, Gilbert A. St. Germain; her brothers C. Raymond Bartels and Martin F. Bartels; and sister-in-law Gayle B. Bartels. She is survived by her children, Tracey Kissgen Patrolia (David), Cherie St. Germain Gentry (Joseph) and Michael Anthony St. Germain (Dixie); five grandchildren, Andrew David Patrolia, Emily Grace Patrolia Garza (Nic), Luke Christopher St. Germain, Chase Michael St. Germain, and Hope Marie St. Germain. She is also survived by her brother Ronald J. Bartels (June), her sister Betty B. Tedesco (Ken) and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Carol was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School in 1958. She proudly pursued business training at Soule Business College. She thoroughly enjoyed her long career as a geologic secretary and right-hand assistant for many companies in the Louisiana oil and gas industry, including C&R Exploration, the Boebel Company, and the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES).
Carol lived a full and active life. Her love of New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Jazz Festival, and Cruises (especially Elvis Cruises) was well known. She was passionate about all sports, especially LSU and her beloved Saints, attending many games throughout her life. She loved attending concerts and the theatre and traveling with friends. Shopping and Casino outings, local fairs and lunches with her many friends were always fun. And of course, beach vacations with her beloved family were always tops on her list. She was a member and participated in Ladies Investing in Great Stocks (LEGS an investment group). She and Gilbert were members of The Socialytes for 50+ years; a group of 10 couples who played and traveled together and became family. She loved life and was blessed to live it with spirit and gusto!
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, 775 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, starting at 10:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com
In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Dominic Catholic Church or Bridge House/Grace House (bridgehouse.org) is preferred.