Born on August 9, 1953, Jason “Jay” Alan Rabalais, Sr., was called home on February 2, 2021, at the age of 67.
Jay was a graduate of Holy Cross High School (Class of 1971) and went on to attain his undergraduate degree in Accounting, as well as a Master’s in Business, from Loyola University New Orleans. After college, he led successful endeavors as Director of Credit and Corporate Lobbyist with Avondale Shipyard, Inc., as the General Manager and President of Boomtown Casino, the Chief Operating Officer at the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency and most recently as the Chief Financial Officer of local real estate developer MAC Real Estate, LLC. In addition to the responsibilities of these jobs, Jay also enjoyed teaching college courses. He spent time as a professor teaching accounting at the University of Holy Cross, and casino management courses at Tulane University.
Jay is preceded in death by his parents, James Alvin Rabalais, Sr. and Althea Gravois Rabalais; his brother, James Alvin Rabalais, Jr.; his sister, Judy Rabalais Drury; and has been reunited with his grandson, Luke James Rabalais (Jerrold and Lauren).
Jay is survived by his loving wife of nearly fifty years, Jill Nastasi Rabalais; three sons, Jason Alan Rabalais, Jr. (Jamie Marshall Rabalais), Jerrold Andrew Rabalais (Lauren Pellerin Rabalais), and Justin Andre Rabalais (fiancé, Caitlin Altomare); four grandchildren, Mia Catherine Rabalais, Jason “Jace” Alan Rabalais, III, Emma Claire Rabalais, and Liam Andrew Rabalais; and his devoted Black Mouth Cur, Lacy.
Friends and Family are invited to a celebration of Jay on Monday, February 15, 2021, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie, LA 70003. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with Mass immediately after. A private interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
Due to COVID 19 regulations, please follow the current restrictions and everyone attending is required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com
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