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LaVon Carstens Maduell

January 25, 1925 ~ June 25, 2019 (age 94)

LaVon Rita Carstens Maduell, 94, of Metairie, Louisiana, native of New Orleans, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Born in New Orleans in 1925, she enjoyed countless activities with her six sisters throughout her long life. LaVon was a graduate of Mount Carmel Academy. She worked as secretary in her husband’s family owned medical repair business in the 1960s. She sold Furs after the passing of her husband Floyd. LaVon’s interests included sewing, gardening and cooking. She was an avid reader and loved solving crossword puzzles, well into her last days. She was a loving mother, always devoted to her children and granddaughter. She especially enjoyed traveling with her family. LaVon faithfully attended St. Angela Merici Catholic Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Michael Charles Carstens and Mabel Clotilda Ballotta, of New Orleans. Her beloved husband, Floyd Maurice Maduell, her son David Brian Maduell and her sisters, Mabel Everard, Gloria Fresina and Rose Buras.
She is survived by her son, Dennis Gerard Maduell, daughter-in-law, Wendy Berry, daughter Diane Marie deFrance, son-in-law, Tim deFrance, granddaughter, Kelsey LaVon Maduell, her sisters, Jeanne Bernard, Norma Smith and Marie Henning.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 901 Beverly Garden Dr, Metairie, LA. Visitation will be from 10AM until Noon. Mass will follow at Noon. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at

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