Margaret Campassi Chaisson passed away peacefully at home on Friday afternoon, September 18, 2020.
Margaret was born and raised in Clarksdale, MS, the daughter of Primo Giuseppi Campassi and Josephine Bursi Campassi, both of whom were Italian immigrants who came to America in the early 1900s. Margaret lived and attended school in Clarksdale, Mississippi, graduating from Clarksdale High School before leaving for Baton Rouge to attend LSU. She graduated from LSU with a Degree in Business. It was during her college years that she met the love of her life, Roland Chaisson, who had just returned from World War II. Margaret and Roland were married on January 30, 1951, in Clarksdale and immediately moved to New Orleans.
The Chaissons settled in Metairie, were they were parishioners of St. Catherine of Siena Parish for over sixty-three years. In addition to her love for her husband, children and grandchildren, Margaret’s passion was her participation in both the St. Catherine of Siena Church Choir and Altar Society, in which she faithfully served in until her recent illness.
Margaret is predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Roland Chaisson, as well as her siblings Evelyn Campassi Demilio, William Campassi and Louis Campassi. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Lisa Chaisson DeFelice & Robert DeFelice; Amy Chaisson & Marlin E. Sandlin, Jr.; Andree Chaisson and James Fisher III. Mrs. Chaisson is also survived by granddaughters Bridget New and her husband Walter New, as well granddaughters Margaret Selig and Lauren Selig. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Catherine of Siena Parish, or the charity of one’s choice. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.