Helen Trelles Abadie
1932 - 2020
BORN
1932
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home
5100 PONTCHARTRAIN BLVD
New Orleans, LA
Helen Trelles Abadie died peacefully in New Orleans on April 4, 2020, surrounded by her two daughters. She was 88 years old. Helen was born in Tampa, Florida to Jorge Trelles and Pura Estrella Riera de Trelles on January 19, 1932. Helen is survived by two daughters, Michele Abadie Perrin and Gigi Abadie Weigel and their spouses Roy A. Perrin, III and Jay Weigel, as well as three grandchildren, T.J. Mooney, Isabel Perrin, and Hendrix Weigel. She is also survived by nieces, Cecilia Tristan, Ana Gabriela Tristan and nephews, Jorge Tristan, Fernando Tristan and Chuck Sullivan. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Purita Trelles de Tristan, Ana Celia Trelles and Flerida Trelles Sullivan. Helen moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University in 1950, earning a degree in Medical Technology. Like many who move to New Orleans, Helen fell in love with the city and never left. She worked at both LSU Medical Center and Tulane Medical School. A lifelong Catholic, Helen was a parishioner of St. Clement of Rome and later St. Agnes. Above all, Helen treasured time spent with family. She was an adventurous traveler, an avid reader and relished time with dear friends, playing cards, Mah Jongg, knitting and needle pointing. Helen volunteered as a translator for the the Battered Women's Shelter and as a tutor at Orleans Parish Prison. Due to current restrictions, a private ceremony will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to: The Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org. To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
Published by The Times-Picayune from Apr. 8 to Apr. 12, 2020.
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Dear Gigi & TJ,
We were so saddened to hear of the death of Helen.
With Deepest Sympathy, Wayne & Bridget
Bridget Phillips
Family
May 26, 2020
We are so very sorry to hear about your mom, Gigi & Michele. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy, Peggy, &
Barbara Kraus
April 9, 2020
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