Marie deJaman Strassel
Marie deJaham Strassel was called home on Friday, January 17, 2020 surrounded by love following a 5 year battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on July 3, 1925 in New Orleans, LA to George deJaham and Cecilia Grashoff deJaham.
Marie is survived by her daughter JoAnn Strassel Hamburger and her grandchildren Adam J. Hamburger (Lindsay) and Justin G. Hamburger.
Marie is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, George J. Strassel, her sisters Josephine, Genieve, and her best friend in life Cecilia.
Marie taught for many years at St. Cecilia and St. Robert Bellarmine Grammar Schools. After retiring from teaching, she devoted her time to her beloved husband, family and friends. She was a member of the Versailles Homemaker Club, the St. Bernard Association for Family & Community Education, and enjoyed her favorite past time Canasta.
Post Katrina, she was lovingly accepted by her daughter’s Sisters-of-the-Heart, and joined them in continuing her love of cards as a member of the Palmisano Ladies Po-Keno Club and the Canasta Group, where she called herself the “Old Lady”.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville, LA 70447 on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM with visitation at church on Monday beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mrs. Strassel to be made to the charity of your choice. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.