Joseph R. Menant, Jr. passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 after a short battle with cancer at age 73. Joseph (Joey - Joe) grew up in Bucktown. In his youth, he loved to fish, crawfish, and tend a vegetable garden. Baseball was his lifelong passion; playing as a youth and watching his favorite team: the St. Louis Cardinals. A favorite trip of his was to Cooperstown, New York to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. He also loved to watch LSU and Tulane baseball and football games as well as the New Orleans Saints games. Joe was a proud and loyal member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 60 for 54 years.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Monica H. Menant; sister, Sandra M. Balser; brothers-in-law, Michael F. Haffner (JoAnn) and Richard J. Haffner (Sissy); as well as 3 nieces, 2 nephews, 1 great niece, and 5 great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph R. Menant, Sr. and Clara C. Menant, and his brother-in-law, Edward L. Balser, Jr. Joe was a deeply religious and caring person. He will be sadly missed by all who knew his outgoing and generous nature.
Services will be at St. Philip Neri Church, 6500 Kawanee Ave, Metairie, LA 70003 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:30 am with Mass at 11:30 am. Due to current conditions, masks must be worn and physical distances must be maintained. Private family burial will follow at Lake Lawn All Saints Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either St. Philip Neri Church, 6500 Kawanee Ave. Metairie, LA 70003 or The Wounded Warrior Project Donor Care Center, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8541.
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