Charles Harris Jeanfreau passed away at the age of 92 on the morning of Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Mr. Jeanfreau was a native of New Orleans and lived in the greater New Orleans area for his entire life, with the exception of four years in West Texas in the 1970s during which he attempted with limited success to convert West Texans to Mardi Gras. A member of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church and a past president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Jeanfreau retired from Freeport-McMoran, Inc. after a long and successful career in the oil and gas industry. An avid tennis player for decades, in retirement he enjoyed playing tennis, traveling around the world, visiting his grandchildren, and arguing about correct Latin pronunciation.
Mr. Jeanfreau is preceded in death by his sister Blanche (Terry) Guillot, his brother James Jeanfreau and his granddaughter Christian May Jeanfreau. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances Decker Jeanfreau, his three sons Charles (Laura), André (Jennifer), and Mark (Jennifer), his grandchildren Ella, Miles, Charles, Dylan, Shelby, Taylor, Katherine, Lilah, Samantha and Molly, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church in Metairie. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Angela Merici at 11:00 a.m. with internment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Jesuit High School and St. Joseph Seminary College.
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