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Emelda Paddock Modenbach

Emelda Paddock Modenbach passed away at Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the age of 90. She was the cherished wife of 55 years to the late Charles L. Modenbach Jr. Loving mother of Charles L. Modenbach III. Mother-in-law of Lee Modenbach and Thomas Soroe. Proud grandmother of Jeffrey, Daniel and Bradley. Great grandmother of Jude.  ister  f Merlin Paddock. She is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur George and Lillian Hutty Paddock; her two sons, Gary and Brian Modenbach; her daughter Barbara M. Soroe; her sisters Shirley Wattigney and Florence Carco; and her brothers Clarence, Earl and Arthur Paddock. Emelda was a native of
New Orleans and a longtime resident of Chalmette, LA before settling in Gonzales, LA following Hurricane Katrina. She enjoyed a career helping others as an Administrative Assistant with the St. Bernard Parish Mental Health Clinic and was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church.She was well loved and affectionately known for her good nature and generous heart. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all those whose lives she touched. Relatives and friends were invited to attend a visitation at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St.,  Chalmette, LA on uesday, August 11, 2015, followed by a Funeral Mass. She was  laid to rest with her husband Charles in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1215 Prytania St., Ste 371, NOLA 70130 or 504-455-5194 or To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit

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