Kay Ruth Mary Brandau
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Kay Ruth Mary Brandau
  • August 29, 1936 - June 1, 2017
  • Marrero, Louisiana

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Kay Ruth Mary Macaluso Brandau passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of James W. Brandau for over 55 years. Mother of Charlene O'Shea (John), Kevin Brandau (Susan), Wahden Brandau (Gloria), Michael Brandau (Stacy), Bryant Brandau (Christine), Aileen Johnson (Leslie), David Brandau (Sainan), and Patrick Brandau (Vanessa). Grandmother of Julie, Christopher, Jim, Meghan, Wahden Jr., Katherine, Nicole, Amber, Joshua, Weston, Brittany, Luke, Olivia, Luke, Savanna, Anna, David Jr., Brooke, and Kate. She was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Alma Macaluso, as well as a dedicated sister of Jean Wirth (Henry) and Bartlyn David (Johnny). She is also survived by 8 great grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was a devout Catholic, and a founding parishioner of Visitation of Our Lady Catholic Church. She will be remembered as a selfless wife and mom. She was retired from Jefferson Parish after 26 years of service. She gave countless hours to various volunteer organizations. She will also be remembered for her melt-in-your-mouth meatballs, and chewy toll-house brownies.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Visitation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 3500 Ames Blvd, Marrero, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM. Visitation will begin at the church at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Visitation of Our Lady building fund. Express condolences at www.westsideleitzeagan.com.