Elane passed away Sunday, July 21 in Charlotte, NC. She was 91 years old. A native of New Orleans Elane was the oldest of 6 children born June 7, 1929 to Joseph J and Lucille Tujague Fabacher. She graduated from Barat College in Lake Forest Illinois in 1951. She married the late Robert Michael Blaeser of Chicago at her parents’ home in New Orleans on April 19, 1952. After marriage she lived in Chicago for few years before settling back in New Orleans where she and Bob raised seven children. In 1971 the family moved to Atlanta and where Elane was a substitute teacher at her children’s high school. In 1982 she and Bob moved back to Chicago for nine years until his retirement in 1991. They moved to Charlotte, NC later that year and together they enjoyed golf, grandchildren, volunteering and travel in their retirement.
Elane was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years and her sister Gretchen Fabacher Rouzan. She is survived by her children Chris and his wife Julie of New Orleans, Brenda and her husband Eddie Hensley of Houston, Mark and his wife Donna of Atlanta, Eric and his wife Margaret of Charlotte, Greg in Hawaii, Sandra and her husband Roy Bowers of Augusta, and Peter and his wife Cathy of Batavia, IL. Also siblings, Janice Fabacher, Carole Offord, Frederick Fabacher, and Marion Eigenbrod. Also, fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Elane was a talented artist and loved to play bridge. She was involved in numerous volunteer activities including ten years with the Dupage Convalescent Center near Chicago and twenty five years with Friendship Trays in Charlotte. She was a member of St Gabriel’s Catholic Church. Born to long standing New Orleans families she always spoke fondly of her beloved hometown. A devout Catholic Elane would want any remembrances made to your favorite Catholic Charity.
There will be a private service for the family at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta. Elane will be interred in her family’s tomb in New Orleans early 2021.
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