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“Sorry for your loss. Your family are in our prayers. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Glenn Palermo - Athens, TN

“May the God of comfort bring the family peace. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jan

“Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May the special memories you made together help you through....Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Tony & Melanie Dyess

“Carol, Sal, Greg, Donna, and all extended family: So sorry for your loss! Aunt Margaret was a special person! We always loved seeing her at all...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Janie Fletcher - Hammond, LA

“On behalf of the entire staff at Life Source Hospice, please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one. Our hearts are moved with...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Raynell Smith - Work

“I loved our trips and late night talks we had. Such a beautiful and loving lady.she will be missed but her memories will go on forever. Praying for...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Ann Hall - Santa rosa, FL

“She was a beautiful lady❤ ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Audrey Dupree - Ponchatoula, LA

“We have so many memories of time spent with the Lala's. Christmas eves we're especially great memories. Ms Margaret and Mr.Sammy always so sweet and...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Brian and Sandi Davies - LA


Margaret Koles Lala, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away peacefully in Hammond on Friday, June 24, 2022, at the age of 95. She was born on Tuesday, April 5, 1927, in Montcleve, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Koles.

She was a life long member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Margaret loved her family dearly and adored her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Carol Ponthier and her husband, Roy, son, Sal W. Lala and his wife, Roxann, son, Greg Lala and his wife, Yvonne, daughter, Donna Drude and her husband, Randy, grandchildren, Kristen Nugent (Paul), Brett Lala (Stacey), Brandi Heath (Shane), Taylor Archote (Justin), and Carly Drude; great-grandchildren, Regan, Bryce, Blake, Brock, Barrett, Cayman, and her sisters, Liz Ivanisky, and Helen Kropog.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvador "Sammie" Lala.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA 70401 on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, from 9:00 am until the Rosary begins at 12:00 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm, with Fr. Cayet Mangiaracina, OP officiating.

Interment will follow at Rose Memorial Park Cemetery in Hammond, Louisiana.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.