During his four decades in public life, his persona and politics always attracted attention. Now, 25 years after his death, former New Orleans Mayor Ernest “Dutch” Morial will once again make news, when his remains are placed in a new family tomb.
On Monday, just days after the 25th anniversary of his death on Christmas Eve 1989, Morial’s family will mark the relocation of his remains from St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 to a different family tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 on Esplanade Avenue.
Family spokeswoman Denise Estopinal, who served as press secretary for Morial’s son Marc during his mayoral administration, explained that the newer family tomb in the Esplanade Avenue cemetery will be the resting place for future generations of the Morial family.