Dorothy Sommers Sahuque, age 84, passed away peacefully at her home on August 24, 2019. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and friends carried her through to live longer than expected.
Her life was a living example of the Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 – “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” These words of encouragement, wisdom and comfort kept us in line, and gave us something to pass down to our children.
Dorothy was born and raised in the Irish Channel. She was delightfully soft-spoken and shy. She met the love of her life, Paul Sahuque, and was swept off her feet by this handsome man. They married and spent the next 69 years together.
Dorothy will be missed by her beloved husband, Paul Sahuque, Sr.; her children: Paulette S. Lemoine (R. Steven), Diane S. Guillot (Brian), Dennis Sahuque (Sharon), Tommy Sahuque, and Susan S. LeBreton (Rene); seven grandchildren: Eric Sahuque (Yvonne), Brooke L. Nieto (Joseph), Danielle Sahuque, Annie Lemoine (Michael Moore), Madeline G. Schott (Michael), Michelle S. Hurd (Aaron), Rachel Guillot; and great grandchildren: Eleanor, Aubrey, August, Genevieve, Adley, Huxley, Jeremiah, Molly, Hannah, Paulette, Brandon, Jarod, and Mikayla. Dorothy is also survived by two sisters, Pearl S. Gaudin and Eleanor S. Morris. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Paul Sahuque, Jr.
Special thanks to Judy Palacio for her loving care of our mother, along with Karen, Odessa and Tanya.
Visitation will be held at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 4921 West Metairie Avenue, Metairie, LA on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a mass to follow. A private interment will be held at a later date at the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
The world can always use one more kind person. Those of us who loved her will never forget her wit, charm, grace, gentle sweet spirit, and undying love for family.