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Marlene Jean Furgason

April 10, 1932 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

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Marlene Furgason, a loving mother and grandmother passed away on Good Friday, March 29th, 2024 at 3:00PM leaving behind a legacy defined by deep-rooted love for her family. Born on April 10, 1932, to the late James and Nettie (Schmidt) Molloy she grew up in Alton, Illinois where she graduated from Marquette High School. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, 2 sisters and a grandson, Matthew Wischan.

Marlene moved to New Orleans in 1961 where she raised six children. Along with her family, Marlene’s Catholic faith was the foundation of her existence. Marlene never met a stranger. Her big smile and welcoming personality always made people comfortable. She will always be remembered for the joy she brought to any gathering where she always sought to be the life of the party.

In addition to raising six children as a single mother, Marlene worked as the administrative secretary to the Regional Director for Greyhound in New Orleans. After retiring from Greyhound, she worked as the senior administrative secretary for the Jesuit Provincial in Algiers. She also worked as broker’s assistant at A.G. Edwards in Metairie.

Marlene is survived by her 6 children Mike Furgason (Laura), Julie Furgason, Linda Glaviana (Kevin), Kathy Roberts, Pat Furgason and Mary Beth Voiron (Tony); her 10 grandchildren Michael (Amy) and Kelley (Trent), Kyle (Samantha) and Blake, Ashley, Brittany, Kristin and Breanna, Luke (Olivia) and Marlaina; and her 6 great grandchildren Makena, David, Adelyn, Clayton, Elise and Baby Vincent.

The family would like to thank Mary, Mika, Velma, Rhonda and Anita for the loving care and friendship they provided Marlene during the last months of her life. We will be eternally grateful.

Services to honor and celebrate Marlene’s life will be held at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home located at 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA on April 5, 2024. The visitation will begin at 12:00 noon with a Mass following at 2:00PM. A private internment will follow the Mass. We invite all who knew and loved Marlene to join us in celebrating her legacy.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 5, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Service
Friday
April 5, 2024

2:00 PM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery

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