Mary Louise Murphy Schmitt passed away peacefully at her home while surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis James Murphy and Helen Victoria Federer Murphy; and her children, Ronald Henry Schmitt Jr. (Vernon Raye), Susan Louise Schmitt and JoAnne Frances Schmitt. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Ronald Henry Schmitt Sr.; her children, Henry James Schmitt and Donna Schmitt Madere (Rhett); her grandchildren, Joshua M. Meilleur and Jessica M. Meilleur; her sister, Barbara Murphy Berry and numerous other loving relatives. Mary was born in New Orleans and was a resident of Metairie for the past 56 years. She retired from Marchand Creative Kitchens and had previously been employed at Advance Electric Company. Mary was a longtime parishioner of St. Christopher Church in Metairie. She loved Mickey Mouse and going to Disneyworld, camping, her devoted dog Sam and going to craft shows. She was a bright light in the lives of many. The family would like to thank Notre Dame Hospice for their attentive care, especially Deb and MiMi. Visitation will take place at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, Louisiana 70001, on Monday, August 3, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. with interment to follow immediately thereafter in Garden of Memories Cemetery. To offer condolences please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Animal Rescue of New Orleans (“ARNO”) are preferred. Please visit www.arnorescueneworleans.org or mail to ARNO, 271 Plauche Street, Harahan, 70123.
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