Olivia Mary Bamforth

Olivia Mary Bamforth, age 85, left us Dec. 12, 2013. Beloved wife for 61 years of Stuart, she leaves three children, John, Marjory Patterson and Elizabeth Schoenberg; three grandsons, Jacob, Matthew and Christian Patterson, and one great grandson, Hudson Patterson. Born and raised in England, she met Stuart while traveling in the U.S., and they settled in New Orleans, where she performed as an actress, tour guide, participated in Volunteers of America and the New Orleans Museum of Art; was well known for her variety of hats, and famous for her rum cakes raising money for the outreach activities of the Women of Trinity Church. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 20, at 2:00 p.m., with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Counseling and Training Center, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130.

Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Dec. 14 to Dec. 20, 2013