Marion Medo Cardwell, beloved daughter of Mrs. Steven O. Medo and the late Dr. Medo, died on February 15, 2014 after a long illness which she fought with grace and courage. Marion attended Mt. Carmel Academy and was a 1972 graduate of Louisiana State University. She is survived by her loving family, her husband of 42 years, Terry Cardwell, and her children, Wesley and wife Kathryn, Katherine Cardwell Davis and husband Matthew, and Joey and wife Allison. She was "Mere" to her beloved grandchildren, Landon Cardwell, Samantha Cardwell, Olivia Cardwell, and Henry Scott Davis. Marion is also survived by brother Steven O. Medo, Jr. and wife Kathy, and sisters Karen Oertling and husband Lawrence, Margaret Babin and husband Bill, Elizabeth Ricci and husband Rick, brother David Medo, aunt Marie Bannon, her father-in-law George Cardwell and sister-in-law, Lynn Jenkins. Marion's many gatherings at her home, at Mardi Gras, and in Florida were always accompanied by her great food, and were enjoyed by family and many friends over the years. She was a member of St. Pius X Church. Visitation will be at St. Pius X Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans, on Wednesday, February 19, from 11:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 PM. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Mt. Carmel Academy or Jesuit High School. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Feb. 16 to Feb. 19, 2014