Rachel Sainton, September 12, 1920 – May 21, 2014. Rachel Sainton passed away at her residence at HomeLife in the Gardens (previously Malta Park) on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Rachel had been a parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church where a Mass in her memory will be celebrated at Noon, Friday, September 12, the 94th anniversary of her birth. Born in Toledo, Ohio, Rachel was a New Orleans resident since 1964. She worked for local attorneys as a legal secretary and later at Charity Hospital until her retirement in 1985. Following her retirement, she did volunteer work at the hospital for several years. A longtime patron and lover of the New Orleans Opera Association, she enjoyed the lively art and music scene the city offers. She was a regular patron of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony. A veteran traveler, she planned many trips around musical performances she wanted to see with specific artists. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Sainton and Helen Cole Sainton of Toledo, OH, and her brother, Joseph Sainton of Sylvania, OH. She is survived by her son, Charles Alexander Pabst (Emily), her two sisters, Pauline English of Toledo and Catherine Kellogg of Bellport, NY, and numerous other nieces and nephews including her niece, Therese English (Miguel Rodriguez) who was close to her and who cared for her for many years. The family wishes to give special thanks to the kind and caring staff and residents at HomeLife in the Gardens. A Memorial Mass was held in the chapel of HomeLife in the Gardens on May 22, 2014. Interment of her ashes will take place at the Catholic Cemetery in Oconto, WI, on August 2, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rachel's name to the New Orleans Opera Association.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from July 17 to July 22, 2014