On Tuesday April 8, 2014, Julienne Schnabl, of Fairfax, VA, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in the company of her loving family. Born on September 4, 1938 in Ottawa, Canada to the late Bernard and Lauretta Rene de Cotret, Julienne grew up in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada, graduating from Notre Dame de la Mercie convent for girls. With aspirations of becoming a nurse, she began her studies only to shortly thereafter fall in love and marry Josef Schnabl on September 1, 1958. Blessed with two daughters, in 1964 the entire family immigrated to the United States. Together, Julienne and Josef were dedicated to building a beautiful life for their family.
In her lifetime, Julienne was a secretary, Girl Scout leader, French tutor, and had a heart for the unfortunate. She spoke French and German and was a member of the Concord Club and Washington Saengerbund. She had a talent for creating beautiful and memorable occasions. She enjoyed traveling, reading, crafts, art and music. She spoiled her pets and loved her family.
Julienne is survived by her caring husband of 55 years, Josef; daughters, Rita Edwards (Brian) and Susanne Pavone (Raymond); brothers, Jacques Rene de Cotret (Sharon) and Bernard Bourassa (Pierrette); seven grandchildren, Audrey, Amanda, Colleen, Rachel, Matthew, Cameron and Mary. Loved by several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and friends.
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2 p.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 3700 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA. Following, a reception celebrating Julienne's life will be held at Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the
, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or www.diabetes.org
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