Marie Blanche Crosby Brown

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Marie Blanche Crosby Brown passed away at Chateau de Notre Dame at 1 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after a lenghty illness. She was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Glendale, Calif. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Brown, of Metairie; a sister, Patricia Crosby Smith; a brother, John Larmartine Crosby; three nephews, Paul Raymond, Crosby and Guy Smith; four nieces, Winnifred Smith Whitner, Patrice Smith, Kimberly Crosby Duffy, and Dana Crosby Guercio; three foster grandchildren, Chad, Brittany and Terry Dial; seven great-nephews, five great-nieces, a great-great-nephew and -niece, and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Winnie Bouanchaud and Raymond H. Crosby; grandparents, long-time Pointe Coupee Sherriff Larmartine Bouanchaud and Olivia Samson Bouanchaud and her former husband, J. Marshall Brown. Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and received her master's degree in education from Nicholls State University. She retired from education as Assistant Director of the New Roads Memorial Area Vocational School. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Delta Kappa Gamma educational sorority, DAR and a charter member of the False River Golf and Country Club. She was an avid golfer and traveler. The family would like to thank Chateau de Notre Dame nursing home and hospice for their care. Additionally, they would like to extend their sincere gratitude to her loving caregivers, Anna Mae Edwards and Emma Jasmine, for their excellent care, attention and love. Visitation will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Roads on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Miles Walsh, celebrant. Interment in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be her great-nephews, Gerard Smith, Johnathon Smith, Mikey Duffy, David Duffy and her foster grandchildren, Brittany and Terry Dial. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Raymond, Crosby and Guy Smith. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the New Orleans Children's Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans LA 70118 or Hope House - St. Tammany Children's Advocacy Centre, 233 W. 28th St., Covington, LA 70433.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2013