Mary Louise Forristall
August 24, 1934 – June 16, 2020
With deep sadness we announce the death of Mary Louise “Suffie” Forristall (née, Suffoletta), of Deerfield Beach, FL, on Tuesday, June 16th from renal failure following a lengthy period of declining health.
Mary Louise was born on August 24, 1934 to George and Bernice Suffoletta in East Liverpool, OH and was the elder sister to brothers Danny and Jerry. She was a graduate of Midland High School, St. Francis School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, and attended Louisiana State University. After graduating, she began her career as a registered nurse at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA. She later enjoyed a lengthy career as a flight attendant and supervisor at Eastern Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, respectively.
Suffie is preceded in death by her parents and step-granddaughter, Shannon Michelle Pomarico, and is survived by her former husband, Ernest Abernathy, father of her two sons, Scott and Jeff, her former daughter-in-Law, Karen Slazinski and her grandchildren, Jarrod and Lauren of Ocoee, FL. She is mourned by her devoted husband of 31 years, William James Forristall and her step-children, William James Forristall, Jr. (Christy), Anne Forristall Luke (John), Michelle J. Pomarico (Scott), Susie Palensky (David), and Laurie Flow (Shain); ten grandchildren, Michael, David, Jake, Josh, Joseph, Sam, Marylou, Natalie, Maggie, and Gina.
Suffie loved to travel and especially enjoyed cruising, regardless of the destination. She was a great cook and baker to the delight of her family. Her grandchildren will cherish their many memories of visits, shared vacations, and family celebrations.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Kraeer – Becker Funeral Home, 217 E Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. Social distancing guidelines in accordance with Federal, State and CDC recommendations will be strictly followed. Broward County Regulations require all guests to wear a mask. A livestream of the service will be available to those unable to attend. Please visit www.KraeerDeerfieldBeach.com for details and a link to the livestream.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to either The Kidney Foundation or the breast cancer charity of your choice.
- The Kidney Foundation
Friday, July 3, 2020