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Ourso Funeral Home

134 Houmas Street, Donaldsonville, LA

OBITUARY

Marie Brou Richard

August 16, 1924January 22, 2020
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Marie Brou Richard passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the age of 95. She was a native of Burnside and longtime resident of White Castle until she moved to Baton Rouge in 2005.

Marie graduated from Ascension Catholic School in Donaldsonville in 1941 and OLOL School of Nursing in 1945. She worked as a Public Health Nurse in Iberville Parish until her retirement. Marie is survived by her children; Rhonda Elder (Greg) of Slidell, Dawn Ballmer (Dallas) of Baton Rouge, Mark Richard of Houston, TX and Robyn Cedotal (Keith) of Addis, LA; 7 grandchildren, Ashley Altazin Holman (Tom), Chad Cedotal (Gina), and Koty Cedotal (Tina), Eric Ballmer (Sarah), Miguel Ballmer (Heather), Jeff Elder (Amelia), and Colleen Vincent (Derrick); 12 great-grandchildren, Luke Holman, Greyson Cedotal, Elena Revelez, Seven and Lanea Rico, Marlee and Otis Ballmer, Sage Ballmer, Patrick and Katherine Elder and Ava and Parker Vincent; sister, Margaret Pizzolato (Vince); brothers, Dale Brou (Phyllis) and Lynn Brou; sisters in law, Marcy Brou, Jane Brou, and Ethel Cedotal; brother in law, Adam Richard (Dolores); and a multitude of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Alton Joseph "Nick" Richard; parents, Clemil and Palmire Robert Brou; sisters, Sister “Margie” Margaret, Grace (Stanford) and Joan (Sam); brothers, JC (Eleanor), Warren (Jean), Harold and Kenneth; sisters in law, Michelle Brou, Shirley Sagona (Sam), and Eva Richard; and brother in law, Barnette Cedotal. A memorial visitation will be at Most Blessed Sacrement Catholic Church, Baton Rouge on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am, celebrated by Rev. Phil Spano. The family would like to thank the staff at Old Jefferson Community Care Center and to Beth, Jodi, Carla, Terri, Lauren, Jeralyn, and Drew of Clarity Hospice for their wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Clarity Hospice Foundation, 9191 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 24, 2020

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Diana Bouquet

January 24, 2020

Mr. Mark,
Daddy, Marcia and I would like to offer our condolences on Mrs. Marie's passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love

Susan Puyau

January 23, 2020

Dawn and Mark sorry for your loss and keeping you in our prayers.

Donice Garner

January 23, 2020

Rhonda I am so sorry to see this this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Marie on Chatham

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Marie in Thelma's wedding

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Keith, Robyn, Chad & Koty

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Brou Children with their Mom

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Marie, Graduating from Ascension Catholic School in 1941

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Marie, Graduating from OLOL School of Nursing in 1945

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Marie on Chatham

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Marie in Thelma's wedding

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Keith, Robyn, Chad & Koty

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Brou Children with their Mom

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Marie, Graduating from Ascension Catholic School in 1941

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Marie, Graduating from OLOL School of Nursing in 1945

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Marie, working as a Public Health Nurse

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Marie and "Nick" with their parents at their wedding, 1/22/1950

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"Nick" and Marie on their wedding day