OBITUARY

Lois Stern de Gruy

December 26, 1927May 7, 2018

Lois Stern de Gruy, 90 years old, of Metairie, Louisiana, on May 7, 2018, entered into eternal life surrounded by her family. Lois was a distinguished member of several ministries at Our Lady of Divine Providence Catholic Church, including 46 years as a teacher of religious education and many years supporting Boy Scouts. She was an active member of Silver Wings Senior Club. Lois was a teachers' assistant at East Jefferson High School for 31 years, working primarily with special education children. She loved cooking, especially baking, and gathering together for family dinners. She was happiest when her grand-children were close to her. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 27 years, R.V. de Gruy Ill, parents; Jerome Stern and Stella Marie Coroy Stern, and her sister Esther Stern Blount Metz. She is survived by her sister; Geraldine Stern McGovern, her loving children; Celine (Neil) Johnson, Raoul (DeAnne) de Gruy, Denise de Gruy, Edwin (Julie) de Gruy, Andre (Beth) de Gruy and Phillip (Christina) de Gruy, 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Visitation from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Our Lady of Divine Providence Catholic Church, 8617 W. Metairie Ave, Metairie, Louisiana 70003. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm followed by interment at St. Louis Cemetery #1, 452 Basin Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital http://stjude.org/donate or Special Olympics of Louisiana https://give.specialolympics.org/page/contribute/louisiana. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Lois is preceded in death by her loving husband of 27 years, R.V. de Gruy Ill, parents; Jerome Stern and Stella Marie Coroy Stern, and her sister Esther Stern Blount Metz. She is survived by her sister; Geraldine Stern McGovern, her loving children; Celine (Neil) Johnson, Raoul (DeAnne) de Gruy, Denise de Gruy, Edwin (Julie) de Gruy, Andre (Beth) de Gruy and Phillip (Christina) de Gruy, 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, May 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Lois Stern de Gruy

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Leon Toups

May 14, 2018

Lois was a special person. I got to know her rather well when I was an assistant principal at East Jefferson. One of my jobs was to work with the special ed department and this is how I got to know Lois. She always had a smile on her face and greeted you good morning. She was well like by the other special ed teachers, fellow paraprofessionals and also students. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Leon Toups
Retired Principal
East Jefferson High School

G. Cooks

May 11, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Gilda and Sam Reed

May 9, 2018

Lois was 1st Lady of the Scouts. She is warmly remembered for her tireless commitment to the boys, activities and projects. She certainly made a difference in young lives.

FROM THE FAMILY