Shirley Pontiff Le Blanc

November 30, 1928June 10, 2018

Shirley Pontiff Le Blanc, aged 89, was called home on Sunday June 10, 2018. She is the daughter of the late Robert and Evia Pontiff. Mrs. Le Blanc is survived by her husband of 69 years, Guy B. Le Blanc. She is also survived by her 3 children, Myra Guarino (AJ), Michael Le Blanc (Brenda) and David Le Blanc (Pamela), 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, her brother, Robert P. Pontiff, Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Pontiff. Mrs. Le Blanc was a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Church for 61 years. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 6425 W. Metairie Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003 on Friday morning, June 15, 2018 beginning at 9:15 AM with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 AM. Interment following the Funeral Mass will be at Garden of Memories, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001. The online guestbook is available at


  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, June 15, 2018

Shirley Pontiff Le Blanc

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Judith LeBlanc

June 12, 2018

When I was a child, I remember being excited about going to Aunt Shirley’s home to visit. She would have all visiting children follow her to her bedroom where she had a drawer filled with small new toys, and she would let each child pick the one they wanted as a gift from her. I believe she got as much joy from giving us those toys as we got from receiving them. As I grew into an adult, I realized what a kind, compassionate woman she was, who loved God with all her heart. She will be missed, and remembered fondly by all who knew her. My heartfelt prayers are with the family at this time.

MaryLea LeBlanc/Perry

June 12, 2018

Aunt Shirley will always be fondly remembered as the one who taught me how to crochet. What patience she had. I hope to pass on some of her talents and recipes and keep her spirit alive. By the Mercy of God may she Rest In Peace.

Joyce Shafer

June 12, 2018

Aunt Shirley will be missed. Just this morning, as I prayed for the family, I thought of the charming Christmas ornaments she made, which I still have. I treasure how much she and Uncle Guy did for my parents when things got tough with my dad's health, and how often they visited and called my mom after my dad passed away. It was Aunt Shirley who held my hand at my father's grave site service. At times like these, a lifetime of memories flood the mind and heart--of family gatherings, visits to family homes, meals prepared and shared. May God wrap His loving arms around all who will miss her, comforting them, strengthening them, knowing she is now with the Lord. Thank you, Aunt Shirley, for being a strong woman of God, and a woman of character with a loving heart.

Jim Pontiff

June 11, 2018

I do not have words to express how much Aunt Shirley meant to me or how much I will miss her. She and Uncle Guy supported me in good times and in not so good times. I could not have asked for a better aunt. I still have a stuffed toy snake that she made for me one Christmas when I was small. I keep it to remember how much she did for me over the years. She expressed that she cared, not with words, but with actions…. something I will always admire about her. I will miss her.