OBITUARY

Audrey May Brock

November 28, 1927June 12, 2021
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Audrey “May” Kielman Brock, age 93, a lifelong resident of Harahan, died peacefully on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Widow of the late Leroy V. Brock. She was the beloved mother of Janet B. Wild and Alan L. Brock (Paige), daughter of the late Louis Herman and Anna Rouillier Kielman; and sister of the late Evanis “Grace” K. Castagna. She is also survived by her granddaughter, April Brock Picou (Donnie) and great grandchildren Coryn Brock, Donald J. and Brock Picou. She was the devoted aunt of Tia and Tanner Castagna. Sister-in-law of Ruth Brock Walker and survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends who loved her unconditionally. A special thank you to her dear nieces and her best friend, Barbara Butera for all the love and support shown during this time.

May was an avid volleyball, basketball player and bowler and competed in Senior Olympics in those sports and a longtime member of Colonial Bowlerettes. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 3267, Harahan Senior Center, Silver Trotters, an Adoration Chapel volunteer, a founding member of St. Rita Mother’s Club, a member of the Altar Society, and recipient of the St. Louis Medallion.

She was a computer programmer for United Fruit Company/ Chiquita Brands for 46 years, and for over 25 years May was the face and voice of St. Rita’s Church for visitors and callers alike, working in the Parish Office. Her contagious joy and sense of humor was self-evident and always made people feel special and appreciated. A special thank you to Harmony Hospice and Metairie Health Care for their loving support and care.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 12:30 PM, with visitation from 10:00 AM until service time. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Mausoleum. In lieu of the usual remembrances, Masses are preferred. Condolences may be expressed online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Nancy Hindermann Autin

June 30, 2021

Janet, Alan and Family
Sorry for the late condolences as I just found out that Miss May has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Maria Ulrich

June 18, 2021

Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. Miss May was a wonderful lady. My condolences to your family.

Maria Ulrich

Edna Arseneaux

June 17, 2021

I was sad to see that May passed. I have fond memories of working with her at Maritrop, and all the help she gave me. Rest in peace May! 😢

Sandy Myer

June 17, 2021

Janet, so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. She and Mom were great friends and hope that they are enjoying a joyful reunion together. I know that she will be greatly missed. You and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of the Dolores Snider family.

Melissa Maraist

June 15, 2021

Ms. May was the sweetest person and such a quick wit! She made our office visits to St. Rita so much fun! She would always ask on our visits if we brought her chocolates...many times we did.

One thing I will never forget, Ms. May would say to me often, "When I pass away, have masses said for my soul!" I will Ms. May! I love you!

Love, Melissa

Linda Cook

June 15, 2021

Janet, your mother was the most genuine and loving person I had ever known. I have so many memories of the Saenger shows and pre-show dinners over the years with our little group. So many laughs! The best memory though is when you and I went to an auction at the Lions Home and I kept bidding on things but didn't realize I had no money to pay for them. Your mother had to come, wearing her pj's and a robe, and rescue us! Those mudslides should not have been free!!
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her dearly. I love you my friend!

Anne Davis

June 14, 2021

May was one of the best friends I ever had ! She was kind,considerate, generous and always was smiling. One of my grandchildren was named after her, she was tickled. Will miss her so much , but forever in my heart!❤️🙏🏻😇 I love you May!!!