OBITUARY

Mary Rees Cornibè

December 19, 1929November 18, 2020
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Mary Rees Cornibè passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the age of 90 to join her beloved husband, Paul “Emmett” Cornibè, after 59 years as a devoted wife and mother to their four children. Mary was a daughter of the late Otto J. Rees and Catherine Rusha and sister of the late Otto A. Rees. Mother of Robert E. Cornibè, Jamie Ann C. LeBlanc (Leo), Paula Marie C. Duplantis (Craig) and the late Lorah Lee C. Lewis (David). Grandmother to six grandchildren: Todd Lewis; Leo, Darren and Gary LeBlanc; Nathan Duplantis and Jennifer Ricks. Mary had thirteen Great Grandchildren: Kayla, Tayler, Landon, Emmett, Leo, Andrew, Lily, Henry, Claire, Logan, Asher, Brynlee and Jett. She was married in 1951 and resided with her husband Emmett in Chateau Estates East for 38 years before becoming a resident of the Nouveau Marc Retirement Community in 2014. There she enjoyed playing bingo, pokeno, horseracing and solving word puzzles. Mary was a kind-hearted, gentle, loving and caring person.

Relatives and friends of the family, also priests and parishioners of Divine Mercy and Our Lady of the Lake, are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12:00 noon with visitation beginning at 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Interment will immediately follow the Mass at the Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum in New Orleans, LA. In accordance with the Orleans parish mandate, all guests will be required to wear masks.

Mary will be dearly missed by her family and friends. The family invites you to share fond memories and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Janie Eshleman

November 24, 2020

While I am so sorry for your loss, I can somehow picture in my imagination the sight of Mary & Emmet riding around Heaven in his Corvette, together again at last! And snacking on delicacies from Terranova’s.
Janie Eshleman
Mandeville neighbor

raymond hartman

November 23, 2020

Deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to all in the family who share in this loss. I was totally unaware that my cousin Otto had passed away until reading Mary's obituary. Therefore, condolences are also extended, although belatedly, to all who share the name Rees.

Raymond Rees Hartman

Sandy Thomas

November 23, 2020

Mary you might be gone but I will remember you always....
We shared many great Times together and you taught me how to cook some great food. One dish was stuffed Mirliton which I will be fixing for Thanksgiving with a heavy heart but I know you would want me to serve them with fond memories.
Until we meet again, because I know we will. then I’ll just follow the amazing smell of something you are cooking. You were my 2nd Mother and such a dear friend.

Love Sandy

Jennifer Ricks

November 21, 2020

Darlene Tabor

November 21, 2020

Robert, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Darlene & Lou Tabor

Sharon A. Galman (Funeral Director)

November 19, 2020

The entire staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home wishes express our sincere condolences.

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