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Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO

OBITUARY

Marie LaVerne MacBride

January 3, 1931August 5, 2019

Marie LaVerne MacBride entered into rest on Monday, August 5, 2019.

Marie was the loving mother and mother-in-law of Donna and Michael Bruner, Eileen and Ron Rancilio, Sharon Pawlowski, and Russ and Connie MacBride, and beloved "Grandma Mac" of grandkids/great-grandkids Nola and Franny (Bruner clan); Steven, Jennifer, Nicholas, Sydney, Jason, Amanda, Lilly, Erica, Peter, Scott, Renee, Annabell, Emma, Emily, Nick, Jordin, Tyler and Mycah (Rancilio clan); Josh, Liz, Owen, Addy, Zach and Jill (Pawlowski clan); and Magen, Mike, Hayden, Oliver, Bryce, Alex and Kaiden (MacBride clan).

Marie loved joking, laughing and simple pleasures. She was a passionate Cardinals fan, a cutthroat bingo player, and the life of the party at Delmar Gardens of Creve Coeur. She never met a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle she didn’t like.

We love you!

Visitation will be Friday, August 9 from 9-10:30am at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa Street 63109, followed by a Celebration of Marie's Life at 10:30am. Interment immediately following the service at Resurrection Cemetery, Affton Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marie's memory to the Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas or The Missouri Baptist Hospital Foundation are greatly appreciated.

Please leave a favorite memory of Marie for her family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Rite of Committal Friday, August 9, 2019

Memories

Marie LaVerne MacBride

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Sharon Pawlowski

August 8, 2019

During a portion of my childhood my mother was a single parent with a limited income. Things were always tight financially, but she always found a way to stretch a dollar so that she could buy some non-essential item that we, her children, asked for. On one occasion I asked my mom if she could buy me an article of clothing that she could not afford. She explained to me that she did not have the money for the item I wanted. I became very upset with her, replied with a "not so nice" response, and stomped out of the room. After leaving the room, I realized how selfish I was acting and returned to the room to apologize. I re-entered the room and she did not know I was there. I saw her reach into her jewelry box and count the little bit of money she had in her possession. She looked upward, recounting the money in her hands, repeatedly, each time followed by an upward glance as if to recalculate her finances or perhaps, pray to our Lord that he find a way to stretch the money so that she could make me happy with my frivolous request. I left the room weeping, appalled at my selfish behavior. She found me minutes later and tried to hand me the money for the item I wanted, hands shaking, stating that she now could afford the item ( I thought) I so desperately needed. I apologized to her for my inappropriate request and behavior and stated that I did not need the item. She insisted I take the money and would not take "no" for an answer. I returned the money to her jewelry box later that evening when she was not in the room. My mother is the most selfless and giving human being that I know. She is my female role model in so many ways. Love you so much Mom!!!!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY