LAURA Matthew Philmore Laura on Friday, December 17, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Kerley Laura. Father of Elizabeth Stansbury, Margaret McFarlain (Robert), Marcella Mauer, Theresa Veenschoten (Fred), Mike Laura (Laurie), Mary Catherine Laura, Romuald M. K. Laura, and the late David M. Laura (Carolyn). Father-in-law of Sarah Laura. Also survived by his sister, Josephine Milam, numerous grand and great-grandchildren. A native of Lafayette, LA and a resident of Algiers, LA. Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Exxon Mobil are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church, 500 Verret Street, Algiers, LA on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Interment Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2010 from 10:00 AM until funeral time at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104 or call (888) 949-2577 preferred. MOTHE FUNERAL HOME in charge of funeral arrangements, (504) 366-4343.
Published in The Times-Picayune on December 19, 2010
Dorothy Kerley Laura
LAURA Dorothy Kerley Laura, age 89, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2009. Beloved wife of 69 years to Matthew Laura. Daughter of the late Sylvester and Catherine Kerley. Mother of David Laura, Elizabeth Stansbury, Margaret McFarlain, Mary Catherine Laura, Joseph Laura, Marcella Maurer, Therese Veenschoten and Romuald Laura. Survived by 24 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grand-children. Preceded in death by her brothers and sisters. Dorothy worked as a RN for the late Dr. Adair. She was a long time parishioner of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Algiers Point. Visitation will be at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Algiers Point on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 9:30AM until 11:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church at 11:00AM. Burial in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gretna, LA. MOTHE FUNERAL HOME, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA in charge of arrangements. Information: 504-366-4343.