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Rose Marie Seely (born Scruggs )


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: September 22, 1932

Date of Death: October 26, 2020

Birth Place: New Orleans, LA

Death Place: Metairie, LA

Rose Marie Scruggs Seely

Rose Marie Scruggs Seely passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 26, 2020, at the age of 88. She was born on September 22, 1932, in New Orleans to the late William Scruggs, Sr. and Mary Gullo. Rose Marie touched the lives of many young people as an instructor in the School of Religion and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Divine Providence Church in Metairie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald “Rocky” Seely; great-grandson, Dean Richard; and sister-in-law, Cynthia Seely. She is survived by her only daughter, Cathy Lambert (Ted), and granddaughters Nicole Richard (Daryl) and Shannon Lambert. She leaves behind three great-grandchildren: Delilah, DJ, and Darah Richard. She is also survived by her brothers William Scruggs (Peggy) and John Scruggs (Sue); in-laws Johnny and Phyllis Seely and Thomas and Carolyn Seely; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Please respect social distancing and wear a mask to celebrate her life.

Published in The Times-Picayune from October 31 to November 5, 2020.