Blanid Mary Sullivan Sunseri passed away peacefully at the Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice on Monday, May 31, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Joseph G. Sunseri for 49 years. Loving mother of Fran Sunseri Songy (Kenneth, Jr) and Albert Sunseri. Daughter of the late Bernadette Durgin and the late Albert J Sullivan. Sister of Michael Sullivan (Karen), and the late Kerry Sullivan (Roschi). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Blanid was a graduate of Ursuline Academy, Loyola University and the University of New Orleans. She was an elementary school teacher who taught at several parochial schools, finally retiring from St. Raphael the Archangel.
She loved swimming, and could often be found in the pool at UNO. Her passion was reading; she supported numerous programs to get books into the hands of children. She enjoyed dancing with her husband, Joe. She was active with the Ulster Project New Orleans for a number of years. After retirement, she joined the Friends of the Jefferson Parish Library and helped with book sales, and contributed to their cookbook, cooking with Friends. She enjoyed theater, and supported local live productions at Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans, and Rivertown Theatre in Kenner.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Angela Merici Church, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie, LA on Monday June 7, 2021 at noon, followed by interment at ST. Bernard Memorial Gardens, Chalmette, LA. Visitation at the church from 10:00 am until time of service. To offer condolences or send flowers please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
Donations can be made to St. Angela Merici church (https://stangela.org/) or to the Friends of the Jefferson Parish library (https://www.friendsofjeffersonlibrary.org/).
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