Marlene Berger Rauch went to meet our Lord on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at the age of 87, after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Our love and appreciation go out to the many doctors and nurses who loved and treated mom. Some but not all of these caring people were Dr. McCullough, Dr. Aimee Moran, the Medical Team, Compasus Home Hospice and Heart of Hospice staff at East Jefferson, as well as Father Bob Massett and Father Kevin, as mom was a devoted and practicing Catholic.
Marlene was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ellen Sutherland and step-father, Edward “Buster” Sutherland; loving husband of 59 years, Calvin Sr., of which they shared a full life with summer vacations, cruise trips and night club dancing.
Marlene loved her son Calvin “Sonny” and, was fiercely supportive in all his coaching, sports participation and his educational pursuits. Marlene was friendly and kind to everyone she met and was always available to support and look after all her nieces and nephews; Mayon (Terry) and Gail (Van) and all their children, Kitty Ann, Harold, Deborah, Gigi, Rose and her late cousin Joyce.
Marlene was an avid bowler in her youth as she attended Holy Angels and McMain High School. In her adult years, Marlene loved her garden, still bowled in many leagues and was a devoted civil servant. In later years of retirement, she loved working for Joe Delucca and participating in the Jefferson Parish aging group, where she met many long lasting friends at the Pink House.
Also, a last forever thank you to the Brue Family for their friendship and neighborly kindness as well as Gail, Mayon and Harold for their forever love and support.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Gathering on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001 followed by a Mass at 11:00 am. To share memories and condolences, please visit www.tharpsontheimerfh.com
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