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Florence Tranchina Rulh

April 17, 1932 — June 6, 2024

New Orleans

Florence “Flo Baby” Janet Tranchina Rulh departed peacefully in New Orleans on 6 June 2024 after 92 Solar Orbits. She arrived on earth 17 April 1932 in New Orleans. Flo Baby was THE backbone of Blue Marine Transportation, as well as many other companies across the Gulf Coast. She was simultaneously the toughest and most loving, lovely lady; She was preceded in death by her parents Philip Tranchina and Florence Kelly, her husband Francis Emile Rulh, and her brothers Philip “Mickey” and Little Doug. 

She is survived by many loved ones, to name a few: brother/son Douglas Raymond “Dougie” (preceded by spouse “Cathy”), brother/son Richard “Ricky” and spouse “Peggy” , son Donald “Big Donald” and spouse Susan, daughter Donna Marie, son Frank Edward “Frankie” and spouse Julie. 

Loved most by all her Grandchildren; Ben, Phil, Mary, Chris, Kelli, Scott, Donald “Lil Donald”, Donielle, Elizabeth “Lizzy”, Amelia, Jennifer, Kimberly, Don, Garret, Frank “Dustin”, Jordan, Ashleigh, Mikayla, Jessi. 
Flo was adored by 35 great grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews, in laws & others. We all owe our existence to Flo Baby. 

The family would like to thank Woldenberg Village for their many years of love and care. 
A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 11 AM until 1 PM. Services will follow in the funeral home chapel. 
Family and friends are encouraged to share your condolences, memories and stories by visiting www.mothefunerals.com. 


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Harvey - Mothe Funeral Homes, LLC

2100 Westbank Expy, Harvey, LA 70058

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Harvey - Mothe Funeral Homes, LLC

2100 Westbank Expy, Harvey, LA 70058

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