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Mary "Cecilia" Schnell Nicosia

December 3, 1931 — December 24, 2022

Mary “Cecilia” Schnell Nicosia, age 91, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 24, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on December 3, 1931 in New Orleans, LA to the late William and Lilly Schnell. She was a lifelong resident of Marrero, LA. She retired from the Jefferson Parish School System as a School Bus Driver and she provided housing for over 50 years to her beloved tenants on the Best Bank. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Nicosia, loving mother of Toni Cook, Connie Nicosia, Donna Roebke (Gary), and Rhonda Nicosia-Robert (Michelle). Grandmother of Brad Cranshaw (Heather), Tiffany Buck (Abe), Holly Barousse (Chris), Kelly Fazende (Steve) and the late Todd Cranshaw. Great grandmother of Kailyn Cook, Brittany Robert, Hannah Barousse, Savannah Barousse, Ava Fazende, Miles LeClaire, and Devin Cranshaw. Great great grandmother of Reed and Kyler Soulier. Sister of the late Lester Schnell, Nolan Schnell, and Lola Aube. She was preceded in death by numerous nieces, nephews, and neighbors who were like family. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass in the chapel of Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA. on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 11am. Visitation will be held Thursday morning from 9am until 11am. Interment, Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Flowers to the funeral home or donations in her memory may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at .
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Thursday, December 29, 2022

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