- January 21, 1978 - February 19, 2017
- Metairie, Louisiana
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Marie "Suga" Michelle Schmitt, age 39, died on February 19, 2017 surrounded by family and friends following a courageous battle with cancer. Daughter of Paula Pace Schmitt and the late Michael Anthony Schmitt. Granddaughter of Gloria Noble Pace and the late Paul Pace, Chester and Vera Schmitt. Sister of Melinda "Mindi" Schmitt Hinkel. Aunt of Brittany Vera and Lauren Elizabeth Hinkel. Niece of Paul M. Pace (Donna), Perry M. Pace (Sheila), Chester R. Schmitt (the late Sandra), Ronald J. Schmitt (Barbara), Darryl A. Schmitt (Mary Ann). She is also survived and loved by many cousins and friends.
Marie was born on January 21, 1978 in New Orleans, LA. She was a graduate of Archbishop Chapelle High School. She worked at Ursuline Academy as an Administrative Assistant in the Alumnae and Development Office and was currently an Administrative Assistant in the High School. Marie enjoyed working there as she loved and was loved in return by children of all ages. If she was having a bad day she would go to the nursery and play with the babies. She was known as Nanny to her nieces and their friends, and Aunt Suga to her friend’s children.
She was known and loved for her smile and laughter her many artistic talents including: painting, crafting, and cake decorating. She always had a smile on her face that could brighten anyone’s day and a laugh that was infectious.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery) on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park. In lieu of flowers send donations to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at cholangiocarcinoma.org. or by phone at (888) 736-6731.