Rosemary (Werling) Ruello

Rosemary RuelloRosemary Werling Ruello died peacefully in her home on June 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Douglas Charles Ruello, her mother Mabel Antoinette Frey, her father Joseph Anthony Werling, and her loving grandson Jason Douglas LeSage. Rosemary bequeathed beautiful memories to her three daughters: Donalyn Ruello Hassenboehler (Jimmy Hassenboehler), Deborah Ann Ruello, and Daphne Ruello LeSage. Rosemary's only surviving sibling is her sister Gail Werling Ryan. "Granny" is survived by her loving grandchildren Nicole Hassenboehler Labbe, Mireille Hassenboehler Patman (Robert Patman), James Meza III (Kathy Meza), Melisse Meza, Joshua Meza (Amy Meza), and Morgan LeSage Melancon (Charles Melancon). Rosemary's great grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, are James Meza IV, Ethan Labbe, Emma Labbe, Wyatt Garzon, Theodore Patman, Jayden Rose Melancon, Murphy Meza, and Molly Meza. Rosemary's nieces and nephews include Donna Marie Ryan Ricalde (Andrew Ricalde), Becky Ryan Gonzalez, Henry Lala II (Viki Lala), Michael Lala (Susan Lala), Susan Werling Simson, Jennifer Werling Samson (Tracy), Mary Werling Seaner (Michael Seaner), and Joseph Werling, Jr. Born in New Orleans on November 10, 1921, Rosemary lived a long and full life up to the very last minute. In her younger days, she was a devoted wife, a full-time mother to three daughters, a beautiful seamstress, a teacher; yet, she still found the time to study and earn her master's degree plus 30 hours at the University of New Orleans in English Education. She was a secondary school teacher of English Language Arts with the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the Orleans Parish School Board until her retirement in 1987. Before Hurricane Katrina she was a faithful parishioner of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Rosemary's passion in retirement was playing the game of bridge. In fact, she played bridge with her friends ten days prior to her passing. In accordance with "Rosie's" wishes, the family will hold visitation at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 4640 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 followed by a Mass at 10:30. Rosemary will be interred in the Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the following program which helps to provide quality breast and cervical cancer screenings at no cost to uninsured, underinsured, lower-income women in the State of Louisiana: The Louisiana Breast and Cervical Program Condolences may be expressed at
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal Street

New Orleans
, LA 70119

(504) 482-2111
Published in from July 1 to July 5, 2017