Florine Alice Blouin of New Orleans died on April 2, 2020, after 88 years of trailblazing and community service. She attended Sacred Heart High School, Soule', and LSU, earning both a Bachelor's and Master’s in chemistry. She later attended the University of Akron, earning a PhD in Polymer ResearchC. Through her career at USDA Southern Regional Research, she jointly published over 40 studies. After retirement, she went on to earn an additional Bachelor’s in Computer Science. She was an active and beloved member of Mater Dolorosa Church and the Catholic Daughter’s of the Americas. She fought to protect the things she loved, including the Carrollton Neighborhood of New Orleans through frequent civic engagement and leadership. Her greatest joys were her family, friends, cats, and dogs, learning new technology, working on useful projects, playing computer games, and defeating Bowser in Super Mario Bros. To the astonishment of those who knew her, she always managed to maintain an immaculately tidy house, an abundantly generous spirit, an insatiably eager intellect, and a breadbox filled with candy. She was a woman ahead of her time, who was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.
She is pre-ceded in death by her parents Michel T. Blouin and Augusta (L. Flanagan) Blouin, and her brother, Michel T. Blouin (Jr.); and survived by her sister: Mary (C. Blouin) Callac; 6 nieces and nephews, 10 great-nieces and –nephews, and 6 great-great nieces and –nephews, and many extended family and friends- the Magee family, the Crain family, and the Donahoe family.
Special thanks to Poydras home for the care and attention given that brought her joy during her stay.
Due to current circumstances, a memorial service will be held at a later date and another notice will be published. Burial will be private. Please consider donations to the Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO), or the charity of your choice in her memory.
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