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Kate Sulenta Pobrica

November 11, 1939 ~ October 15, 2020 (age 80)

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Kate Sulenta Pobrica (November 11, 1939 - October 15, 2020)

Kate Sulenta Pobrica was called home by our heavenly father to be reunited with her beloved husband, Andrew Lawrence Pobrica, who passed away just 6 months and 4 days earlier. Kate, a loving and devoted wife for 65 years, missed him dearly! She was also a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who departed peacefully at home on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the age of 80. She was born in the beautiful seaside village of Drasnice in Croatia on November 11, 1939, and came to the United States after she was married. She was a life-long resident of Buras in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. She attended Buras High School for a while so she could learn the English language. Kate was an avid gardener and her specialty was growing delicate violets. For several years, she was invited to Buras Elementary as a special guest during science class to show 3rd graders how to grow and take care of plants. The students enjoyed Ms. Kate’s hands-on presentations with live flowers, herbs, and plants. Kate was a homemaker who did everything to perfection, whether it was sewing costumes for her kids or making her famous pralines or pecan pie. She canned home grown fruit and vegetables, and was a beekeeper with her husband. They loved sharing their honey and oranges from their grove with family and friends. She encouraged and supported her children to participate in school activities and chaperoned for many events including walking miles with the D.H.A. band for the Rex Parade on Mardi Gras Day. After her children were grown, she joined the Buras YMCA and participated in the step aerobics class and later learned to oil paint under the instruction of Mrs. Holly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ante and Danica Sulenta, her husband, Andrew Lawrence Pobrica, and brother, Grgo Sulenta (Pobjeda). She was the beloved mother of Andrew Pobrica, Jr. (Linda), Jane Pobrica Tesvich (John), and Donna Pobrica; loving Grandmother of Andrea Tesvich Murina (Kristian), Ante Tesvich (Sarah), Marian Tesvich Rogers (Eric), Linaka Norman, Andrew Pobrica, III, and Joseph Pobrica; great-grandmother to Noah, Luka, and Mateo Murina, Julian Rogers, and Stella Ray Tesvich; sister-in-law to Christina P. Karakozoff (Paul,deceased) and the late John Pobrica. She is also survived by her Aunt Sofije Cibilich; nephew, Ante Sulenta (Marijana) and family; niece, Tea Vela (Matko) and family; niece, Danijela Katavic (Dalibor) and family; and nephew, Alex Karakozoff and family; along with many other relatives in Croatia and New Zealand. A special heartfelt thank you to Maria Delacruz, our angel, for her compassion and patience when caring for Kate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 10:00 am-12:00 noon at JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. The Memorial Mass will be held at 12:15 pm in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel. Condolences may be left at www.schoenfh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Croatian American Society, P.O. Box 367, Belle Chasse, LA 70037. “Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions attendance is limited. Everyone attending must wear face coverings and practice social distancing. The family thanks you for your cooperation.”

 


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
October 21, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

Service
Wednesday
October 21, 2020

12:15 PM
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

Cemetery

Hope Mausoleum
4841 Canal St.
NEW ORLEANS, LA

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