On June 27, 2020, Marie Tesvich Franks passed away peacefully at the age of 86. She was born June 30, 1933 to the late Angela “Babu” Lavolpicella Tesvich and John S. Tesvich. Devoted wife to the late Zvonko T. Franks. Loving mother of Michael J. Franks and Jonette A. Franks. Cherished sister of the late Helen T. Skansi (Nick). Preceded in death by grandchildren Joseph V. Franks and Michael J. Franks, Jr. Marie leaves behind two grandchildren, Emily A. Hays (Brandon) and Matthew D. Franks; six great grandchildren; Claire, Nikolai, Audrey, Levi Franks, and Sawyer and Charlotte Hays to cherish her memory. She is also survived by two nephews Nick A. Skansi (Sybil) and David J. Skansi (Anne-Marie) and one niece, Lisa M. Pharis ( George) as well as other family members who will sadly miss her. A special note of gratitude to her friend, Madeline Sarbeck, who filled countless years of Mom’s life with love and kindness. And a sincere thank you to all the “angels” of St. Anthony’s Gardens for their loving support; comfort and care. “
“Due to the current restriction in Orleans Parish, attendees are required to practice social distancing and wear face coverings at the funeral home. The family is grateful for your understanding and compassion.”
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am and continue until Mass time. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery #3.
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