Lillian June Cassard went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at the age of 92 surrounded by the love of her family.
She was born in New Orleans, LA, and fully enjoyed her whole life here.
She is the beloved daughter of the late Percy Nathan and the late Lillian Lear Ludlow Nathan. Wife of the late John Ernest Cassard. June had 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Later in life, she was known as ""Nana'' to all. Mother of Suzanne Marie Cassard Wiseman, Lillian Helene Cassard Morse and her husband Richard, and Corinne Lizette Cassard Rico and her husband Julio. Grandmother of Christopher Wiseman and his wife Pamela, Craig Patrick Wiseman and his wife Melissa, Kevin Patrick Wiseman and his wife Martine, Richard Cenas Morse III, Stephen Bradley Rico and his wife Julie, Jonathan Brett Rico, Meghan Helene Morse LaFlair and her husband Alex, Ashley Nicole Rico and the late Michael Brett Rico. Great Grandmother of Gabriel Joseph Wiseman, Aaron Jackson Wiseman, Benjamin Patrick Wiseman, Matthew Corey Wiseman, Rachel Jolie Wiseman, Christopher Eli Wiseman, Joshua Brandon Rico, Nathan John Jude Wiseman, Gabriela Nicole Rico, and Milan Peytra LaFlair.
June also cherished the love of her cousins, nieces, and nephews and in-laws dearly. She loved many staff members at Poydras Home.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Monday, July 23, 2007 from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe, the international Shrine of St. Jude on Rampart Street. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Poydras Home, 5354 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70115.
We all learned from Nana the profound good that can come from a kind voice, a carefully cooked meal, an evening cocktail, or a friendly game of cards. Nana lived gently, with an attention to detail and to the needs of other people that is rare. She went on the Lord in the same way she lived: simply, peacefully, and surrounded by people who loved her. We ask all who knew her to carry on the unique qualities that June shared with us-the best of what it means to be a New Orleanian and a human being. When you find yourself being unexpectedly kind or cooking an especially good gumbo or pot roast, fully enjoy the moment with those you love. "Try a taste. I've been cooking it so long I can't taste it anymore.''
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Published in The Times-Picayune on 7/22/2007.
Craig Wiseman July 18th, 2007 12:00:00 PM