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“So sorry to hear of your loss. She definitely lived a full life. Prayers! ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Theresa Sparacello Bell - MS

“To the entire Schillace family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at the passing of Ms Mary. I have many found memories of days growing up...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Frank Collura - Greensburg, LA

“My deepest sympathies for your loss. I remember decorating the CSB float at her house on Club Deluxe-many moons ago. Thinking of you Linda and family. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy Watts Munch - Ponchatoula, LA

“I'm so sorry for yalls lost she's in heaven now may God bless y'all again sorry for the lost I pray that y'all will get threw this ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Ariel Austin - Slidell, LA

“So sorry Linda for your family's loss. My prayers are with you. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Robin Dettwiller - Ponchatoula, LA

“Our thought and prayers are with each of you. May God comfort and Bless you with his peace and love during this most difficult time!! ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: JoEllen & Tommy Marten - Hammond, LA

“We are so to hear of Mrs. Mary's passing. All are in our prayer. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Milton and Bonnie Watson Brecheen - TN

“Stacie ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Stacie Nuccio - Ponchatoula, LA

“Mawmaw Mary touched many lives & will be missed by her family & friends. May God comfort & bless your family during this difficult time. We love all...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Denise Lee - Hammond, LA - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“So Very Sorry for your loss. May God be with your family,extended family & friends through this rough time in your lives. I had the honor getting to...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Stacie Crain - Ponchatoula, LA

“My Heart is broken beyond words.... There are not enough words in the dictionary to explain the hurt in my heart.... RIP.... Mother Mary, I hope you...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: sharon schillace - hammond, LA

“Ronnie and sisters, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was one sweet lady. May God wrap her in his loving arms. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sal and Jo Ann Prescia - Hammond, LA

“Linda Owens is an amazing and faith filled person. I have been blessed to have her as a coworker and as a friend. I pray for her and her family...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Shanna DeMarco - Hammond, LA

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Mary Theresa Ferrante Schillace went to her heavenly home on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 84. She was born on Wednesday, May 3, 1933 to the late Sam and Olympia Ferrante in Tickfaw, Louisiana.

Her passion was to cook for everyone. She was well known to the Hammond Firefighters as she was a proud wife to Joe, mother to Ronnie, grandmother to Shawn and great grandmother to Jordan both firefighters at Hammond & Natalbany Fire Depts., as well as great grandmother to Trey a Junior firefighter at Natalbany Fire Dept. She continued being devoted to Saint Joseph by preparing the symbolic breads, Italian cookies, fried vegetables, and homemade spaghetti gravy for Holy Ghost Catholic School Fourth Grade Saint Joseph Altar. She also enjoyed playing Pokeno once a month with her Pokeno group.
She was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Albert the Great #2050, and Knights of Columbus Council #2952 - Ladies Auxiliary.

Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph A. Schillace; her parents, Sam and Olympia Ferrante; and three brothers Louis, Joseph, and Sam Ferrante.

She is survived by her loving family: her son: Ronnie Schillace (Carol Hebert), and daughters, Dolores "Dee" Schillace Stewart, Linda Schillace Owens (Kenneth), and Patricia "Pat" "Tricia" Schillace; sisters: Virginia Bates (Joe) and Annie Lloyd (Dennis Greer); grandchildren, Shawn Schillace (Tracie), Lisa Schillace McMillion (Brian), Travis and Tyler Owens, and Britney Stewart; great-grandchildren: Jordan Schillace (Kirsten McLaughlin), Trey Schillace, and Gracie and Layla McMillion; great great grandchild: Brooklyn Schillace; step grandchildren, Keri Dapprich (Chris) and Jason Hendrix; step great grandchildren, Kaylee Hendrix, Krislyn Dapprich, Caden Dapprich, and Cathen Dapprich; a special Godchild, Sharon Schillace; and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the staff of Richard Murphy Hospice Home for their compassionate care.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 601 North Oak Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held at church from 7:45 am until 11:00 am.

Interment will follow in Rose Memorial Park Cemetery, Hammond, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, 1109 S Chestnut St, Hammond, LA 70403, in memory of Mary Schillace.

Services entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes of Hammond and Ponchatoula, Louisiana. To view and sign the family guest book, please visit