Sara A. StainesMarch 14, 1923 ~ August 26, 2017 (age 94)
Sara Ayuso Staines passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucilo P. Ayuso and Sara Muñoz Ayuso, brother Oscar Ayuso, and sister, Ester Torres. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Teodosio T. Staines, brother, Lucilo G. Ayuso, daughter, Sara M. Coleman (Roger), and sons Anthony J. Staines (Denise) and Michael J. Staines (Kim). Grandmother of Sean Collum (Tammy), Philip, Mark, David, Michael John (Jennifer), Sarah Staines and Danielle Hinton (Daniel). Great Grandmother of Avery, Addelyn, Kaitlyn and Kennedy Hinton, Beckett Staines and Makaya and Kaydon Collum.
A native of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, she moved to New Orleans in 1960. She was employed as a legal secretary with Phelps Dunbar law firm until her retirement in 1972. She was a long time parishioner of St. Ann Church & Shrine where she assisted in adoration weekly for many years, so much so that one of the deacons called her Saint Sara. She was also a member of the Belize Association of Louisiana. She will be deeply missed by her family, relatives and friends, especially her many Belize friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Ann Church & Shrine, 3601 Transcontinental Dr., Metairie, Louisiana, on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with Mass to follow. Interment will follow at Greenwood Mausoleum, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, La. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Ann Shrine. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com