Elise Martha Samrow

October 31, 1922 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 97)


Elise T. Samrow passed away peacefully at 2:40 am at her home surrounded by family on Thursday, July 31, 2020 at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Frank P. Samrow. Loving mother of Frank Samrow (Janice), Jean Boleware (Melvin) and Rita Camaille (late Leonard). Daughter of the late Mathieu Tamor and Florence Schulz Tamor. Sister of Ronald "Ronnie" Tamor (Linda) and Lucille "Minnie" Guerra and the late Richard Tamor, Inez Serpas, Walter Tamor, Theresa "Tessie" Stanley, Josephine "Billie" Haynes, Sebastian "Bappy" Tamor, Raymond Tamor and Louise Blocker. Sister-in-Law of Lettie Tamor (late Bappy). Proud grandmother of Donna Teachworth (Doug), Toni Atwell, Troy Atwell, David Atwell, Terrie Arabie (Tommy), Angela Camaille (Joseph) and the late Daniel Samrow. Also survived by six great grandchildren, one great-great grandson and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends as well as two Step-Daughters, Julie Meresicky and Penny Serpas (and families) . Elise was born on October 31, 1922 and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish. She loved sewing, cooking, and baking for her family and friends. She also enjoyed being outdoors and gardening. She treasured spending time with her family and friends. She will be forever remembered and deeply missed by all who knew her. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of Canon Hospice and to her granddaughter, Troy, who helped during these past months by being by her side during this time of need. Relatives and friends are invited to share one last cup of coffee in honor of Elise at Delacroix Hope Baptist Church, located at 1932 Bayou Road, St. Bernard on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery at 5200 Canal Blvd New Orleans at 1 PM.


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