Mary Saling Corley joined her loved ones in Heaven on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the age of 88. Preceded in death by her husband Bradley Daniel Corley, daughter Joycelyn Corley, great-granddaughter Artemis June Hite, and brothers George Saling and Eugene Saling. Daughter of the late Mary Lovoi Saling and George Andrew Saling, Jr. Much-loved mother of Carolyn Corley Lane and Catherine Corley Devane. Grandmother of Jennifer Brubaker Favalora and Cherilyn Westcott Hite (Kelsey). Great-grandmother of Evan Bradley Favalora, Freyja Briana Hite and Cedar Lake Hite. Godmother to Brett Sosa, Donna Saling Autin, and the late Melanie Saling. “Vanilla Mama” to cherished friend Dianne Lewis.
“Maru” was born in 1929 and was a native and resident of New Orleans, Louisiana until 1960 when she moved to Chalmette. After Hurricane Katrina she became a resident of Metairie. She enjoyed crocheting and playing the piano, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her family.
Special thanks to St. Anthony’s Nursing Home and Passages Hospice for their outstanding care and kindness.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Catholic Memorial Service at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124 on Monday, April 2, 2018. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by Mass at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at a later date in Glenmora, Louisiana.