Genevieve Zaunbrecher

CROWLEY – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 23, 2009 at 2 p.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church, Roberts Cove for Genevieve Parrino Zaunbrecher, 78, who died Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at American Legion Hospital in Crowley.

Mrs. Zaunbrecher was a native of Cheneyville and a resident of Roberts Cove for fifty-three years. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and the Ladies Altar Society.

She enjoyed her grandchildren, cooking, fishing and playing dominos. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed.

Fr. Richard Wagner, Pastor of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, will officiate for the services.

The family requested visiting hours Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A rosary was recited Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home by Sr. Justina Baker.

Burial will be in St. Leo Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Vincent Zaunbrecher of Roberts Cove; two daughters, Debra Z. Forte and her husband Tom of Texarkana, AR, Stephanie Z. Vice and her husband Rusty of Roberts Cove; four sons, Gregory Zaunbrecher of Roberts Cove, Vincent Zaunbrecher, Jr. and his wife Tracey of Roberts Cove, Patrick Zaunbrecher and his wife Kelli of Roberts Cove, Mark Zaunbrecher and his wife Milissa of Roberts Cove; five sisters, Mary Cerami of Virginia, Josie Biggs of Virginia, Mamie Parrino of Baton Rouge, Rose Thorne of Arizona and Sarah Moran of Baton Rouge; fourteen grandchildren, Chris Tassin, Kyle Zaunbrecher and his wife Amber, Shane Zaunbrecher, Blanche Z. Hernandez and her husband Kenneth, Valerie Z. Cary and her husband Blake, Jeron Abshire, Catherine Zaunbrecher, Victoria Zaunbrecher, Christine Zaunbrecher, Alan Zaunbrecher, Madelyn Zaunbrecher, Jacob Vice, William Vice and Nikolaus Vice; two great-grandchild, Hayden Hernandez and Cooper Cary.

Mrs. Zaunbrecher was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Annie C. Parrino; four sisters, Anne Henderson, Lucille Hudson, Nena Sciortino and Lena Adams.

The pallbearers will be Gregory Zaunbrecher, Vincent Zaunbrecher, Jr., Patrick Zaunbrecher, Mark Zaunbrecher, Tom Forte, and Rusty Vice. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Zaunbrecher, Chris Tassin and Jeron Abshire.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley.

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