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Mary D. Genco

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Mary D. Genco
McKneely Funeral Home

Mary D. Genco officially received her angel wings at her death on February 24, 2018 but she earned them in her many years of delivery care and comfort to her patients as a nurse. Mary was born on December 8, 1952 in New Orleans to Frank and Claire duTreil. She was an LPN for many years and was Dr. Charles “Bo” Alford’s labor and delivery nurse for many years. She proudly became a Registered Nurse in 1995 and was the first teacher of the Tangipahoa Parish School System’s first CNA program at Amite High School in 1996. She became a school nurse in 1998 and during Hurricane Katrina volunteered at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. She eventually became one of the Weekend Supervisors there also. Mary was a dedicated nurse who offered a great deal of care and comfort to her patients. No person was too poor, too old, too young, or too sick to receive her unrelenting compassion and care. Mary is survived by her husband, Charles V. Genco; her three children, Christy Lyn Morgan (Joel), Paul C. Genco, II (Megan), and Charly Lyn Genco (Nick); her precious grandchildren, Sophia JoAnn Morgan and Gunnar Cole Morgan; and her sister, Christina Davidson. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Claire duTreil. Mary died at Tangi Pines Nursing Center due to complications of Alzheimer’s surrounded by her family and was attended by many of the people who worked for her there many years earlier. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Louisiana Alzheimer’s Association, 3445 N. Causeway, Suite 902, Metairie, LA 70002. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall, Amite, from 8:30AM until 11:30AM on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12:00 Noon at St. Helena Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite.