Mary Shaughnessy Straub
November 19, 1933  -  February 8, 2018

Mary Shaughnessy Straub

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, February 9, 2018
10:00a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
2125 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Thursday, February 15, 2018
12:00 p.m.
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Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas – A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Shaughnessy Straub will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, in the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Opelousas. Reverend Msgr. Keith DeRouen will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery in Opelousas.

Mary, age 84, was a native of Chicago, Illinois, longtime resident of Denver, Colorado, before moving to Opelousas, LA. She passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Opelousas General Medical Center.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and word search puzzles. She also was a talented homemaker and did knitting and crocheting. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by five sons, Michael Straub and wife, Katherine of Murphy, North Carolina; Walter Straub of Opelousas; James Straub and wife, Debbie of Arlington, Texas; Matthew Straub of Opelousas; and Joseph Straub and wife, Jenn of Littleton, Colorado; four daughters, Barbara McCoin and husband, Joel of Eads, Colorado; Lynn McAdam and husband, John of Land O' Lakes, Florida; Catherine Driscoll and husband, Richard of Ft. Collins, Colorado; and Claudia Kelly and husband, Rick of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother, Robert Shaughnessy and wife, of Nashville, Tennessee; 9 grandchildren and1 great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Straub; her parents, James Shaughnessy and Mary Miller Shaughnessy; brother, James Shaughnessy; and sister, Barbara Ann Norris.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Diana Payne
    , LA

    I would like to send my condolences to the Straub Family upon reading about your recent loss! I hope that this message of comfort and hope helps your family take refuge in prayer at Psalms 57: 1, and know that your loved one is alive in gods memory. At Luke 20:37,38 may the God of comfort, comfort you at this time. God has made the loving provision for a resurrection, so that you can see, Mrs Straub again and such hope Jesus told us about is found at John 5:28-29. Once again, I'm sorry for your loss!

  2. Mary J Cline
    Mulberry Grove, IL

    Even though I didn’t know Ms.Mary very well, in my heart I feel I have lost a precious friend. A very dear woman she was. My deepest condolences to her son, Walter, and her other family members and also to Ellie, who was so dear to Ms. Mary. God bless you all.

  3. Carolyn Jean
    Grand Coteau, LA

  4. Regina Harris and Janet Hutchinson
    Aurora, CO

    Even though I only met her a few times over these many years, she was a wonderful woman and a great Mom to all of you. With heartfelt sympathy and prayers to your entire family.
    All our love.

  5. Maryann Dwyer
    Longmont, CO

    Such a beautiful loving caring lady. She will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched, Rest in peace, sweet Mary.

  6. shane dees
    longmont, CO

    It is with great heartfelt sadness that we say goodbye to Mary. Her generosity and love knew no bounds as she always put others before herself. We're so blessed to have known her. Our sincere condolences to the Straub Family.

    Shane & Alexander Dees

  7. Douglas Amos
    Missoula, MT

    Was such a nice lady.. Knitted me the only items I have ever had home made in my Life!

  8. Geraldine & Vincent Jones
    Sunset, LA

    I'm going to miss Mary. She was such a sweetheart. I will miss all the visits from you at Thensted You Were always so welcoming and did so much for us. We will always Love You

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