In memory of
Mary Clare Eckenbrecht Brewster
Mary Clare Eckenbrecht Brewster, a native of New Orleans, LA, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife, passed into eternal rest in Fort Myers, FL on Monday, November 16, 2020 after a brief and valiant fight with the COVID-19 virus. She was 93. She was incredibly loved by her 8 children, 20 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, with an additional great-grandchild arriving any day. Mary Clare Brewster was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Eckenbrecht Jr, her husband, Albert J. Brewster, son David E. Brewster, brother William E. Eckenbrecht III, sister Patricia Eckenbrecht Meunier, and son-in-law Mark V. Ulasiewicz. Mary Clare was known for her kind smile, her ability to light up any room she was in, and her infectious laugh that she shared with anyone and everyone. She had a knack for connecting with people from all walks of life and making everyone she encountered feel special. Simply put, Mary Clare was a New Orleans lady at heart, and to know her was to love her. Her greatest joys in life came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who made her very proud. As the Matriarch of our family she anchored all of us. But she also shared her love, guidance and support to anyone she met. Mary Clare was our rock. She was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to the New Orleans Saints, Tulane Green Wave, the LSU Fighting Tigers, and her beloved San Antonio Spurs. She is survived by her children: Robert J. Brewster, (wife Alejandra, daughters Jacqueline Brewster Guidry (husband Robbie), Stephanie Brewster Clement (husband Craig) and Deborah A. Brewster); Alison Brewster Munchrath (husband Gregory, son Eric Munchrath (wife Candice, sons Tyler and Austin); and daughter Kate Munchrath); Marian Brewster Ulasiewicz (daughters Samantha Ulasiewicz Calegan (husband Gerrad); Kimberly Ulasiewicz Boudreaux (husband Taylor) and Mary Clare Ulasiewicz); Albert J. Brewster Jr, (wife Janel, Daughters: Jessica (daughter Ella), Rebecca Brewster Altom (husband Dustin) and son Tyler Brewster); William E. Brewster (wife Julie, son Jonathan (wife Gillian, sons Beau and Liam) Benjamin and daughter Nikki); John F. Brewster (wife Amy, sons: Colin, Sean and Dylan, daughter Jenna); Eric L. Brewster (wife Sally, son Hayden and daughter Heidi) and several nieces and nephews. A private celebration of her life will be held in New Orleans at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you contribute to your favorite charity in her honor.
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