In memory of
Mary Ellen (de la Houssaye) Baron
Mary Ellen de la Houssaye Baron, beloved wife for 60 years of David Hyland Baron, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Saturday, August 3, 2019. She is survived by her children: David Hyland Baron, Jr. (Alicia), Mary Ellen "Pie" Baron Pou, (Michael) and John Douglas Baron; and her beloved grandchildren: Brooks Hyland Baron, David Hyland "Beau" Baron III, Ashley Elizabeth Pou and Michael Baron Pou. "Nuddy", as she was affectionately called, cherished every minute spent with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was the sister of Hanton de la Houssaye Agnew and the late Frank Julien de la Houssaye, Jr., and was preceded in death by her parents Frank Julien de la Houssaye and Elizabeth Hanton Douglas de la Houssaye. Nuddy is also survived by a niece and several nephews. Born on Friday, November 13, 1936 in New Orleans, Nuddy always believed her birth date was her lucky charm. She graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in 1954 and from Newcomb College in 1958 with a BA in History, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. After college she became a member of the Junior League of New Orleans. With a friend, Nuddy started a business called Instant Heirlooms, designing and crafting hand-cut wooden ornaments. She also worked at the Academy of the Sacred Heart and several specialty shops owned by friends. A loving heart and a listening ear were two characteristics of Nuddy, which were appreciated by her many friends. She was a devout Catholic and enjoyed spending time at the Holy Name of Jesus Adoration Chapel and the Father Seelos Center. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass held at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Words of Remembrance at 11:45 a.m. followed by the Mass. A private interment will take place at Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 4521 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115 or the National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, 2030 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA. 70130.
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