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Mary Rose Licciardi Sperier

Mary Rose Licciardi Sperier passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Edward Sperier Sr. for 54 years. Loving mother of Karen Sperier Decker Perez (Hector), Edward Sperier Jr. (Monica), Catherine Sperier McCollum and the late Virginia Ann Sperier. Daughter of the late Bartolo “Walter” Licciardi and Rosina Pittari Licciardi. Sister of the late Agatha Licciardi Najolia (Anthony “Tony”). Proud grandmother of Kenny Decker Jr., George Michael McCollum Jr., Matthew Perez and Stephanie Perez Webb (Justin). Also survived and fondly remembered by her niece Robin Smith and great niece Angel Smith. Mary Rose was strong in her faith and a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church since 1956. She was an employee of USDA National Finance Center and retired in November 1990 after many years of dedicated service. She will be forever remembered and deeply missed by her family, friends and all of those whose lives she touched. Special thanks to the caregivers who assisted with the care for Mary Rose the past five years. Relatives and friends attended a visitation and funeral mass at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Thursday, August 1, 2019. She was laid to rest in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA. In lieu of flowers Masses preferred in memory of Mary Rose Licciardi Sperier. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit

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