|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1952|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 2009|
Mulhearn Funeral Home
Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Catherine Clark Marsala, 56, of Monroe will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Father Mark Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Theresa Marsala was born August 5, 1952 to the parents of Robert and Mary Clark in Oklahoma as the third of five children. She died February 21, 2009 at the age of 56. She moved with her family to Monroe in 1965, where she lived the remainder of her life. She graduated from St. Frederick High School and held two degrees from ULM, School of Nursing and a Master's in Family Therapy. She met Tommy Marsala in high school and they married in 1974 beginning a family of four children.
She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Earl Clark, Sr., her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Josephine and Charles Marsala, Sr.
She is survived by her devoted husband of thirty-four years, Tommy Marsala; her four children and their families: Tommy Marsala, Jr. and wife Kym, Leslie Trahan and husband Andy, Robert Marsala and Catherine Marsala, all of Monroe. Theresa cherished her four grandchildren who brought much love and joy to Theresa and Tommy: Thomas and Julie Marsala, and Marsala and Andrew Trahan. She is survived by her mother, Mary Clark. Her surviving siblings include: Robert Earl Clark, Jr. and wife Veronica of Illinois, James Richard Clark and wife Linda of Tennessee, Debbie Clark Gilbert of Monroe, and Donald Lee Clark and wife Linda of Downsville. She leaves behind numerous relatives and friends....all who will cherish her presence in their lives.
Theresa was a highly respected professional in the community, serving her healthcare profession, community, and church. She and her family were long standing members of Jesus Good Shepherd Church and remained supporters of St. Frederick High School, where she, her husband and her children attended. She was employed by St. Francis Medical Center for over thirty years, where she served as the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services for over fifteen years. In recent years, Theresa was the Administrator of the Louisiana Extended Care Hospital in West Monroe being employed by the Louisiana Healthcare Group.
She was a Fellow of Distinction with the American College of Healthcare Executives, a long time member of the Louisiana Hospital Association and was currently serving as the President of the N.E. District of LHA. She had held both board and officer roles with the Louisiana Organization of Nursing Executives. She was active in C.A.B.L.E. (Communities Acting to Benefit Louisiana's Elderly), serving multiple board terms and she was the current President of the Cancer Foundation League.
Theresa was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to many, giving selflessly to those she loved. She was a blessing in the life of all who knew her and she leaves many happy memories and blessings of her presence among us.
Pallbearers will be Damon Marsala, Justin Kittrell, Matthew Long, Michael Motsinger, Robert Clark III, and David Gilbert.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a Vigil Wake at 6:00 PM Monday, February 23, 2009 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.
The family requests memorials to be made to the Cancer Foundation League and the American Heart Association.
Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneral home.com
Originally published February 23, 2009.
Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: JR
Record added: Feb 23, 2009
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