Obituary of Jane G. Fry
Jane G. Fry of Slidell, Louisiana died at home peacefully surrounded by immense love on Sunday, December 16, 2019. She was 87 years old. Jane was the beloved wife of the late John “Jack” R. Fry Sr. for forty-nine years and the mother of five children John R. Fry Jr. (Ann), the late Thomas R. Fry (Lyn), Christopher M. Fry (Cheri’), Jane “Puddy” Fry Robinson (Jim), and Anne “Annie” Fry Verzwyvelt (the late Gary P. Verzwyvelt). She was treasured and called “Naney” by fourteen grandchildren: Trey Fry(Sidney), Jillian Fry, Kacie Fry, Tommy Fry, Maggie Fry, the late Camille Fry, Cecile Fry, James Robinson, Sarah Robinson, Helen Robinson, Hope Robinson, Kate Messer (David), John Paul Verzwyvelt, and Eric Verzwyvelt. She was also great-grandmother to Jack Fry, Carlyle Fry, Margot Fry, and Lily Anne Messer.
Jane was the daughter of the late Richard Gallardo and the late Virginia Hanna and sister of Wilfred “Billy” Gallardo (Patsy) and the late Richard “Sonny” Gallardo (Kathleen). Jane was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After marrying Jack, they lived in Hammond, Baton Rouge, and Denham Springs, Louisiana, which she still referred to as home. In recent years, she lived in Covington and Slidell with her daughters.
Jane’s mission in life was to keep the home fires burning. She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She made being a homemaker an art by cooking delicious meals, decorating the home to be a most comfortable place for all, and graciously welcoming anyone who walked through the front door. Jane had the amazing gift of forming long lasting friendships throughout her life due to her excellent listening, counseling, and consoling skills. She was a true inspiration to so many who knew her, due to her devotion to family, endless generosity, and her deep faith.
Sewing was one of Jane’s extraordinary talents that developed at a very early age and continued throughout her life. One of her favorite spots to be was sitting at her sewing machine creating clothes, costumes and curtains for those she loved; while inviting anyone who stopped by, to sit and visit with her while she sewed. She always took time to listen. She turned her love of sewing into a successful business, Jane Fry Originals, designing beautiful creations for her clients.
Another passion of hers was her deep devotion to the Blessed Mother, whom she considered her confidant and dear friend. Her Catholic faith and love of Christ was a testament to all who knew her. Her work for the Church included the prayer blanket ministry, RCIA, Ladies Alter Society, working with unwed mothers, and many years of being a Catechist.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denham Springs, Louisiana on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park in Denham Springs. Donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital preferred in lieu of flowers. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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