On Thursday, May 7, 2015, friends and family are invited to a memorial celebrating the life of Patricia McDonald Fowler. It will be held at the Aunt Sally’s Praline Shop located at 750 St. Charles Ave. from 5-7PM.
Pat spent a large portion of her life tirelessly working to keep Aunt Sally’s on track to continue to be a purveyor of all things New Orleans. She ran the French Quarter store for many years, acted as a creative director and recently, she committed countless hours helping with the historic renovation of the St. Charles building.
So, along with so many beautiful legacies that she left for the world, it is only fitting that we celebrate her life from this location that she helped to create. There will be art. There will be music. There will be dancing. There will be fun and interesting stories told and her spirit will run wild through our memories and love for her.
April 26, 2015
My Aunt Pat passed away this morning in her home peacefully with loved ones by her side. She was absolutely determined to make it to another Jazz Fest after courageously beating all odds the last couple years and was able to hear the opening day from her window. Words cannot describe how much love she had for our neighborhood. She helped to create our association and fought many times throughout the years to make it the gem that it is today. She was an incredible artist, New Orleans historian, businesswoman, cook, and all around wonderful person. I will miss her greatly and will be forever grateful for the interesting and amazing facets of NOLA culture that she introduced me to at a very early age. For those of you who knew her, there is no doubt that she would propose that the best thing to do at times like these is to hit the Fest and celebrate life. Hers was one definitely worth celebrating! So, please have a wonderful day and keep her and our family in your thoughts and prayers.
I know how much she loved this neighborhood and she gave so much. The neighborhood is what it is due to neighbors such as Pat. I know memories of her will sustain her family and friends in this time of loss.
My deepest sympathy,
We are so sad to hear of Pat’s passing. Her love for this neighborhood inspired so many of us to appreciate, improve and continue to preserve it. She was unselfishly generous with her time, her talents and her heart. Her legacy will surely live on among the tranquil and celebratory treasures and moments we all cherish in Faubourg St. John.
We are very grateful and proud to have known and loved Pat McDonald Fowler,