Mary Louise (Nastase) Brandt

Born: Wed., Jun. 4, 1919
Died: Tue., Mar. 10, 2015


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 15, 2015
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Mar. 15, 2015
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Mary Louise Nastase “Marie” Brandt, age 95, native of New Orleans, La until 2005 when she moved to Georgia died March 10, 2015 at Boswell Parker Health & Rehabilitation in Greensboro, GA.  She was born on June 4, 1919, in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Joseph Liborio Nastase and Lena Tortorich Nastase.  She was a graduate of  McDonough High School.  She married Joseph Emile Brandt whom she was married to for 41 years till he died in 1982.  Once she raised her family she obtain work and was the Manager of the service and policy department in New Orleans for Sears for 25 years until her retirement in 1981. She belonged to the American Legion for many years and enjoyed singing in a coral group, one that she organized and sang in until she was  85 she would go sing for the elderly in nursing homes, she loved to dance and enjoyed life to the fullest... Marie was a  lifelong Catholic and a member of St. Mathews Catholic Church where she lived in Harahan, LA until 2005 at which time she moved to Willow Run Retirement Home in Greensboro, GA to be near her daughter and her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lena Nastase, and all of her siblings, Cecile Nastase, Joseph Nastase and Anna Nastase.  She leaves behind her son David E. Brandt of Hammond, LA and a daughter, Brenda Brandt Saltamacchio Married to Ray Saltamacchio of Lake Oconee, Eatonton,Ga; five grandchildren, Debra Brandt, Pete Freeman (Leanne), Dawn Nesmith (Danny), Stacy Hembree (Brian) and Angela Romero (Jose); and a step Grandson,  Ryan Saltamacchio (Heather); thirteen great grandchildren, Lacey, Sarah, Elizabeth, McClain, Brandt, Madison, Christopher, Noah, Avery, Tyler ,Taylor, Makaya, Lauren and six great great grandchildren,  Britton, Sarah, Brandt, Isabella, Aubriy, Landon and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held, Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Michael Wells officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Metairie, LA. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Your Mom was such a lovely lady. I enjoyed taking her communion on Sunday's. She was always so appreciative, and receiving the body of Christ so important to her. Her humor when she was feeling good was always a bright spot in my day. May she rest in beautiful peace. Darlene

Joyce Wells
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Brenda, I am so sorry about your Mom, I know you will miss her. My prayers are with you and your family.


Terry &Paul Sita
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Brenda, We are so sorry you have lost your lovely mama. I know she is smiling on you from above. We send our prayers and condolences.

Kathleen Walker-Pinney
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Kathy Pinney .

My deepest sympathy. Kathy Pinney

Kathy Pinney
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
I have such sweet memories with Mrs.Brandt when we lived in New Orleans. She was such a dear friend to me. I enjoyed her company so much! She loved Piccadilly and we enjoyed many a meal there together! Praying for you Brenda and your family.

Boswell Parker Health & Rehab Center
   Posted Fri March 13, 2015
She will be missed by all Residents and Staff here at Boswell Parker!
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.

Judy Hodnett
   Posted Sat March 14, 2015
Brenda Im sorry to hear about Mrs. Mary. She was a special lady. I remember the first time you brought her to see Willow Run. She was not very interested and probably set a world record for the fastest tour of a facility with you and I running behind her. She came tho and we were bless to have known her and loved her. She even became godmother to two donkeys after she held one on the bus a few hrs. after it was born. You were always there for her and she loved you very much.

Jennifer Rinard
   Posted Sat March 14, 2015
Brenda, You know how sorry we are for your loss... as my family lost our mother last year. Both great people... I'm so glad I finally got to meet your Mom. What a wonderful character... Of course, it's obvious where you get your spunk from. Our Mom's are in the best place - not suffering anymore. May comfort fill your days to come knowing that we and so many others love you and Mr, Ray so much.
Jennifer Rinard and Davis Family