Maryanne French, 58, passed away Sunday January 7th, 2024 at her beloved daughter’s home in Virginia Beach, Virginia surrounded by her loving family after her 9 year battle with brain cancer.
Maryanne was born June 29, 1965 to Andrew and Mary Sebastian (Imre) In Elyria Ohio where she spent most of her life. Maryanne was an Elyria West Graduate class of 83, then went on to graduate from LCCC with her LPN, and was also named The Hungarian International princess.
Maryanne spent most of her life as a caregiver to so many people. She worked with elderly people and also spent many years at Murray Ridge and the Elyria Schools where her passion was working with special needs children. Maryanne was also a Girl Scout troop 37 leader for many years with her daughter as well.
Maryanne Loved her children, Grandchildren, her husband Max of 38 years, Her dogs, and many family and friends. Maryanne, was a former member of Magyar UCC in Elyria where she enjoyed making noodles and baking with all the elders and helping serve the many Hungarian dinners. She then became a member of The House of Praise in Lorain, Ohio, where she impacted so many lives with her Cancer testimony and journey. Maryanne loved life, but loved the Lord even more.
In addition to being predeceased by her parents Andrew and Mary Sebastian (Imre), Maryanne was predeceased by her brothers David Sebastian and Dennis Sebastian as well as her nephew Jesse Sebastian. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Maxwell Gregory French III of Virginia Beach VA, Daughter Lucy Stewart of Virginia Beach VA, three sons, Maxwell Gregory French the fourth of Elyria Ohio, Edward French of Cape Coral Florida, and Brian Hayhurst of Naples Florida. Her Aunt Peg Sebastian, Two brothers Bob Sebastian of Lorain Ohio, Dale Sebastian of Elyria Ohio, and sister in law Jean Sebastian of Elyria Ohio, her niece’s Kimy Van Horn, Holly Casper and Khristina Sebastian, great nephews Lincoln, Landon, Jude and Hunter. Maryanne also leaves behind her 6 grandchildren that she loved so deeply who will never forget, will forever miss, and always be inspired by their grandma. She left behind so many loving cousins and friends, her church family, and so many loved ones who fought the fight with her.
A Visitation/service to honor her memory is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to www.giloblastomiafoundation.org to honor her memory. Condolences may be left for the family at www.vacremationsociety.com