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Gilbert Newton Vasquez

August 25, 1932 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 87)
Gilbert Newton Vasquez went to be with the Lord at the age of 87 years old on Sunday, August 25, 2019. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Teresa Robinson Vasquez, his parents Grace Clara Metzgen Vasquez and Marciano Maximillian Vasquez, his brother Max Bernard Vasquez and his niece Desiree “Shelly” Bowen.  Survived by his loving daughter Elizabeth Vasquez Lauricella and son-in-law Bradley Lauricella. Gilbert was a doting grandfather to Grace and Brendan Lauricella. He is also survived by nieces and nephews: Michael Vasquez, Maureen Vasquez, Gilbert Vasquez, Gale Raziano and Dawn Vasquez. A graduate of St. John’s College in Belize City, Belize, he played basketball during his high school years.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1958-1962. Gilbert enjoyed watching professional sports such as golf, baseball, basketball and of course our beloved New Orleans Saints. He was a native of Belize City, Belize, but made New Orleans home in the 1950s. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and retired from Owens Illinois and Soniat Realty after many years of service. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 3 from 10 AM until 12:15 PM at JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70119. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:15 PM in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel with interment to follow in St. Louis #3 Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Mr. Vasquez's name to the Alzheimer's Association. 
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