Gloria Silcio, age 92, died of dementia on June 13, 2020 in Independence, LA. She was a native of New Orleans, LA. Growing up she learned how to cut patterns and sew. As an adult, she moved to Metairie, LA where she began sewing professionally, accepting requests for creating women’s fashion dresses, wedding gowns and professional ballroom dance exhibition gowns and costumes. Gloria loved ballroom dancing and Sinatra. More than anything Gloria loved her family and supported them in every way she could. She is preceded in death by her son Steven Silcio, her mother Marie Ballio, father Hilario Ballio, brothers Johnny and Patrick Ballio, granddaughter Lori Dering and former husband Charles Silcio, Sr. She is survived by her sister, Ann Ballio O’Dell, her eight children and their spouses: Linda Shafer and husband Richard of Crosby, TX, Gloria Jean Shuler and husband Chuck (deceased) of Crosby, TX, Charlene Brinkman and husband Donald of Metairie, LA, Charles Silcio, Jr. and wife MaryAnn of Slidell, LA, Randy Silcio, Sr. and wife Charlotte of San Antonio, TX, Jeffrey Silcio, Sr. and wife Lisa of Metairie, LA, Julie LaBate and husband Joe of Independence, LA.
Grandchildren: Rachel Simmons and husband Rick, Tiffany Hill and husband James, Nathan Shafer and Jessica Ross, Louis Dering, III and wife Bonnie, Donald Brinkman, Jr. and wife Amanda, April Brinkman, Amie Silcio, Jill Jordan and husband Anthony, Meghan Johnson and husband Rhett, Adam Silcio, Kellie Silcio, Randy Silcio, Jr. and wife Shea, Jeffrey Silcio, Jr., Jamie Silcio, Scott Messina, Andrew Messina and wife Hannah, Marc Messina and wife Nikki. Great grandchildren: Avery and Zoe Simmons, Ethan, Blake and Linley Williamson, Haley, Gavin and Cason Shafer, Louis IV, Lanie and Karlie Dering, Madison, Joey, Ava and Carter Brinkman, Hannah, Zachary and Olivia Smith, Madeleine and Andrew Jordan, Mia and Reese Johnson, Jacob, Lena, Haley, Beau and Sky Silcio, Kelsey and Bailee Messina, Kenzie and Andrew Jr. Messina, Ryleigh, Sophie and Marc Jr. Messina.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Catholic Service at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to www.dementiasociety.org or P.O. Box 600 Doylestown, PA 18901.
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