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Sister Gloria Irizarry

November 21, 1954 ~ July 25, 2018 (age 63)

Sister Gloria Irizarry Rodríguez, Servant of Mary, Minister to the Sick, age 63, peacefully returned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 2:15pm at the convent where she lived after suffering from a long illness.  Sister Gloria was born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico on November 21, 1954.  At the age of 13, the family moved to New York.  By the age of 19 Sister Gloria joined the Congregation of the Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick.  She has lived in New Orleans, since 1982, where she constantly cared for the sick in their homes, free of charge.  She is preceded in death by her beloved parents Mr. Santos Irizarry and Isabel Rodríguez.  Sister Gloria is survived by her Siblings:  Mrs. Rosa Irizarry Ruiz, Mr. Santos Irizarry, Mr. Luis Irizarry and nephew Eric Ruiz who love her very much.  She was very much loved by her religious Community as well as by many dear friends who came to know her through the years.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, July 30, 2018, with a Rosary to begin at 5:30 pm and solemn vespers at 6:00 pm at the Servants of Mary Ministers to the Sick Chapel located at 5001 Perlita St. New Orleans, LA 70122.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 10:00 am at the same location.  Interment to follow in St. Louis Cemetery #3, 3421 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119. Funeral arrangements under the direction of JACOB SCHOEN & SON. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com
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