Rita Conners Gioia

Rita Conners Gioia Peacefully joined Jesus on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at the age of 94. Wife of the late Anthony John Gioia. Daughter of the late Cecelia and James Conners. Sister of the late Waldemar C. and Ernest M. Burkhardt. She will be missed by many Loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rita was a member of the Salvation Army, New Orleans Garden Club, Treasurer of the New Orleans Budgerigar Society and Secretary of the Okeanos Carnival Club Auxiliary. Relatives and friends were invited to attend a visitation held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, on Monday, April 21, 2014. A funeral mass followed at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. Burial followed in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Masses or donations to Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 73530 River Road, Covington, LA 70435 preferred. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com

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