Lorraine Fitzpatrick Rodriguez passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at the age of 91. She was raised in the upper ninth ward of New Orleans, but she lived her entire married life in Metairie. She was loved dearly and will be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Fred H. Rodriguez, Sr., parents, C. H. and Esther Wegener Fitzpatrick, and her brothers C.H. "Nealie" Fitzpatrick, Jr. and Alvin W. "Nick" Fitzpatrick. She is survived by her son, Fred H. Rodriguez, Jr. MD (Susan), and by her daughter, Susan Rodriguez Ladwig, (Jeffrey). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Alison Heffernan (Ted), Fred H. “Rusty” Rodriguez (Krystin), Kathryn Lorraine Rodriguez, David Rodriguez (Elizabeth), Joshua Ladwig (Lauren), Kylie Ladwig Terrell (John), Jacob Ladwig (Krystle). and seventeen great grandchildren. A graduate of Francis T. Nichols High School (now Frederick Douglass High School), she was a homemaker her entire married life. She was famous for her themed cakes and festive holiday parties. She had also been an avid bowler with the St. John’s Lutheran School Ladies Bowling League. She also worked for many years at George Lehleitner Distributors. The family would like to thank Hospice Associates and Peristyle Residences for their compassionate care during her final months. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 9:30 AM at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124. The funeral service will occur at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Hope Mausoleum, 4841 Canal St., New Orleans, LA, 70119. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 315 Ridgelake Dr., Metairie, LA 70001, would be appreciated.
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