Rita Ary Bares, a native and lifelong resident of the New Orleans area, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the age of 94, beloved wife of the late Frank Roy Bares, Sr. Rita is survived by her children; Rita B. Raphael (David), Patricia B. Anderson (Byron), Cynthia B. Burke (Edward), and Kathleen B. Helmer (Joseph); grandchildren, Rebecca, David, Jr., Claire, Karin, Kristin, Jennifer, Melissa, Edward, Jr., Michael, and Penelope, 13 great grandchildren and her brother Herbert J. Ary. Preceded in death by Frank Roy Bares, Jr., Rita's parents, William J. and Irene Lynch Ary.; brothers and sisters Michael J. Ary, Irene A. McCormick, Ursula E. Ary and Patrick Isaac Ary. The family expresses their sincere thanks and appreciation to Valerie, Raven and Lowery for the excellent care they provided Miss Rita. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 4840 Canal St., New Orleans, LA on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. with visitation at the church beginning at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in St. Patrick #2 Cemetery. Masses preferred. Condolences may be expresses online at www.schoencanalstreet.com. Arrangements by Schoen Funeral Home.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2014