Peter Leonce Lorio, III
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Peter Leonce Lorio, III at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014 in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, with Rev. Dan O'Connor officiating and under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Hope Mausoleum, New Orleans, LA.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Thursday, June 19, 2014. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Peter Leonce Lorio, III, 50, passed away in New Orleans of heart failure. Devoted son, brother and uncle, Peter, known within family as Le, was born November 15, 1963 of Maria Del Pilar Collins Lorio and Dr. Peter Leonce Lorio, Jr. in Alexandria, where he attended Holy Savior Menard Central High School. He received a bachelor's degree in Political Science followed by a bachelor's degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University.
Always finding time to spend with children and a favorite uncle to his many nieces and nephews with whom he formed enduring and very special relationships, Bubba, as he was referred to, found his calling in neonatal intensive care where he could improve the lives of the premature babies he loved. From hospitals in Baton Rouge, Alexandria and New Orleans to Modesto, Dallas, and most recently Austin, TX at Dell Childrens Medical Center, Peter so loved the babies entrusted to his care.
Peter's first love, however, was LSU football and he cherished moments with friends and family to share his passion for the game rooted so early in life by his father. Never missing an opportunity for conversation, his mastery of small talk quite often turned the most mundane topic into engaging debate or side-wrenching laughter. As a child and throughout adulthood, his clever wit spared none from embarrassment yet was always delivered with love and genuine affection. This enduring gift will be what some will remember most about him. An avid fisherman, he treasured the solace of a lake at dawn, and often shared the time in companionship with a niece, nephew or friend.
In addition to his loving mother, Peter is survived by his five siblings, Maria Fairley (Wayne) of Denton, TX, Patricia Barry of Grand Coteau, C.J. Lorio (Natalie) of Dallas, TX, Eileen Wasson (David) of Alexandria, and Sam Lorio (Lee) of Loveland, Ohio; twenty-three nieces and nephews and five great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father and one nephew, Ty Fairley, and two brothers-in-law, John Thomas Mestayer and Dr. Charles Preston Barry. The Lorio family wishes to express its thanks and gratitude to the wonderful people who have shared their fondest memories of Peter in celebrating his life. Peter leaves many with heavy hearts.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be CJ Lorio, Sammy Lorio, David Wasson, Wayne Fairley, Richard White, and Pitts Carstens.
Honorary pallbearers will be Erik Fairley, Ian Fairley, Spencer Wasson, Robbie Barry, Spencer Lorio, Peter Lorio, Sam Lorio, Lance Lorio, Carter Fairley and Jude Hayes.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials are made to one of the following organizations : CHRISTUS Cabrini Foundation for Children's Miracle Network @ 3330 Masonic Dr., Alexandria, LA 71301;
National Office, Attention DRFR @ 1275 Mamoroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605; to the Threads of Love Organization @ Post Office Box 73, Watson, LA 70786, or to the Dell Children's Hospital NICU @ https://www.supportdellchildrens.org/nicu.
To extend online notes of condolences to the Lorio Family, please visit us at www.kramerfunerals.com.
Kramer Funeral Home
2905 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
Published in The Town Talk from June 18 to June 19, 2014