Richard L. Sirera, Sr., beloved husband of 53 years of Patricia Fitzmorris Sirera; loving father of Richard L. Sirera, Jr. (Brenda) and Martin C. Sirera (Virginia), brother of Thekla Sirera Madere and brother-in-law of Kathleen Fitzmorris and Lans Madere, devoted grandfather of Zachary, Sara Grace, Susannah, Emily and Molly. Richard lived a life dedicated to his family and to serving his community. An Eagle Scout, he served in the Air National Guard, was a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Dominic Church in New Orleans, a volunteer leader with Troop 23 of the Boy Scouts of America and was a Sargent in the Quad Squad volunteer unit of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral mass from Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., at 43rd St. on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Interment in Metairie Cemetery. Visitation on Thursday, February 14, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the
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