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Maurice “Rifle” Edward Rieffel Sr.

Maurice “Rifle” Edward Rieffel Sr., a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army who proudly served his country overseas as a Sergeant during the Korean War from 1951 – 1953, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Evelyn Francis Rieffel. Loving father of Joette R. Mayeux (Harry) and Maurice E. Rieffel Jr. (Bridgette). Son of the late William Rieffel and Marie Puschman Rieffel. Brother of Mae Joyce R. Billingsley (the late Joe) and the late William Emile Rieffel. Proud grandfather of Jennifer M. Cole (Eugene), Harry J. Mayeux Jr. (Stephanie), Ashley N. Rieffel and Ryan J. Rieffel. Great grandfather of Bayley Cole, Parker Cole, Camryn Cole, Austin Cole, Madeleine Mayeux, Hannah Mayeux and Harrison Mayeux. Step grandfather of Tara M. Mayeux and Tonya M. Solis (J.P.). Step great grandfather of Cali Fava, Colin Choate and Reed Solis. He is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Maurice was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish before settling in Covington, LA and was a current resident of Heritage Manor in Mandeville, LA. He enjoyed several long and satisfying careers with Sears, Woodward & Wight, Elmer’s Candy Company and Binder’s Bakery. He found pleasure in the details of everyday life and caring deeply for others. Maurice will always be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his family, his laughter and spoiling the grandchildren. He was our pillar of courage and strength and a wonderful example of what it means to care for others. Private services with Military Honors were held in Maurice’s memory. He was laid to eternal rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.

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