Gayle Saliba Fitzmaurice, affectionately known as “G,” went to her eternal home on Sunday, January 26, 2020. A native of New Orleans and a resident of Covington for the past 46 years, Gayle was 84 when she died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. The beloved wife of the late Edmond Harnett Fitzmaurice, Jr., for 61 years, Gayle was born March 27, 1935, to Anita Boasso Saliba and Lawrence Joseph Saliba. She graduated from Ursulines Academy, Southeastern Louisiana University, and LSU Graduate School. A retired clinical social worker, Gayle dedicated her life to serving others in need. She lived a full life, but her greatest pleasures were spending time with her family, researching genealogy, reading, and collecting articles of interest to others. Her family and friends will take special delight in remembering Gayle’s many interesting stories, which she graciously shared time and time again. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Gayle is the mother of six children: Edmond Harnett Fitzmaurice III, Shannon F. Lovell, Kelly Patrick Fitzmaurice (deceased), Kerryn F. Liebkemann, Brian Lawrence Fitzmaurice, and Colleen F. Arceneaux. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Mark (Natalia), Edmond, Kristen, Shawn (Matt), Megan (Ryan), Hayley, Lauren, Hayden (Liz), Erin, Casey, and Kathryn; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Janice S. Toppino; her nephew, Terry A. Toppino; and her cousin, Clifford Boasso. Visitation will be Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, located at 125 E. 19th Avenue in Covington, LA. Private interment will follow.
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