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 Shirley <I>Patten</I> Floersch

Shirley Patten Floersch

Death 13 Mar 2009 (aged 84)
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 100020045 · View Source
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A retired registered dietitian, Shirley Patten Floersch, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2009. She was a resident of Whealdon Estates for four years. She was born in Fayette, Alabama on March 22, 1924, and grew up in Hattiesburg, MS. She was valedictorian of Hattiesburg High School and graduated from Mississippi University for Women. Mrs. Floersch completed her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She met Joseph Paul Floersch, Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee and they soon married in Tennessee. They went on to live in Monterey, California, San Antonio, Texas and Washington D.C. during her husband's military career as a linguist. They then settled in New Orleans, LA to raise their three daughters, Shirley Anne, Mary Jo, and Paula. Mrs. Floersch was a registered dietitian for over 50 years at various New Orleans hospitals. She took great pride in her work and was a generous volunteer for several years serving in leadership positions of the Louisiana Dietetic Assn, New Orleans Dietetic Assn, National Assn of Retired Federal Employees, East Jefferson Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, American Heart Assn, and St. Ann Church Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents: T.W. Patten and Virgie Lee Patten, her brothers: Thomas Warren Patten, Jr. and Charles Young Patten, and her husband Joseph Paul Floersch, Jr. She is survived by three daughters and son-in-laws: Shirley Pizzolato and John Pizzolato of Suwanee, Ga., Mary Jo and Tom Dunn of Leesburg, Va. and Paula and John Shortess of Baton Rouge, and beloved grandchildren: Natalie and Vincent Pizzolato, Ashley, Shelby and Taylor Dunn, and Henry, Abby and Eli Shortess, as well as many nieces and nephews and longtime dear friend Jeanne Soignet. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 5100 Pontchar-train Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery) on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 1:00 PM. Interment in All Saints Mausoleum. Friends may visit after 11:00 AM. To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Shirley Patten Floersch (22 Mar 1924–13 Mar 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100020045, citing All Saints Mausoleum, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Mary (contributor 47307815) .