Rena Marie Poley Biri passed away peacefully at age 97 on October 25, 2019. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Warren Joseph Biri; her sisters Lillian, Vera, Evelyn, and Helen; brothers Alfred, Karl, Herbert, Olin, and David. She is survived by her only daughter Marie Annette Biri Engert, son-in-law Bernard Engert, II; 3 grandchildren Bernard III (Shelbii), Theresa Thorkelson (Robert) Warren (Karina); her brother Warren Poley; great grandchildren Ashley (Mike), Joshua (Nancy) Drew (Holly) and Brittney (Jake); great grandchildren Leah, Abby, Jack, Maddox, Mason, and Oliver; one sister-in-law Shirley, and several generations of nieces and nephews.
Rena, known to most as, “Meme” was employed as a bookkeeper for A&P Grocery Stores for over 30 years. She was a loving, generous soul who enjoyed baseball, football, and shopping. Special thanks to the caring staff at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home and St. Catherine’s Hospice, and also to her niece, Cindy Murray, who went above and beyond to make Meme’s last few months on earth comfortable.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass at St. Rita Catholic Church, 7100 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, LA, at 12:00 P.M. Visitation will be held prior to the services beginning at 10:00 a.m. until noon. Interment follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.