Aura V. Paniagua Ortiz

February 9, 1936October 4, 2020

Aura V. Paniagua Ortiz of Metairie, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020. She was born on February 9, 1936 in Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. Aura is survived by her son Jose' L Arriaga (Cheryl), and grandchildren Eric Arriaga (Mallory), Kyle Arriaga (Valeri), Devin Arriaga (Ashley), Alex Zeringue (Amy), Randy Zeringue (Jeannie) and Brett Zeringue (Shelly). She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren.

Aura is preceded in death by her husband Ricardo H Ortiz and her daughter Aura Beatriz Arriaga Cole.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial service at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, Louisiana on Friday October 16, 2020 at 11:00 am with Visitation on Friday beginning at 10:00 am.


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Gathering to Celebrate Aura's Life

    Friday, October 16, 2020


Aura V. Paniagua Ortiz

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Brett Zeringue

October 16, 2020

Amy Zeringue

October 15, 2020

Rudy and Lynette Paniagua

October 13, 2020

We remember Aura as being always ready to help with cooking, taking care of the kids or doing any thing she could to make life easier for us. She was very caring and giving she will be missed. Now she is in a better place enjoying love and peace. With fond memories love Rudy and Lynette

Eileen Skinner

October 11, 2020

We all loved Aura like our own family. She was so kind to our children and other members of the family. We are glad she is at peace and can join her beloved Ricardo.
The Skinner Family, Maine: Eileen, John, Robert , Amanda, Katherine. 10/11/20

Brett, Shelly & Adrianna

October 9, 2020

Losing someone we love is never easy. We must be thankful for, and cherish the beautiful moments and memories we shared. Our sweet Abuelita, “Tata”, will be forever missed.

Tracy Rodriguez Percle

October 9, 2020

My sweet Nina....I will miss you dearly and am saddened that I was never able to stop by with my mom and dad to see you or be able to get a more recent picture with you. I will remember your sweet voice always!


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