Robert Rene Riesgo Lacourt

Roberto Rene Riesgo Lacourt died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 peacefully at Nexus Specialty Hospital in The Woodlands after many years struggling with Dementia complications. He was born January 10, 1929 in New York and was 89 years old. He was the only child of Maximino Riesgo Puente and Enery Lacourt Ithier. When he was 6 years old his family moved to the island of Puerto Rico where he lived in the town of San Sebastian until adulthood. He married, had a son, and worked as a manager for many years with Walgreens Pharmacies in the town of Rio Piedras. He remarried and moved to Houston, Texas in 1967. Roberto and Gloria had two daughters while working as a professional welder in the petroleum industry in Pasadena, TX. As an only child Roberto was faced with the responsibility of returning to Puerto Rico in 1971 to care for his elderly father and manage the family farm. He worked as a farmer until he was offered the opportunity to positively impact his community by becoming a public servant. Roberto first became a political speech writer and soon after became the vice mayor of his hometown, San Sebastian. His contributions brought him notoriety for being a stern but compassionate and honest politician. He had his own talk radio show while balancing public service, family, and the family farm. Roberto and Gloria returned to Houston, Texas in the early 80’s to provide better educational opportunities to their girls. In 1987 he worked for HISD with Special Needs children at Sutton Elementary School. In the Summer of 1993 Roberto’s soul was called by our Blessed Mother to serve humanity and to grow spiritually by fostering an orphanage in Colon, MX. For many years he collected and delivered school supplies, clothing, and other donations. As his health began to decline a new opportunity to serve was seized and he became a door greeter in Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Parish. He was an embodiment of his faith in the salvation offered by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and a faithful member of 2 S.O.L.T. ministries as a disciple of Jesus and Mary. Roberto’s faith in the promise of everlasting life with our Lord sustained him until his last breath. Roberto has joined his youngest daughter, Elvira Consuelo Riesgo Haddock, in Heaven where they now enjoy eternal life together. He is survived by his wife Gloria Haddock Riesgo, his son Roberto Rene Riesgo Rodriguez (Carlota), and his daughter Gloria E. Costa-Riesgo (Francisco). Roberto is also survived by his grandchildren Isabel Riesgo Santos, Mirelia Liz Riesgo Santos, Alines Riesgo Santos, MariaVictoria “Tori” Costa-Riesgo, Genesis Pieri, Gabriel G. Costa-Riesgo, and great-grand child Yameliz. He will be missed by his nephews Eduardo Lebron Haddock, Carmelo Ruiz Haddock, Delia E. Clemente Haddock, A.Tana Clemente Haddock, Jose R. Clemente Haddock, Pedro Clemente Haddock, Dolores Ramos Poques, many friends, and parishioners for all their support and Prayers. Special thanks to Fr. Pat Garrett, Fr. Kailas, Fr. Alphonsus, and all caregivers and hospice providers. A Vigil Mass will be held Wednesday, September 12 from 7pm-9:00pm in Sts Simon and Jude Catholic Parish in The Woodlands, TX. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, September 13 from 1:00pm-2:00pm followed by a short reception from 2:00-3:30pm. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 pm at Forest Park the Woodlands Cemetery in Shenandoah


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Robert Rene Riesgo Lacourt

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