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St. Michael's Catholic Church
Thursday December 30th, 2021

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St. Michael's Catholic Church
Thursday December 30th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Iliana C. Reardon

Iliana Carlos Reardon, 91, of Mount Holly passed away peacefully December 20, 2021 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was born on October 8, 1930 in Los Angeles, California to the late Robert L. Carlos and Guadalupe V.H. Carlos. She married the love of her life, Bernard, in 1965, raising a family with him and living in his native Ireland for over 50 years, before returning to the United States to live in North Carolina in 2016. In addition to the priceless gift of faith given by her to her children, she was known to family and friends alike as a sweet and funny lady who always had a song on her lips and a twinkle in her eye. She praised God in song as a member of her church choir both in California and in Ireland. A successful basketball player in high school, she enjoyed playing and watching tennis in later years (Wimbledon and the U.S. Open were her favorites). Her desire to help people was driven by her lifelong Christian faith and she was a great comfort and support to several friends who were suffering serious illnesses.

Her final illness of Alzheimer’s was borne patiently and with much humor and was an inspiration to her family and to all who encountered her. The family wishes to express their special appreciation and thanks to all the wonderful Home Instead caregivers (especially Michelle, Teresa, Gloria, Renee, Tamara, Williette, Abby, Kimberly, Candice, Chloe, Lisa and Jeanne) who loved and cared for her so much in her most vulnerable years. Thanks also to all who provided medical and therapeutic care to Iliana through the years, and to the staff at CaroMont Regional for their care of her in her last days. She is already greatly missed by her beloved and adoring family, who nevertheless live in the hope of her joyous resurrection and of their happy meeting one day in heaven.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years Bernard, her daughter Thérèse, her son Laurence, her brother Robert J. Carlos and wife Colette, her sister Greta Marie Carlos, her sister-in-law Grace Carlos, her 13 nephews and nieces and cousins (especially Oskar Von Heydenreich of Wichita, Kansas and the Corcoran Family of Cork, Ireland). She is preceded in death by her brother Hugo Carlos, sister Aurora (Rori) Carlos Mackenzie and husband Harvey Mackenzie, and nephew Robin Carlos.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (commencing with the Rosary at 10 a.m.) on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Gastonia.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rite of Committal will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont.

Please pray for the happy repose of Iliana’s soul in the loving arms of Our Lord and His Blessed Mother.

May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done! Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last. (John Henry Cardinal Newman)


A candle was lit in memory of Iliana Reardon

Oskar Von Heydenreich, Jr. Dec 29 2021 2:35 PM

To the most amazing woman I had the pleasure of caring for. Your smile will be missed. You have made an lasting impact on all who knew you. I can't say enough about the many laughs we shared during our time together. I love you so so much Queenie ❤❤❤

Abigail Ford Dec 28 2021 6:55 PM

My dearest Aunt Banana-
I still vividly remember the red velvet dress I wore as a flower girl in your wedding. You made my little 6-year-old self feel special.
May your soul rest in the Lord's peace.
You are so loved!

Gussie Dec 28 2021 3:31 PM

"This is not a goodbye,my lady,this is a thank you until we meet again." Gloria

Gloria M Largent Dec 28 2021 12:29 AM

May you Rest In Peace, My sister Iliana.
Our time will come when we will all be together,
In our eternal home with our Lord Jesus Christ, Blessed Mother Mary all the Angels and Saints.

Grace G.Carlos Dec 27 2021 12:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Iliana Reardon

Grace Granados Carlos Dec 27 2021 12:21 PM

I will Love & Miss Iliana the rest of my days!! She was Beautiful inside & out!! I was so incredibly Blessed to have had the opportunity to care for her these last 4 1/2 years!!
RIP/RIH My Girl Always!!

Michelle B. Dec 27 2021 7:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Iliana Reardon

The Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Dec 26 2021 12:00 AM