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1959 DANNY 2023


April 7, 1959 — January 2, 2023

Danny Noriega was born in Phoenix, Arizona on April 7, 1959 and passed away on January 2, 2023, at the age of 63.  He was the last-born child of Alfred and Antonia Noriega. Family was Danny’s priority, and he was always willing to help anyone in need.  He also had many close friends whom he held close to his heart. Danny had a deep faith in God and was a faithful servant to the end.

Danny was employed at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School/ Church, OLPH as a custodian for 36 years.  He’d rise in the morning every day before 4 A.M. to begin his workday.  He worked hard.  He never complained.  The grounds were immaculate along with the school and church under Danny’s care.  Danny enjoyed his job and interacting with his coworkers. He was well known, well liked, and sometimes feared at the same time. The children attending OLPH knew better than to leave their trash laying around.  Danny may have been rough around the edges, but he had a heart of gold.

Danny was community oriented and participated in helping with church outings, activities and fundraisers.  Things ran more smoothly due to Danny’s dedication and diligence.

Danny had no children of his own; however, he considered his pugs his ‘sons.’  He loved them and often said they were ‘spoiled’—which they were.  They were well cared for and they loved to cuddle around the fireplace.  Doobie was his first pug followed by Bandit, Beau, and Mr. Pugs.

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Alfred and Antonia Noriega, his beloved sisters, Loida Islas and Toni Torres, his esteemed brother, Alfred Y. Noriega and his loving sister-in-law, Purita Noriega, and his beloved aunt, Socorro (Nina) Duran.
Danny is survived by his loving and loyal sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Hector Melgoza, his loving nieces whom he considered sisters: Sally & husband, Ross Felix, Brenda & husband Alfred Nyagwachi, and Debbie Ritorto.  He is also survived by his nephew, Ted Noriega, and special nephews and nieces, Alfred & wife Jenny Noriega, and Anna & husband, Paul Olejnik and a special cousin, Ernie Duran.  He leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces as well.  Many thanks to his dedicated and good friend, Rodney Troutman, who was always supportive in times of need.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 124 Columbus Street Bakersfield, CA 93305, and Graveside services will be held immediately thereafter at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary 9101 Kern Canyon Road Bakersfield, CA 93306.

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Service Schedule

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Pacific time)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

124 Columbus Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305

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