Former Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco’s mother has died. Lucille Fremin Babineaux was 102 years old.
A funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Iberia on Monday, September 26, officials said. The funeral service begins at 11 a.m
The visit is scheduled for Sunday, September 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. a rosary will be prayed in the Pellerin funeral home.
According to her obituary, she was born in New Iberia in 1919. The young girl lived with her family on Avery Island until she was 13 years old. The family moved to Burke, and at 16, the young woman graduated from Mt. Carmel Academy in New Iberia. She was the longest-lived graduate of the school until her death.
She had seven children after marrying the love of her life, L. Louis Babineaux. She is survived by her children Kenneth J. Babineaux, Baron P. Babineaux, Erroll C Babineaux, Yvette Babineaux and Priscilla Babineaux Cadwell along with her son-in-law Raymond S Blanco, husband of Kathleen Blanco.
The following people are pallbearers for the services:
- Ray Blanco Jr
- Billy Babineaux
- Jamie Babineaux
- Bart Babineaux
- John William Cox IV
- John Caldwell Jr.
- Charlie Babenaux
Their honorary pallbearers will be:
- Baron Babineaux Jr.
- Jeff Cox
- Jay Caldwell
- Brandon Caldwell
Babineaux leaves behind a large and devoted family of siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
According to Babineaux’s obituary, the family suggests that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Ush One See Foundation in New Iberia or to a charity of your choice.
Babineaux is buried in the mausoleum of the Holy Family.
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