Isabelle Benoit McBride

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by Father Bill Ruskoski at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2009, for Isabelle Benoit McBride, 79, who passed away at her home in Rayne on Saturday, August 1, 2009.

Interment followed at St. Joseph Cemetery #2 in Rayne.

Mrs. McBride was born on Sept. 29, 1930, near Church Point, the youngest daughter of Ophie and Louise Bearb Benoit.

She was a life-long resident of Rayne who was active in St. Joseph Catholic Church as a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Rayne #844, the Ladies Altar Society, the Lay Carmelites and a member of the Good Samaritans.

Isabelle McBride was a graduate of SLI (now UL Lafayette) with degrees in business and education.

She and her late husband, Sidney, were proprietors of McBride Grocery for many years and she also spent many years at a teacher at South Rayne Elementary and Armstrong Middle School.

She is survived by sons Stephen McBride of Breaux Bridge and John McBride of Rayne; daughter, Louise McBride Cannon and her husband Mark of Houston, Texas and daughter Janet McBride of Rayne. She is also survived by grandchildren, Ellie Comeaux Duplichain and husband Jared, Dave Comeaux, Jr. and Michael Guidry. Also surviving is one brother, Wilton J. Benoit and sister-in-law Hazel Beaugh Benoit.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ophie and Louise Benoit; one brother, Mervin “Blackie” Benoit; two sisters, Emma “Rose” Benoit Thibodeaux and Marjorie Benoit Smith; her husband, Sidney James McBride, Sr.; and two sons, Sidney James “Jamie” Mcbride, Jr., and Gregory Neal McBride.

Visitation was observed at Gossen Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:20 p.m. Visitation continued Monday morning, Aug. 3, 2009, from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. 

    The family would like to express special thanks to Hospice of Acadiana.

Arrangements were entrusted to Goseen Funeral Home Inc. of Rayne.

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