Margaret Bienvenu Laborde
New Orleans – Funeral services were held Friday, April 25, at St. Pius X Catholic Church for Margaret Bienvenu Laborde, 92, who died on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.
Burial was in Metairie Cemetery.
A native of St. Martinville, she was one of 12 brothers and sisters born to Laizaire and Leoncia Bienvenu.
Survivors include her husband, Alden J. “Doc” Laborde; five children, Susan L. Couvillon, Dr. J. Monroe Laborde and John P. “Jack” Laborde, all of New Orleans, Stephanie Laborde of Baton Rouge and Jane L. Roussel of LaPlace; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Claudia B. Brosius of Lafayette.
In 1997 she, along with her husband, was awarded the St. Martin de Porres Award for her exemplary Christian family life and faith by the Southern Dominican Province. In 1999, she and her husband were inducted into the Society of St. Ignatius of Loyola University.
She joined her husband in establishing The ALMAR Foundation to perpetuate their charity work and served on its board until her death.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Pius X Conference, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 would be preferred.
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.