Ruby Miguez Seneca

10 November, 19323 October, 2021
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A message from the family of Mrs. Ruby Miguez Seneca

“St.Jude - the Saint of Impossible Causes, but nothing was impossible for our Mother.

She made things happen. She was very organized and loved to coordinate events and many other things, such as doctor appointments! She was sometimes very persistent and would not give up until things were done (like taking many pictures of every occasion).

She met our father, Roy Seneca while working as a nurse at the old Dauterive’s Hospital in New Iberia. They were married on St. Jude St. in New Iberia at Tee Coteau church (formally known as Our Lady of Perpetual Help) and will now rest at the end of St. Jude St. next to our father, Roy and brother Mitchell at Memorial Park Cemetery.

St. Jude- the Saint of impossible causes, but nothing was impossible for her. St. Jude- pray for us!”

Ruby Miguez Seneca was born on November 10, 1932 in New Orleans and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

She was a lifelong resident of New Iberia. Ruby graduated from New Iberia Senior High, now a home for senior residence, in the 11th grade in 1953. Ruby was a nurse at the old Dauterive Hospital for five years. She enjoyed being a nurse and helped many doctors deliver babies. One infant was even named after her! Ruby met her husband, Roy Seneca, at the hospital and they were wed soon after. They stayed married for 53 years until Roy’s passing in 2010.

Ruby was a member at the Upper Room prayer group for twenty-two years and a member of her church, Nativity of Our Lady, from the time it was built in 1964. She volunteered at the Social Service Center for twenty-three years and at St. Francis Diner and her church. She greatly enjoyed helping as often as she could. Later in life, she began working at the Disch's frame shop framing pictures. Ruby loved taking pictures of every one who visited her; like her children, grandchildren, and friends. The photographs were then given away as gifts to her loved ones. She enjoyed listening to music, watching TV, working in the flower garden, watching for the birds who visited her bird feeder.

More than anything, Ruby enjoyed babysitting all of her precious grandchildren. She loved having them over to read stories too. In turn, her grandchildren loved going to “Ma Ma Ruby’s” house to play with the dog “Coco” and the cat “Kitty”. Ruby liked to travel, especially going on vacation to the beach with her family.

A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all, Ruby will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her son Steven Seneca (Diana), Ernest Seneca (Beth), James Seneca (Lisa), daughter Susan S. Cunningham (George); grandchildren, Lance Seneca, Jordyn Seneca, Caroline Seneca, Celeste Neuville, Claire Seneca, Andy Seneca, Michael Cunningham and Patrick Cunningham; great grandchildren, Jake Neuville, Aria Seneca, and Tripp Doucet; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relations, and especially Dee Champagne.

Ruby was preceded in death by her loving husband Roy James Seneca; sons, Lloyd Seneca and Mitchell Seneca; daughter, Barbara Seneca; parents, Romauld Miguez and Lodo Landry Miguez; and sister, Lillie M. Daspit.

Pallbearers will be Steven Seneca, Ernest Seneca, James Seneca, Andy Seneca, George Cunningham, Michael Cunningham, and Patrick Cunningham.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Ruby Miguez Seneca, age 88, at 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Degeyter will officiate. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Wednesday from 8:00 am until the service time.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Seneca family.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Steven Seneca (Diana), Son
  • Ernest Seneca (Beth), Son
  • James Seneca (Lisa), Son
  • Susan S. Cunningham (George), Daughter
  • Lance Seneca, Grandchild
  • Jordyn Seneca, Grandchild
  • Caroline Seneca, Grandchild
  • Celeste Manuel, Grandchild
  • Claire Seneca, Grandchild
  • Andy Seneca, Grandchild
  • Michael Cunningham, Grandchild
  • Patrick Cunningham, Grandchild
  • Roy James Seneca, Loving husband (deceased)
  • Lloyd Seneca, Son (deceased)
  • Barbara Seneca, Daughter (deceased)
  • Mitchell Seneca, Son (deceased)

  • Steven Seneca
  • Ernest Seneca
  • James Seneca
  • Andy Seneca
  • George Cunningham
  • Patrick Cunningham
  • Michael Cunningham


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 5 October , 2021

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, 5 October , 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 6 October , 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, 6 October , 2021


Ruby Miguez Seneca

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Harold Myers

10 October 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you, James and your family. My God comfort you with great memories until we are all reunited in the presence of our Lord and Savior!
Harold Myers

Lori Dugas

9 October 2021

Dear Seneca Family~~so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Ruby....she and Mr. Roy attended the Upper Room Prayer Group for many years with us! She was always so sweet and helpful! We will always remember her beautiful smile! Know your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

Lori and Lou Ann Dugas

Steve Sinitiere

7 October 2021

My mother, Judy Sinitiere, and I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Ruby through Susan at the Farmer's Market in Lafayette on a beautiful Saturday morning. It was an absolute pleasure meeting and visiting with Miss Ruby that day. It was obvious to us what a wonderful person she was. We surely wished we had met her many years before and we thank Susan for the introduction. Our thoughts go out to the entire family and we are truly sorry for your loss. Steve Sinitiere

Claude Vice

6 October 2021

Steve & Seneca family, sorry for your loss of your Mother. May she rest in eternal peace..prayers & our condolences to you and your family.. Claude & Tammy Vice

Laura Daigle Mancuso

6 October 2021

Growing up we were fortunate enough to spend time with the Seneca Family because Uncle Roy was Aunt Hildas brother. Always enjoyed Aunt Ruby’s company because she was so sweet and kind. When mom moved to Pennsylvania with us Aunt Ruby would send pictures and letters. I always enjoyed reading them to mom and kept the pictures. Such a kind couple and she was such a beautiful soul. I am so sorry for your loss of this amazing spirit.

Ronny and Starr Moore

5 October 2021

We are so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. All of her loved ones are in our prayers.
Ronny and Starr

Gerald Oubre

5 October 2021

Steve and family, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. May God bless you and give you strength in your time of sorrow. I will remember you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Madeline Viator

5 October 2021

What can I say about Ruby? I loved her! Worked with her at the Social Service Center for many years. Such a joy, so sweet! She and Roy were both so delightful to work with. Very, very sorry for the family's loss.

Susan Cunningham

4 October 2021

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Dee Champagne

4 October 2021

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