Mary E. Balsamo

September 19, 1915October 1, 2012

DELCAMBRE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mary Etta LeBlanc Sonnier Balsamo, age 97, at 10:00 am Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Ralph Landry will be the celebrant. Interment will be held in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland, Texas at 3:00 pm that afternoon.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home of Delcambre on Thursday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

Mary was born September 19, 1915 in Erath, LA to John and Lydia Miguez LeBlanc, and passed away peacefully on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Maison du Monde Nursing Home in Abbeville.

Mary enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing, and especially spending time with her family. She leaves behind many fond memories that will forever be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her children, Mattie Sonnier Babin of Delcambre, Terry Ann Sonnier Weekly of Parks, Stanley J. Balsamo of Creal Springs, IL, and Phyllis Balsamo Stone of Nacogdoches, TX; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 9 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip J. Balsamo; her sons, David Wayne Balsamo and Johnny Sonnier; grandchildren, Alvin Weekly, Jr., Brandy Weekly, and Shane Weekly; brother, Mervin LeBlanc; and sisters, Annabelle L. Waguespack, Mavely L. Guidry LeCompte, and Hazel L. Owen.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

To view the online obituary and sign the guestbook, please visit

Evangeline Funeral Home of Delcambre (337) 685-4434 is in charge of arrangements.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 4, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mary E. Balsamo

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Joanie Rea Owen Teel

October 26, 2012

My precious Aunt gave a lifetime of memories that I cherish. I am so grateful to have had time with her. The last time I saw her, I told her who I was and leaned in to kiss her on the cheek. She gave me lots of smooches on my neck and cheek...I will forever treasure that memory.

Karen St. Germain

October 7, 2012

Love you

ramona wisby

October 4, 2012

ms mary will be very much missed
god bless Ramona Wisby C.N.A.(maison du monde)

October 3, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs.Mary's family.May you cherish and keep close to your heart all the wonderful memories of her.We will miss her and seeing her sweet family often.
Rose (Maison Du Monde) and her family

From the Staff of Evangeline Funeral Home

October 2, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.