Irwin Michel LaBorde

July 5, 1936July 28, 2020

Irwin Michel LaBorde, age 84 of Metairie, LA, passed away peacefully with his loving family surrounding him on July 28, 2020. He was born on July 5, 1936, in New Orleans, LA to Roosevelt Joseph LaBorde Sr. and Augusta Mary Pellegrin LaBorde. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Margaret Weinmunson LaBorde; his children Matthew Michael LaBorde, Mary Beth LaBorde Brignac (Jeffrey), and Erin Mary LaBorde Sloan (Sean); grandchildren Jeffrey Gerard Brignac Jr. (Ashley), Lauren Nicole Brignac and Teagan Margaret Sloan; and great grandchild Noah Paul Brignac. He is also survived by his brother, Roosevelt Joseph LaBorde Jr. (Betty), sister-in-law Bessie Y. LaBorde, and a host of nieces and nephews. Irwin was preceded in death by his parents, Roosevelt and Augusta LaBorde; sisters Charlotte Rita LaBorde, Rhoda LaBorde Rosiere, Mary Jane LaBorde Price, and Louisa LaBorde Nunez; and his brothers Nathan LaBorde and Beverly LaBorde.

A native of New Orleans, Irwin spent most of his life as a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, where we was employed as an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.), Local 130, for 40 years. Irwin graduated from Francis T. Nicholls High School, before he went on to attend Tulane, UNO, and Delgado Community College where he would complete his education. He served in the National Guard for 6 years. In his youth he had a passion for boxing and was a two time Golden Glove Champion through St. Mary CYO. Irwin cherished his time spent with family and friends, he also had a passion for history and politics.

A funeral Mass celebrating Irwin’s life and the repose of his soul will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church and Shrine at 3601 Transcontinental Drive in Metairie, LA, on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:30 AM. The LaBorde family invites you to share thoughts, fond memories, and condolences with them at 9AM until the time of service. Online condolences may be made to the Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home Guestbook at


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


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August 1, 2020

Erin & Sean, so sorry for your loss. Know that we will be keeping you in our prayers.
Melanie Heraty and Denise Theriot


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