Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


LaVerne Stein Bourque

March 21, 1931July 21, 2019

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of LaVerne Rita Stein Bourque will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Fr. Korey LaVergne will be the celebrant. Mrs. Bourque will be laid to rest with her husband at Holy Family Cemetery immediately following the Mass.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm with the Men’s Group leading the recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Saturday from 9:00 am until 10:30 am.

Mrs. Bourque was born March 21, 1931, to the late Cleveland Stein and Elsie Deslatte Stein, and passed away peacefully on Sunday July 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was 88.

LaVerne grew up in rural Iberia Parish and attended Peebles Plantation Elementary and New Iberia High School. Although she was most proud of being a homemaker, she worked outside the home for The Rosary House making rosaries, with Avery Island Inc., and as a sales clerk at Wormser’s Dept. Store. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and former parishioner of St. Marcellus Catholic church. She had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Divine Mercy.

Some of LaVerne’s favorite pastimes included square dancing with her husband Paul in the Hoedowner’s group, bird watching, and tending to her many plants. She was also a very talented seamstress and designed and sewed her daughters' clothing, and crocheted blankets for all of her grandchildren. Above all was the love and devotion she had for her husband and family. Her beautiful smile and loving heart will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. Rest well and until we meet again.

Survivors include her six children Pauline Bourque DuBois (Joey DuBois) of Bennettsville, SC, Bonnie Bourque Battaglia (Daryl Battaglia) of Mandeville, Michael Paul Bourque of Bologna, Italy, Paul Noe Bourque, Jr. (JoEllen Lasseigne Bourque) of New Iberia, Andy Joseph Bourque (Sandra Sanders Bourque) of Broussard, and James Edward Bourque (Wendy Duplechin Bourque) of New Iberia; nine grandchildren, Scott, Ellen, Angela, Andrea, Daryl Jr., Daniel, Dwayne, Ashley and Jamie; ten great grandchildren; and her brothers, Clifford Stein of Natchez, MS and Kelly Stein of Abbeville.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paul Bourque Sr., sister Delores Stein DeRise, and brother Hardy Stein. Serving as pallbearers are Scott DuBois, Daryl Battaglia, Jr., Jamie Bourque, Daniel Bourque, Joseph Dubois, Jr. and Daryl Battaglia, Sr. Honorary pallbearers are Mitchell Battaglia and Dwayne Paul Bourque, Sr.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Bourque’s name to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284-0692.

The Bourque Family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the many sitters and caregivers who lovingly and professionally cared for her. They would also like to thank the staff of Heart of Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion shown to their dear mother.

Family and friends are also invited to view the memorial tribute at www.vimeo.com/349599564

To view the online obituary and to share memories of Mrs. Bourque, please visit her memorial page at www.evangelinenewiberia.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Pauline Bourque DuBois & Joey, Daughter
  • Bonnie Bourque Battaglia & Daryl, Daughter
  • Michael Paul Bourque, Son
  • Paul Noe Bourque, Jr. & JoEllen, Son
  • Andy Joseph Bourque & Sandra, Son
  • James Edward Bourque & Wendy, Son
  • Clifford Stein, Brother
  • Kelly Stein, Brother
  • Paul Noe Bourque Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Elsie Deslatte Stein, Mother (deceased)
  • Cleveland Stein, Father (deceased)
  • Delores Stein DeRise, Sister (deceased)
  • Hardy Stein, Brother (deceased)
  • Also survived by her nine grandchildren, Scott, Ellen, Angela, Andrea, Daryl Jr., Daniel, Dwayne, Ashley and Jamie and ten great grandchildren

  • Scott DuBois
  • Daryl Battaglia, Jr.
  • Jamie Bourque
  • Daniel Bourque
  • Joseph DuBois, Jr.
  • Daryl Battaglia, Sr.
  • Mitchell Battaglia
  • Dwayne Paul Bourque, Sr.

  • The American Heart Association


  • Visitation Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, July 26, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 27, 2019


LaVerne Stein Bourque

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Pamela Dempsey

July 24, 2019

The Mosele Girls would like to say how sorry Ms. Laverne passed away. We are praying for the whole Bourque family...She was a very kind and loving person.