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Patty Babineaux Fontenot

March 2, 1940July 27, 2020
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Patty Babineaux Fontenot, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to many, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at Iberia Medical Center. She was 80.

Patty was born March 2, 1940 in New Iberia, the only child to the late Mitchel and Marie Louviere Babineaux. She graduated from Mt. Carmel in 1958 and attended Michaels Salon of Hair Design in Lafayette, graduating in 1959 and worked as a cosmetologist for Town & Country for Stella Elias. Patty married Les Bourque in 1960 and together they operated Bourque’s Jeweler’s. Les died in 1986. They had one son, Robbie Jude Bourque, who had a daughter, Raeven Bourque.

Patty worked in the school system for many years, as a 4-H leader for 25 years with Catholic High and Park Elementary. She also taught religion for Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church for 14 years, where she also did first communion, was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Altar Society, Rosary Group and the Ladies Knights of Columbus. Other organizations that Patty belonged to was the Cattleman Association and President and reporter for the Cowbells, VFW Mardi Gras Queen 1975, Bayou Country Queen 1979 and Country Bazarre Queen 1980.

In 1990 Patty married Curt Fontenot and lived on Spanish Lake. When Curt retired from Southern Pacific, they traveled in the Airstream throughout the the lower 48 states. As a member of the Airstream Club, Patty served as Vice President, club reporter and photographer. Patty and Curt also represented the Airstream club as Mardi Gras King and Queen, and was the first ever king and queen of the Krewe de Fou at its inaugural ball. Other pastimes include baking pecan pies and sharing them with residents of the nursing homes and to Fr. Ed. Patty leaves a legacy of love, faith, kindness and compassion that will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Rest well Patty for you have earned your heavenly reward.

She is survived by her husband, Curt L. Fontenot; her son Robbie Bourque and wife Wendy; her granddaughter, Raeven Foster and husband 1st LT. Patrick Foster; two step-grandchildren, Ryan Moore and fiancé Brittany Sonnier and Christopher Moore and wife Amanda; and her step great grandchildren, Chaselyn, Natalie and Sutton Moore.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 3:00 pm Wednesday, July 29 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Degeyter as celebrant. Following the mass, Mrs. Patty will be laid to rest at the church mausoleum. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm, with the Men’s Rosary group leading the rosary at 10:00 am. Due to the current restrictions concerning limited sized gatherings, current state guidelines will only allow for up to 50% of funeral home and church capacity of family members and friends to be in attendance during the visitation and service. Face masks are required for attendance and all visitors are asked to practice social distancing.

Pallbearers will be Curt Fontenot, Robbie Bourque, Ryan Moore, Weylin Robicheaux, Greg Robicheaux and Ryan Jannise. Patrick Foster and Christopher are honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Patty’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com and share your memories and condolences.

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

  • FAMILY

  • Curt L. Fontenot, Husband of 30 years
  • Robbie Bourque (Wendy), Son
  • Raeven Foster (1st LT Patrick Foster), Granddaughter
  • Ryan Moore (Fiance' Brittany Sonnier), Step Grandson
  • Christopher Moore (Amanda), Step Grandson
  • Chaselyn Moore, Great Grandchild
  • Natalie Moore, Great Grandchild
  • Sutton Moore, Great Grandchild
  • Marie Louviere Babineaux, Mother (deceased)
  • Mitchel J. Babineaux, Father (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Curt Fontenot
  • Robbie Bourque
  • Ryan Moore
  • Weylin Robicheaux
  • Greg Robicheaux
  • Ryan Jannise
  • Patrick Foster, Honorary
  • Christopher Moore, Honorary

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Memories

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Faye Bourque Camel

August 5, 2020

Robbie so sorry for your loss
My prayers are with your family 🙏🏻
Love
Faye

John Berard

August 1, 2020

Robbie and Wendy, your family has my deepest sympathy......I was so sorry to hear of her passing.....I knew Les and your mom for many many years since the Jewelry Store by the old National Store on Center.........She was always a kind and thoughtful person.....always remember the good times.....you all will be in my prayers.....

Kitty Kitty Courts

July 30, 2020

Robbie and Family, My deepest sympathy and condolences to.you and your family on the death of your beloved Mother, Miss Patty, who was a very chsrmkng Lady and a good friend to Everyone. Remembering you and your family in my.thoughts and prayers

Kernis & Ella Baudoln

July 30, 2020

Sorry for your lost. We think of her often and miss her. We enjoyed our times together. Y’all were a lot of fun

Toni & Roy Simoneaud

July 30, 2020

We are so sorry for the loss of Patty is was just a week or two ago we spoke. My heart breaks as I'm sure your heart is so sorrowful. Mrs. Patty was such a beautiful lady and her faith was a beautiful witness to all. I enjoyed our visits at the store. She will be truly missed and she will enjoy heaven with my mom and dad, and her fellow campers. Again, my sincere condolences. Toni & Roy Simoneaud

MARGARET GONSOULIN

July 30, 2020

CURT,ROBBIE,AND FAMILY. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST.YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.REST IN PEACE PATTY.

Robbie Bourque

July 29, 2020

Here’s to you in Heaven, Mom. We’re all having a Cosmo tonight in your honor. Cheers!!!

Robbie Bourque

July 29, 2020

Where can I begin? There has been so many memorable moments with my mother, I can’t pick just one or even create a top ten list. One thing I can say, my mother supported me in everything I’ve done in my life. From dancing and owning a dance school to owning a wrestling company, she always supported my endeavors. Throughout my school years, she became the unofficial “Den Mother”, and always brought some goodies for the class and attended field trips and events with my class. As I grew up and married, we still hung out together and talked everyday. Since I’ve moved away four years ago, we talked everyday or FaceTimed each other. She always kept me informed of any upcoming birthdays, anniversaries or passings. The one thing I will miss is her text messages I would get every morning. It was the first thing I would see in the morning when I checked my phone. She would always say, “Good morning, have a great day, I love you.” I will miss that. She was also very proud of my daughter, Raeven. She would brag about her to everyone, I would see a glow in her face when they would be talking on the phone. She loved her unconditionally. My wife, Wendy, was loved by my mom as well. When she first met her she immediately told her she was staying with her son. Since that night we’ve been together and never left each other’s side. My mom and I have been through good times and bad times, but in the end, she was my mom and I was her son. She will be greatly missed. I know she will be in Heaven probably directing some heavenly event and maybe even trying to tell the angels what they are doing wrong. Whatever she’s doing, wherever she’s at, I know she will be watching over her family and guiding us through her passing and helping us stay together. I love you Mom. You’re a mother I was lucky to have, and a mother who others wished they had. Rest In Peace Mom. Save a dance for me when we meet again.

Vernelle & Jimmy Viator

July 29, 2020

We extend our sincere sympathy for your loss. God bless you.

Vernelle & Jimmy Viator

Eve Talley

July 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss Robbie. I remember her so well from dancing all those years. Praying for you and your daughter.

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Biography

Patty Babineaux Fontenot, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to many, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at Iberia Medical Center. She was 80.

Patty was born March 2, 1940 in New Iberia, the only child to the late Mitchel and Marie Louviere Babineaux. She graduated from Mt. Carmel in 1958 and attended Michaels Salon of Hair Design in Lafayette, graduating in 1959 and worked as a cosmetologist for Town & Country for Stella Elias. Patty married Les Bourque in 1960 and together they operated Bourque’s Jeweler’s. Les died in 1986. They had one son, Robbie Jude Bourque, who had a daughter, Raeven Bourque.

Patty worked in the school system for many years, as a 4-H leader for 25 years with Catholic High and Park Elementary. She also taught religion for Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church for 14 years, where she also did first communion, was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Altar Society, Rosary Group and the Ladies Knights of Columbus. Other organizations that Patty belonged to was the Cattleman Association and President and reporter for the Cowbells, VFW Mardi Gras Queen 1975, Bayou Country Queen 1979 and Country Bazarre Queen 1980.

In 1990 Patty married Curt Fontenot and lived on Spanish Lake. When Curt retired from Southern Pacific, they traveled in the Airstream throughout the the lower 48 states. As a member of the Airstream Club, Patty served as Vice President, club reporter and photographer. Patty and Curt also represented the Airstream club as Mardi Gras King and Queen, and was the first ever king and queen of the Krewe de Fou at its inaugural ball. Other pastimes include baking pecan pies and sharing them with residents of the nursing homes and to Fr. Ed. Patty leaves a legacy of love, faith, kindness and compassion that will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Rest well Patty for you have earned your heavenly reward.

She is survived by her husband, Curt L. Fontenot; her son Robbie Bourque and wife Wendy; her granddaughter, Raeven Foster and husband 1st LT. Patrick Foster; two step-grandchildren, Ryan Moore and fiancé Brittany Sonnier and Christopher Moore and wife Amanda; and her step great grandchildren, Chaselyn, Natalie and Sutton Moore.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 3:00 pm Wednesday, July 29 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Degeyter as celebrant. Following the mass, Mrs. Patty will be laid to rest at the church mausoleum. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm, with the Men’s Rosary group leading the rosary at 10:00 am. Due to the current restrictions concerning limited sized gatherings, current state guidelines will only allow for up to 50% of funeral home and church capacity of family members and friends to be in attendance during the visitation and service. Face masks are required for attendance and all visitors are asked to practice social distancing.

Pallbearers will be Curt Fontenot, Robbie Bourque, Ryan Moore, Weylin Robicheaux, Greg Robicheaux and Ryan Jannise.
Patrick Foster and Christopher are honorary pallbearers.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Patty’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com and share your memories and condolences.

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

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