Patricia Burke Oriol

June 24, 1930January 10, 2018

Patricia Burke Oriol, known to many as "Honey", was born into eternal life on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Covington, LA at the age of 87. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lloyd Oriol, parents, Louis Burke and May Fabacher Burke and great granddaughter, Bryleigh Duffy. She is survived by her three daughters, Amelie Oriol, Eileen McKeown and Cheryl Gaudet, grandchildren, Lauren Crosby, Timothy Duffy, and Mimi and Claire Gaudet, and great grandchildren Hunter and Caroline Crosby. She adored her sons-in-law, Bill Gaudet and James McKeown, and grandson-in-law, Mike Crosby. She cherished her extended family, including numerous nieces and nephews. She was a devoted wife and mother, who always put others before herself, and a lifelong, devout Catholic who volunteered her time in the service of caring for others. She grew up in New Orleans, attending St. Mary's Dominican High School, and raised her family in Lakeview, where for many years she and her husband were actively involved in St. Dominic's Parish. They spent many weekends and summers at their home in Pass Christian where they enjoyed entertaining family and friends. They eventually retired to the Gulf Coast, where they were involved in volunteering their time and talents with Our Lady of the Gulf Church and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. For the last three years, she was a resident of Forest Manor Nursing Home, where she was lovingly cared for by their exceptional staff. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation and a Funeral Mass on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with Mass following in the chapel at 1:00 pm. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that in her memory, you show kindness to one another. To view and sign the guest book, visit


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 15, 2018

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, January 15, 2018


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Kelly Ford

January 15, 2018

To the family of Mrs. Pat , I am very sorry for your loss . She was nothing but GOOD , to everyone. She and I spent many Wednesday's talking , laughing , and at my lowest days we cried and I will never forget her strength and loving words that helped me in my time of loss . I miss her very much and will treasure my ceramic baby and White music box Christmas tree that I love to display and proudly speak of my friend . Mrs. Pat your time here on earth will never be forgotten, You're now another angel in my heart ❤


January 14, 2018

My deepest sympathy & prayers, I enjoyed many a visit with Aunt Pat when I visited the Home with the therapy dogs. She always perked up & sat up to hear my latest news but it was hard to see her struggle to breath. RIP Aunt Pat, your struggle is over.

January 13, 2018

Cheryl, Eileen, Amelie, and family,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was always so nice and loving to us lil punks ;-) (ha, I speak for myself), growing up while at St. Dominic's Grammar School. We use to often go between the Farrelly's and your house across the back alley from each other, running in and out as energetic tikes do! What fun and great memories I hang onto from back in the day when we were young! And great memories start with great parents which we all had!!!

I love what was written in your mom's obituary about her being born into eternal life the day she went to be with her Maker! What a beautiful perspective. You have been blessed and privileged to call her your mom all these years. I know she left you with so many wonderful memories that will last you your lifetime! A life well lived which doesn't get better than that! Her legacy lives on in you, her beautiful, loving girls and family!

My sincere and deepest condolences,
Cindy FOTO Foley
Denver, Co

Marie Strickland

January 11, 2018

Eileen, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family. Our consolation is that she is in Heaven walking with the Lord. I'm praying for you and your family.
Love Marie


January 11, 2018

So many wonderful memories I have to treasure of my Aunt Patsy. In my younger years, during the summer months, I spent so much time at your house, you became a second mother. I went on vacations with you and your family. You treated me like one of your girls. As I got older, and we would all sit around drinking the best Rum punch ever and sharing family stories: chasing fire trucks, cooking breakfast, cat on the horn, etc. I will always remember the smile on your face as each of us told our own crazy story. No matter how many times we told the stories, you always laughed. There are so many wonderful memories of you, I can't list them all. You were a special Aunt to me. I will love and miss you dearly.