Lucille Robichaux McCabe

Lucille Robichaux McCabe, 88, went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin P. McCabe; mother, Agnes Marie Estopinal; father, Albert Robichaux; brothers, Stanley Robichaux and Alfred Robichaux.  She is survived and fondly remembered by her son, Bret McCabe (Christine McCabe); daughter, Lori McCabe Heaphy (Alden Heaphy); 4 grandsons, Shane McCabe (Heather McCabe), Briggs McCabe, Alden Tyler Heaphy, and Britain Heaphy; 3 nieces, Cynthia Cavin, Kim Price, Michelle Carter; 1 nephew, Michael Robichaux; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

Lucille was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish, before settling in Lafayette, LA. In her earlier years she enjoyed working as a secretary for the Civil Service. Lucille McCabe received a certificate in “Employee Relations and Office Procedures” from Delgado Trades and Technical Institute in 1958. She also won the Louisiana State Spelling Bee in 1938 when she was in the Third Grade.

Lucille loved the Lord, and was a sweet, kind soul, who never had an unkind word about anyone.  She truly enjoyed the simple pleasures throughout her life. She was well loved and a devoted wife, mother and caregiver to many. She will always be remembered for her loyalty and dedication to her friends and family, her caring and loving spirit, her smile and laughter. She was our pillar of courage and strength and a wonderful example of kindness and love. She will be deeply missed by us all.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., followed by a funeral Mass in Lucille’s memory beginning at 3:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes prayers and donations to Hospice Compassus, 610 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70503.

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