Shirley LeMaire Obituary

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Shirley Cecile LeMaire

December 14, 1925 - April 26, 2013
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Miss Shirley LeMaire, 87, at Saint Peter's Catholic Church on Saturday May 4th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Charles Langlois will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum. Visitation will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home starting at 9:00 a.m. with the Rosary to be recited at 11:00 a.m. A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Shirley graduated from New Iberia High School, attended SLI for one year, and graduated from Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in 1946. While at Hotel Dieu, she was selected to be a member of the US Cadet Nurse Corps. After graduation,...
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Miss Shirley LeMaire, 87, at Saint Peter's Catholic Church on Saturday May 4th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Charles Langlois will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home starting at 9:00 a.m. with the Rosary to be recited at 11:00 a.m.

A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Shirley graduated from New Iberia High School, attended SLI for one year, and graduated from Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in 1946. While at Hotel Dieu, she was selected to be a member of the US Cadet Nurse Corps. After graduation, she worked as a private duty nurse until she joined the staff of Dauterive Hospital where she worked for forty-three years. During her nursing career, she received many awards including Nurse of the Year, Employee of the Year, and had a nursing scholarship named in her honor. Hospital Administrator, Robert Woodring, wrote about Shirley "No one is a stranger to Miss Shirley. No one is a bother to Miss Shirley. She always seems to have some time and love to share with others!" Shirley was also involved with and volunteered for many civic organizations. She was a charter member and past president of The American Women's Business Association, and was named Woman of the Year in 1980 and 2002. She was a life-long blood donor, volunteered for the Council on Aging, and belonged to the American Heart Association and AARP. She loved traveling, writing poetry, and especially enjoyed her creative writing class. In addition to her civic involvement, she was a lector at Saint Peter's Church for many years. She was also an active member of the Lay Carmelites and received the Marion Award for her various religious activities.

Survivors include her nieces, Mary Dell Roberts, Elizabeth Moore and her husband Robert, and Lily Roberts; nephew, Mark Roberts, seven great- nieces and nephews; and a great-great niece and nephew. We will all miss her wit, her wisdom, and her love.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, C. Dudley and Myrtle LeMaire; infant brother, C. Dudley LeMaire Jr.; sister, Ouida May Roberts; brother-in-law, William J. Roberts Sr.; and nephew William J. Roberts Jr.

Pallbearers will be Roland Theriot, Ray Flores, Joseph Moore, Anthony Corkern, Daniel Roberts, Brian Domingue, and Brian Danos.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Captain Lindsay Roberts and Chad Smith.

Special thanks to Dr. Carl Ditch and staff, Acadian Home Health, Heart of Hospice (Especially Allison Cantrall, Elaine Bourda, and Amanda Perret), her Eucharistic Ministers Mrs. Virgie Marshall, and Dr. Michael Halphen. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to Debra Hill, Sheila Romero and all of her wonderful caregivers for their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , 2750 Lake Villa Drive, Suite 203, Metairie, LA 70002.

To view on-line obituary and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

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