Mother of former Governor Kathleen Blanco passes away

Lucille Babineaux passed away at her home on September 19, 2022 at the age of 102.
Lucille Babineaux passed away at her home on September 19, 2022 at the age of 102.(The Babineaux family)
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 12:51 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 8:47 AM CDT
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NEW IBERIA, La. (WAFB) - Lucille Freemin Babineaux, mother of former Governor Kathleen Blanco, has died at the age of 102.

Officials said she passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home on Monday, September 19.

Babineaux is survived by her many children and grandchildren.

She graduated from Mt. Carmel Academy in New Iberia. Until her death, she was the oldest living alumnus of the school.

Funeral services are set to take place at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Iberia at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 26. Doors are scheduled to open at 8 a.m.

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