New Iberia ~ Patricia McNamara LeBlanc died Friday, December 10, 2004, at Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia. She was 63.
A Vicksburg native, Mrs. LeBlanc was a retired director of nursing at Dauterive Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her father, Patrick J. McNamara, and her nephew, John P. Hebler.
Survivors include her husband, Mervin LeBlanc of New Iberia; her mother Mary Ruth DeRossette McNamara of Vicksburg; five sisters, Martha Shelley McNamara of Aliquippa, PA, Maggie Husted of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Alice Hebler and Maureen Nichols, both of Vicksburg, and Laura Guillot of Harahan, LA; three brothers, Mike McNamara of Clear Lake Shores, TX, Pat McNamara, Jr. of Jackson and Arthur McNamara of Chicago; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11:a.m. Monday at Evangeline Funeral Home in Delcambre, LA, and at Our Lady of the Lake Mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 2 until 10 p.m. today at Evangeline Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Memoriam to our classmate Patsy McNamara LeBlanc
Born May 7, 1941, Patricia Elizabeth was the first child of Pat and Mary Ruth (DeRossette) McNamara. Being the eldest, Patsy was greatly admired by her eight siblings. She began her studies in nursing at Mercy Hospital just after high school. She then moved to Louisiana, settling in Delcambre where she met and married Mervin LeBlanc. The couple later moved to New Iberia where Pat rose through the ranks from surgical technician to Director of Nursing at Dauterive hospital over the course of her career. She obtained her B. S. N. from University of Southwestern Louisiana and later worked as an instructor to senior nursing students. She also attended University of Texas doctoral nursing program. She retired from nursing in the year 2000. Her time was then spent volunteering at the local library and making frequent visits to New Orleans for cultural events. She was an avid support of the New Orleans Museum of Art. She died at the young age of 63. Pat (as she liked to be called) lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. She loved to travel and experience anything new. Her employees at Dautrieve Hospital remember her as fun and loving. When she was in the hospital during her final illness, the nurses made sue only those who had worked for "Ms. Pat" cared for her. They noted her devotion to quality are and dedication to her employees. (Submitted by Maureen M. Nichols)
First picture is of Patsy with her Mother. Patsy. Patsy with her sister Laura Guillot and Patsy again with her Mother. The last picture is she with her husband Mervin.