Marion Bienvenu Robichaux, 80, of Orange, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Reverend Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., on Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Robichaux was born July 26, 1931, in St. Martinville, LA to Wilmer and Lena (Domingues) Bienvenu. She retired after teaching with West Orange Cove School District for many years and was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where she participated in the St. Mary Altar Society and Catholic Daughters. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Service League of Orange and she loved to play Bridge and garden. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jim Robichaux, and is survived by her daughter, Susan Tharp and husband, David of Grapevine; sons, John Robichaux and wife, Sue of Aiken, SC, and Alan Robichaux and wife, Joan of Wichita, KS. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Kimberly, Chad, Kristina, Kyle and Austin; two great grandchildren, Alithea and Neena; brother, Wilmer Bienvenu, Jr. and sister, Ellen LeBlanc. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, 912 W Cherry Ave, Orange, TX 77630.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 21, 2012