Marie "Melba" Albarado
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October 26, 1923 - September 11, 2013
LAFAYETTE - Marie "Melba" Albarado, 89, was a native and resident of Lafayette. She will be joining in the Heavens her parents Elda Champagne Albarado and Anthony Albarado Sr., her brothers Anthony Albarado Jr., Guilford "Cann" Albarado, Abie "Nuk" Albarado, and infant Vern Albarado, one sister Nabby Albarado and one grandson Kevin Robin. Her spirit however, will live on in us, her two brothers Elwood "Lu-LU" Albarado and Paul "T-Bob" Albarado. Her children Ernest Fontenot & wife Jeanne, Glenda Robin & husband Bill, Sandra Fontenot, Cheryl Fontenot & significant other Williams Lomas, and baby boy Harold Albarado, who was born in New Orleans and placed for adoption during the Great Depression in 1942. Her grandchildren Denise Tally, Dena Tally, Dana Robin Randolph & husband Johnathan, David Forestier Jr. & fiancé Kelly Yockum, Keith Forestier, Rachelle Forestier, and Ashley Forestier Duhon. Her great grandchildren Raven Tally, David Forestier III, Landon Guidry, Noah Tally, Avery Randolph, Jace Forestier, Kalei Spiehler, Hayden Duhon, Adrienne Yockum, and David Forestier IV. Her one niece Peggy Butler & three nephews Shane Albarado, Marcus Albarado, and Dale Albarado. Her many friends, including her nurse Rosie Vincent, whom she adored and was by her side for her final moments. You are our angel… now fly… forever in our hearts.
Published in the The Advertiser on Sept. 14, 2013