Marjorie "DeeDee" Abadie passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. She was 78, a native of Plaquemine and resident of Vacherie for most of her life. Ms. Abadie was a retired cafeteria worker for St. James Parish schools and a lifelong parishioner of St. Philip Catholic Church. Ms. Abadie was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Abadie Sr. and Alice Tregre Abadie; aunt and uncle, Elma "Ma" and Florian Tassin; and brothers, Louis Abadie Jr. and Lawrence Abadie. She is survived by her sisters, Kathleen and husband Raymond "Peanut" Chauvin, of Vacherie, Helena "Sis" Boudreaux, of Metairie, Verena Gulotta, of Plaquemine, Melba Langlois, of River Ridge, and Lorraine Haydel, of Atlanta; cousins, Jerry, Daphne and Claire Tassin; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. Ms. Abadie was a member of Catholic Daughters of America and Court St. Philip Catholic Daughters 1504. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of Riverlands Community Care Center of Lutcher and River Regions Hospice of River Ridge. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral Mass at St. Philip Catholic Church, 1175 La. 18, Vacherie, Friday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow in St. Philip's Mausoleum, Vacherie. Visitation will be at the church Friday morning after 8:30 a.m. until Mass time. Family and friends may offer condolences online at www.hcalexanderfh.com. H.C. Alexander Funeral Home of Lutcher is in charge of arrangements. Information (985) 869-5553.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com on Sept. 22, 2010