Opelousas- A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on November 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Landry Catholic Church to honor the life of, Patrick Murray Labbe; who died on Monday, October 8, 2018 at his residence. As a final unselfish act of kindness, Murray's wish was to donate his body to the LSU School of Medicine in order to further medical research to benefit others.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Kathleen Charles Labbe; his four sons, Ted Labbe (Melinda) of Opelousas, LA, Barry Labbe (Joan) of League City, TX, Bryan Labbe (Gina) of Opelousas, LA, and Kevin Labbe (Lori) of Sunset, LA; fourteen grandchildren, Amanda Labbe Menard, Caitlyn Labbe, Cody Labbe, Drew Labbe, Sarah Labbe, Kyle Labbe, Emily Labbe Pitre, Jacob Labbe, David Labbe, Evan Labbe, Shelby Labbe, Cassie Labbe, and Christian Labbe; four great-grandchildren, Addy Lachney, John and Thomas Pitre, and Beckham Robin; two sisters, Jenunita L. Richard and Nell L. Boudreaux, and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Seth Patrick Labbe; his parents, Carlton and Mary Labbe; one sister, Anna Lois L. Cary, and brothers-in-law, Paul J. B. Richard and John Broussard.
Murray was born on May 18, 1938 in Lewisburg, Louisiana. He was a graduate of Opelousas High School. Murray was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. The majority of his career was spent working at Cary Iron Works where he often traveled to foreign countries as part of his job. He later worked as a truck driver for DSI and Trimax where he received many awards not only for his impeccable driving record but also his professionalism on the job.
He was a humble and generous man who dearly loved his family and always looked forward to Saturday nights when he and his wife cooked for the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many times a host of other relatives and friends as well. Murray was a gentle and kind man who never met a stranger; a true friend to all he crossed paths with. He was always willing to help anyone in need of his help and talents. He will certainly be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
If anyone wishes to send a memorial gift, a donation in his name can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Murray and Kathleen were always avid and generous supporters of St. Jude's.
Kathleen so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your boys. Take care of yourself.
Carolyn Wilson CoburnOpelousasLa, LA
Barry and Joan:
We are all so sorry for this huge loss in y’all ’ lives.. I have heard of Saturday night suppers at the Labbe’s for as long as I’ve known you guys. What an amazing legacy of love and family he has left to you all to continue. May you and the kids find the comfort and strength you need at this difficult time. Will be keeping you close in thoughts and prayer. Love you all so much.
Kiki and the Overstreet gang
Kristie OverstreetPrairieville, LA
Melinda, we were so sorry to hear about the death of your father-in-law. Just know that you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers
Patsy ChampagneParks, LA
My dear friend Ted, sorry to hear that you lost your dad. My condolences to you and all your family. May you find comfort in all the memories created through the years. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tommy RobinCharlotte, NC
Sorry for your loss. Such a nice man ,he did a great job with his beautiful family. Praying for all of you.
Rhonda ManuelVille Platte, LA
Ted, so sorry to hear about your loss! May your dad Rest In Peace with our Loving God!!
Patty Soileau(Camp Bluebird)Washington, LA
🙏🏻 A Note of Sympathy 🙏🏻
for The Labbe Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around the family & provide comfort at this difficult time.
Cherish all the sweet memories of Mr. Murray.
Gary & Cheryl Coburn
Gary & Cheryl CoburnPalmetto, LA
Kathleen and family I’m so sorry for your loss! Will alwYs remember Murray as a kind and generous man. May he Rip🙏🙏🙏
John and Norma WybleOpelousas, LA
Condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with the family
Sandy SoileauWashington, LA
Kathleen and family. I was so very sorry to hear about your loss!! He was such a sweet and humble man. Prayers for all of you
Cindy HollierOpelousas, LA
So very sorry for your loss. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss his wry sense of humor on Friday evenings at Kings
Sherri LandryOpelousas, LA