Opelousas- A Funeral Service will be held for Connie Schwartzenburg Benoit at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019, in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas. Deacon Sammy Diesi will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery in Opelousas.
Mrs. Connie, age 63, a resident of Washington, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 1, 2019 after a valiant fight with cancer. Connie was the parish administrator for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington for many years and enjoyed her job greatly. She was loved by her community. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Connie was adored by her husband, Curt Benoit and her children, Nicole Beebe (Jake) of Lafayette, Courtney Ronquillo (Matt) of Lafayette and Alex Benoit (Megan) of Pueblo, CO; sisters, Becky Tucker (Dan) of Opelousas, Jenny Ledoux (Leonard) of Opelousas, Patsy Bullara (Jimmy) of Opelousas and Peggy Schwartzenburg Bambrick of Washington; brothers, Carl Schwartzenburg (Pat) of Opelousas. Connie was so very proud of her grandchildren, Brad, Chad and Gabe Benoit, Grace Ford, Collin Petkus and Aidan Beebe.
Connie is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Henry Ethel “Sis” Schwartzenburg; brother Donald Schwartzenburg; and sister in law Kathleen Schwartzenburg
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. A rosary service will be prayer at 1:45 p.m. by Deacon Sammy Diesi.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Connie's sister Peggy Schwartzenburg Bambrick, Jennifer Fontenot, Jan Olman, and the staff at the Cancer Center of Acadiana, MD Anderson Cancer Center and the ICU Unit at Opelousas General Hospital.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.