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In Memory of

Diana Labiche Broussard

September 2, 1930 - November 26, 2016

Obituary


Diana LaBiche Broussard died on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the age of 86. Native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, until her move to Metairie following Hurricane Katrina.



She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Jasper “Bubba” Broussard, by her parents, Charles Franck LaBiche, Sr., and Mirza “Mamie” Trist LaBiche Burg, and by her brother, Charles Franck LaBiche, Jr.



Dedicated mother of Denise Broussard Sassone, Deborah Broussard Davis, John Ray Broussard, and the late Joseph Francis Broussard. Mother-in-law of Dr. Randolph Sassone, Roland...

Diana LaBiche Broussard died on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the age of 86. Native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, until her move to Metairie following Hurricane Katrina.



She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Jasper “Bubba” Broussard, by her parents, Charles Franck LaBiche, Sr., and Mirza “Mamie” Trist LaBiche Burg, and by her brother, Charles Franck LaBiche, Jr.



Dedicated mother of Denise Broussard Sassone, Deborah Broussard Davis, John Ray Broussard, and the late Joseph Francis Broussard. Mother-in-law of Dr. Randolph Sassone, Roland Davis, Rosemary Chin Broussard, and Mary Hughes Broussard. Grandmother of Charles and Rachel Sassone and Elizabeth, Christopher, Madeleine and Nicholas Broussard.



Mrs. Broussard grew up in Gentilly near her first cousin and childhood best friend, Shirley Valadie Bagert. They were co-leaders of Brownie Troop #93 at St. Frances Cabrini School. She graduated from John McDonogh High School in New Orleans where she was president of the French Club and voted best-dressed, probably partly because of the family’s clothing store, LaBiche’s, but also her inate style. She was a maid in Hermes and Bards of Bohemia Mardi Gras balls.



She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 1951 and remained a Tigers football fan. She went back to school in her 40s and attained a Master of Education in Counselor Education at Louisiana State University in New Orleans in 1972. She was an academic counselor at University of New Orleans for almost two decades in Junior Division and the College of Liberal Arts.



When she took up a hobby, she dedicated herself to it: party planning, cooking, reading, gardening, financial investing. She was a member of the Happy Booker Book Club for about 20 years. Her fellow readers were very dear to her. Also so important to her was a group of ladies from the old St. Frances Cabrini Church neighborhood, originally called the “Monday Night” group, who continue to get together regularly, since no one lives in the neighborhood any more since Katrina.



She was a Saints fan for 50 years and original season ticket holder, and watched the games weekly, even during the painful years.



She was brave and strong in facing whatever medical obstacles were thrown her way.



Diana was a true New Orleanian, and loved to participate in all of its offerings. She lived a long and happy life, was much loved, and will be sorely missed by many.



Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Chapel, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time.



In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Crescent City Farmers Market at crescentcityfarmersmarket.org or New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation at jazzandheritage.org, two organizations that support causes that have been close to Diana’s heart, or to your favorite charity.



Private inurnment at a later date.



To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com