Joseph P. "Pat" Monroe, Jr. died peacefully on April 19, 2013 at the age of 81, with his beloved wife of 58 years and his four loving children at his bedside. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Percy Monroe, Sr. and Velma Legendre Monroe, and his brother, Robert J. Monroe. He is survived by his devoted wife, Joy Mary Broas Monroe; his loving children, Shawn P. Monroe (Dianne) of Metairie, Laura E. Monroe of Baton Rouge, Blair J. Monroe of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and George Clayton Monroe of Metairie; his grandchildren, Kimberly and Stacy Monroe; his great grandchild Kaleb Fricke; and sister Marjorie M. Colomb of Baton Rouge. A native of New Orleans, he was a graduate of Jesuit High School and Tulane
University. He was a resident of Covington for 25 years where he was Senior Vice President of First National Bank of St. Tammany Parish, a New York Stock Exchange Representative, and was a President of the Bank Administration Institute of Greater New Orleans. During his lifetime, Pat was involved in many civic organizations, including President of The Greater Mandeville Chamber of Commerce, Fire Commissioner of the St. Tammany 4th Ward Fire District, member of the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club
and Lyons Club, President of the Riverwood Improvement Association, Fire Chief of the Riverwood Volunteer Fire Department and an active parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Church and School. Upon retirement, he returned to Metairie and was involved in various charitable organizations. At the time of his death, Pat was President of the J. Edgar Monroe Foundation and Co-Founder and President of the Smart Boys Club. A devoted Catholic, he was a participant of the Manresa Retreat for the past 27 years and a member of the St. Angela Merici Catholic Church. During the last years of Pat's life, we wish to acknowledge the wonderful and compassionate care provided by Joyce Harrison, Patricia Butler and Elaine Miles. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd (in Metairie Cemetery) on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Volunteers of America of Metairie or Lighthouse for the Blind of New Orleans. To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.