Lloyd Joseph Abadie Sr.

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Lloyd Joseph Abadie, Sr., was called home to be with the Lord at the age of 84 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Ochsner Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by his devoted and beloved wife of 59 years, Almaree Angell Abadie, his daughters Brenda Stoll (John), Elaine Freeman (David), Gwen Bergeron (Randy), Charlene Byrd, and son Lloyd J. Abadie, Jr. (Denese), and a brother Robert J. Abadie, Sr. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles, Sr. and Elsie Abadie, and a brother, Charles Abadie, Jr. He was the loving "Paw Paw" to grandchildren Rebecca (Ross) Michael, Nicholas, Jeffrey (Kelly), Rochelle, Kayla, Curtis, Jeremy (Morgan), Crystal, Zachary, Cherie, Jamie, Jonee, Robert "Ben", Jr., Danielle, Aubrey, Meagan, and great grandchildren Shannon, Brendyn and Gregg. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was born in New Orleans on September 2, 1929 and resided in Metairie, La. for a few years, then River Ridge, La. for the last 40 years. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School and Loyola University with a BCS degree. He was formerly employed by the Whitney National Bank for over 46 years, serving 30 years as Corporate Secretary of the Bank and Secretary-Treasurer of Whitney Holding Corp. retiring in 1993. He was a former member of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received the Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal from Gov. Bobby Jindal. He was a member of the American Legion Metairie Post 175. He was a member of St. Matthew the Apostle Church in River Ridge. He received the Order of St. Louis IX Medallion and the 2004 - 2005 Archdiocesan Al Mendez Rosary Award and was a member of the Radio Rosary Guild. A former President of the St. Matthew the Apostle Holy Name Society, he was currently serving as its Secretary. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, executive board member of St. Matthew Seniors (Joy), and on Mondays he counted the weekend's Mass collections. He received the St. Matthew the Apostle 2008 Worship Award. He was a Charter Member of the National WWII Museum, member of the Audubon Institute and member of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). He enjoyed square dancing, and danced at the Bar-None Saddle-ites and the Sunrise-Sundowners clubs for many years. He enjoyed sports, especially football, baseball, and golf. He was a former member of Colonial Country Club and enjoyed playing golf. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 10021 Jefferson Hwy. River Ridge, La. 70123 on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 11:45 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests Masses or donations be made in his name to the Seelos Center, National Shrine of Blessed Francis X. Seelos, 919 Josephine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Attn. Father Byron Miller, C.Ss.R., Executive Director. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2014
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