Marjorie Rita Landry, native of Patterson and long-time resident of south Lafourche, passed away peacefully in her home in Cut Off on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
She graduated from Patterson High School in 1953 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and her Master of Education from Nicholls State University. Marjorie was a teacher and librarian in Lafourche Parish Schools during her entire 33-year career, living in the Teacherage, which is now listed in the National Historic Register.
An avid quilter, Marjorie shared her talents with friends, family, and the Larose Civic Center, nurturing the French Food Festival and its Country Store from their inception. She completed another successful year only weeks ago. She committed thousands of hours to the Bayou Civic Club and was an original member of the committee that produced Down the Bayou. She was inducted into the Bayou Civic Club Hall of Fame in 2001.
She had a passion for history and local heritage, volunteering for many years with the Bayou Lafourche Folk Life and Heritage Museum and at the archives of the Allen J. Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Lydia Landry, and her sister, Alice Mae Landry Rabalais.
Marjorie is survived by her sister, Gail Landry Hays, of Fairhope, AL; four nieces, Lea Ellis of Angola, LA, Jane Bates of Zachary, LA, Suzanne Altaan of McKinney, TX, and Mamie Thompson of Ada, OK; one nephew, Conrad Rabalais of Vicksburg, MS, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral is under the direction of Falgout Funeral Home.
Visitation is at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Larose from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and funeral mass is at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 22. Interment is at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Patterson.
Posted on Wed, November 19, 2014
by The Lafourche Gazette