Yvonne Marie Labranche Lagasse passed away Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at age 79 at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents Maxine and Joyce Labranche and her brother Maxine Labranche. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 55 years Elton Manard Lagasse, her sons Tommy (Colette), Billy (Meredith), her grandchildren Alex, Jordan, Pierce, Catherine, Bradley and her brother Guy Labranche. A special thank you to Ms. Troy Rosales for your loving care and friendship.
She was a dedicated nurse and instructor at Charity School of Nursing and a school nurse for Jefferson Parish Public School System. Yvonne also held the office of President of the Louisiana School Nurses Organization. She enjoyed playing the piano, gardening, traveling and was an avid painter. Her most cherished time was spent cooking for family and friends. She loved to laugh and have a good time. Her most favorite time of the year was Christmas, where she sang in the choir at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church in River Ridge. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the services at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church in River Ridge on Monday, December 23rd, 2019. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am followed by Words of Remembrance. The Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will follow Mass at Garden of Memories Cemetery at 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at stjude.org.