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Obituary: Patricia L. Laurents Matthieu – UL Credit Union Staff 1973-2013 – January 15, 2015

Patricia L Matthieu Obituary
Jan. 9, 1945 – Jan. 15, 2015

Patricia L Matthieu

LAFAYETTE ~ Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Mrs. Irving Matthieu, age 70, the former Patricia L. Laurents, who passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence in Lafayette surrounded by family.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette. The Rev. Gary Schexnayder, pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette, will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Matthieu was a native and lifelong resident of Lafayette. She was employed at University of Louisiana at Lafayette for 40 years, retiring as CEO of the Credit Union. She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette.

Survivors include her loving husband of 51 years, Irving Matthieu of Lafayette; two sons, Eric Matthieu and companion, Brenda Credeur Richard of Lafayette, Christopher Matthieu and wife, Melanie, of Cypress, TX; one daughter, Melissa M. Robichaux and husband, Shane, of Lafayette; seven grandchildren, Krystle Robichaux Broussard and husband, Jacob, Holden Robichaux and fiancée, Telly, Jacob Matthieu, Kolby Broussard, Megan Matthieu, Justin Richard, Blake Richard; one great grandchild, Wyatt Shane Broussard; two sisters, Linda Savoy and Donna Laurents, both of Lafayette; and one brother-in-law, Benny Comeaux of Lafayette.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph Laurents and the former Doris Guidry, both natives of Lafayette; and one sister, Gertrude Lynn Comeaux.

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday and will continue from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Eric Matthieu, Christopher Matthieu, Jacob Matthieu, Jacob Broussard, Kolby Broussard, Shane Robichaux and Holden Robichaux.

The Matthieu family would like to extend special thanks to the wonderful caregivers, Patsy Arcenaux and Tamara Taylor, the staff at Nursing Specialties, and would especially like to express their gratitude to her dearest friend, Barbara Power.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

Athletic Network Footnote:

Melanie Riedl, CUCE, sent the AN this announcement from when Patsy retired in December, 2013.

ULFCU President and CEO Retires
It is with our deepest and sincerest gratitude that we announce the retirement of Patricia L. Matthieu.
Patricia ‘Patsy’ Matthieu has been with the UL Federal Credit Union for the past 40 years.  Patsy began her tenure at the credit union in 1973 as a receptionist and office clerk in a small office inside one of the buildings on the UL Lafayette Campus.  She has seen that small office turned in to a full service stand alone location and was instrumental in each and every aspect of the growth of the credit union.
Her hard work and dedication over the years have been a shining light to everyone who has ever worked with her or for her.
In 1979, she became a loan officer and assistant manager for the credit union, serving in that capacity until 2003, at which time, she was promoted to President and CEO.
She is a 1962 graduate of Teurlings High School and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana for Business.
She has raised 3 children with her husband of 50 years, Irving Matthieu and they have 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Patsy was inducted into the Louisiana Credit Union Hall of Fame this past August at the Louisiana Credit Union League Annual Convention.

Announcement on the UL Federal Credit Union website:

Patsy Matthieu 

Jan 9, 1945 – Jan 15, 2015 

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Patricia ‘Patsy’ Matthieu. She was with the credit union for 40 years and will be missed dearly.

Please keep her and her family in your prayers at this time. 



 Peace, Ed Dugas