Blanche LeRay Noriega
Feb. 7, 1929 — Aug. 22, 2011
Blanche LeRay Noriega, 82, a resident of Patterson, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at her home.
She was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Thibodaux, the daughter of Henry LeRay Sr. and Octavia Guillotte. Later in life, she married John Noriega, and he preceded her in death.
Blanche was very devoted to her church, her family and her home. She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed caring for them. She worked for the Sacred Heart Convent for many years.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Allen and husband Timothy of Patterson; one son, James “Tony” Noriega and wife Diane of Houston; four grandchildren, Jennifer Allen and Daniel Allen, both of Patterson, Rhonda Mayon and husband Byron of Patterson, Dr. James A. Noriega and wife Solange of Lafayette; two step-grandchildren, Anthony “Tony” Miller and wife Tammy of Knoxville, Tenn., and Charity Naquin and husband Brian of Bunkie. She also is survived by one half-brother, Henry LeRay and wife Judy of Patterson; and one half-sister, Penny Hernandez and husband Frank of Houma.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Noriega; one grandson, Timothy Wayne Allen; three brothers, Ritney LeRay, Wilmer LeRay and Gilbert LeRay; one sister, Rose Knudsen; one half-brother, Joseph “Ace” LeRay; and one half-sister, JoAnn Lajaunie.
Visitation will take place from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City. Visitation will resume Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Twin City Funeral Home. Blanche will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.