Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for, Robbie Ann Pitre Briley, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Reverend James Brady will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Peter Cemetery in Grand Prairie, LA.
Mrs. Briley, age 83, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Robbie worked as a nurse at Opelousas General Health System for many years. Following her dedicated service as a nurse she continued her caregiving an opened “Robbie’s Daycare”. She enjoyed taking care of others especially her children; whether it be her own or those of her daycare. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time at the casino and cooking for her family and friends. She will be truly missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughters, Marlyn Goutro and husband, Nathan Goutro, Sr., Joan Briley and Patrice Montgomery; her sons, Lonnie and Scott Briley. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lionel Briley; her parents, Henry and Ivy Pitre; her brothers, Curtis and Mervin Pitre and her son-in-law, William “Bill” Montgomery.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Briley, Scott Briley, Nathan Goutro, Jason Morris and Brent Villemarette.
The family requests visitation be held from 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017, at Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. A rosary will be prayed by Reverend Austin Leger at 7:00 p.m. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday until 1:30 p.m.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of our sweet Mrs. Robbie. She took such wonderful care of Megan and Logan. They were taught such great lessons of manners, sharing and picking up after themselves by Mrs. Robbie - so much more than a daycare. Mrs. Robbie was like a third Grandmother to our babies - and there's not a greater compliment than that! A truly wonderful, very loving lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with yall. Love, Pat & Lonnie Perry
Pat PerryOPELOUSAS, LA
So very sorry for your loss. This beautiful Lady had to be amazing . Part of her family is part of mine and they are some of the most precious people I've ever known. My love and prayers are with you all .
Elsie ParrMuncie, IN
So deeply saddened by the loss of my very dear friend Mrs. Robbie. She meant so much to my family, especially Jonah. She will be remembered as an example of love and selflessness. She provided extraordinary care for so many children and will be greatly missed.
Beth StellyOpelousas, LA
Robbie and I worked together at Opelousas General Hospital when I was there from 1973-1978. She was a very nice lady, good friend and coworker. My prayers and condolences are extended to family and friends. Prayers and RIP Robbie.
Donald L. WybleOpelousas, LA
I'm sorry for your lost. I hope you and your family are well.
Sean MouretDurango, CO
Marlyn, Joan, Patrice, Scott and Lonny, your mother was an amazing woman! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Arleen
Arleen C. DoucetOpelousas, LA