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Agnes "Scotty" Maraist Broussard

August 17, 1932 — April 13, 2024

New Iberia

Agnes "Scotty" Maraist Broussard

Agnes Vera "Scotty" Maraist Broussard 

August 17, 1932 – April 13, 2024

 

An adored wife, beloved mother, and devoted grandmother and great-grandmother, Scotty was cherished by her large family and many friends.  Known for her legendary, vivacious parties, gracious hosting abilities, and heavenly cooking, Scotty turned every gathering into a celebration and truly embodied “laissez les bons temps rouler.”

 

Scotty is preceded in death by her devoted husband of seventy years Dr. Lawrence O. “L.O.” Broussard, Jr., her sister Mercedes Editha “Dede” Maraist Cuccia, and her parents Agnes Vera Blaise Maraist and Wade Joseph Maraist. Through her father, Scotty was a proud direct descendant of one of New Orleans’ first settlers.

 

Scotty and L.O. were blessed with five children: Cathy Bienvenu of Lafayette, LA; Larry Broussard (Oksana) of Savannah, GA; Betsy Fredericks (Eddie) of Fredericksburg, TX; Susan Broussard (Kieran Hannon) of Santa Monica, CA; and Anne Belyea (Richard) of Laguna Beach, CA.  

 

Affectionately called “Mimi and Pops,” the pair also had eight grandchildren: Todd Bienvenu (Hannah Rowan) of Brooklyn, NY; Kyle Bienvenu (Virginia Arrigucci) of Newark, NJ; Lise Bienvenu-Matival (Ben Matival) of Gava Mar, Spain; Melanie Hope (Rick Streaker) of Charlotte, NC; Melissa Page (Gordon) of Spicewood, TX; Gordon Belyea (Kaitlin) of Lafayette, CO; Natalie Belyea of San Francisco, CA; and August Broussard of Seattle, WA; and six great-grandchildren: Liz Hope, Solomon Hope, William Page, Thomas Page, Henri Matival, and Cyan Bienvenu.

 

Scotty was born in New Orleans and raised in nearby Algiers and carried a lifelong affinity for the charm of her hometown.  Scotty graduated from Behrman High School before obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in education from the present-day University of Louisiana, Lafayette.  She and L.O. returned to New Orleans for L.O.’s medical school, where Scotty taught kindergarten and had her first four children.   After a stint on Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Florida for L.O. to serve out his G.I. Bill, the family settled in New Iberia.  Scotty maintained a lively social calendar and was an avid bridge and tennis player, as well as active in the Medical Auxiliary, Ft. Nightly, Krewe of Andalusia, and her beloved New Iberia community.  Her love for others radiated through her cooking, often gravitating toward traditional Louisiana and French cuisine.  Once her children were grown, Scotty formalized her innate design eye and returned to school for a Bachelor’s in interior design in 1996, which she used to design her home.  (She designed her family home in New Iberia before receiving her degree.) A true creative, Scotty was also a lover of the arts, an artist herself, and had a strong affinity for design, architecture, fashion, and supporting other artists. She also became an antique dealer opening One Duperier Oaks Antiques with pieces she sourced directly from England and France.  Scotty and L.O. were avid domestic and international travelers, often for L.O. to expand his medical knowledge on trips with other physicians.  Scotty maintained a strong appreciation for history, especially that of Louisiana, and was involved with the Bayou Teche Museum and George Rodrigue Museum.

 

More than anything, Scotty will be remembered as a proud wife, mother, and grandmother.  She had an infectious charm, indistinguishable elegance, a determined spirit, and a generous heart.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to: St. Francis Diner, Attention: Juanita Lewis, P.O. Box 9106, New Iberia, LA 70562 [Tel. (337) 369-3362]; or to Disch-Declouet Social Service Center, 432 Bank Ave, New Iberia, LA 70560 [Tel. (337) 369-6384]

 

A memorial Mass will be held this summer to celebrate her life.


Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331).

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