Rosalie “Busky” Broussard Roy was born on February 1, 1938, in New Iberia, Louisiana. She died on July 31, 2022, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana after a brief illness.
Busky was raised on Corinne Street in New Iberia by her paternal grandparents, Noah and Adelia Broussard, whom she loved dearly. She graduated from New Iberia High School and matriculated to SLI (now UL Lafayette) where she earned a degree in Education. She worked as an elementary teacher for the Iberia Parish School System for 20 years.
Busky is survived by five children, Leon E. Roy, III, Sally Elizabeth Bernard (Scott), Thomas Moore Roy (Jessica), Robert Deblanc Roy and Clara Adelia Strohe (Tommy); grandchildren Leon Roy, IV, Sarah Beth Bernard, Molly Bernard, Lilly Bernard, Thomas Roy, Jr. (Chloe) Abigail Roy Schwing (Joshua), Jacob Roy (Olivia), Ruth Roy Cormier (Luke), Lydia Roy, Bethany Roy, Rebecca Roy Regan (Timothy), Robert Roy Jr., Catherine Roy, Matthew Roy, Lauren Rose Roy, Allison Roy LaBiche (Whitney), Emily Clara Leleux, Thomas Strohe, III, Caroline Strohe Wampold (Evan) and Patrick Strohe; 6 great-grandchildren; and stepsiblings Evelyn Gail Smith, Relius J. Broussard Jr., Jo Ann Breaux, Toni Marie Valenti, Ruth Renee Guidry, Barry Trim, Neal Trim, Leon Trim, Jr., Jean Trim Babin, and Maxine Trim Louviere.
Busky was predeceased in death by her parents, Relius “Chink” Broussard and Elaina Trim; her stepmother, Aline Broussard; stepfather, Leon “Pill” Trim; stepbrother, Glenn David Trim, Jr. and her former husband, Leon E. Roy, Jr.
To know Busky was to love her, she was witty, humble, kind and had the most gorgeous heart. She was never boastful or proud. Busky watched Catholic Mass daily and prayed without ceasing. She instilled in her children a devotion to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Busky was a pure example of the beatitudes and her faith in Jesus Christ was immense, immeasurable. When faced with difficulties her daughters immediately ask “What would Busky do?” Following her example assures them they are aligned with the Christian faith.
Visitations will be held at Pellerin Funereal Home in New Iberia on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 9:00 AM, with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 10:00 AM. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church during an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Following, Busky will be laid to rest in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Father Ed Degeyter will be the Celebrant for the Mass.
Pallbearers include Thomas Strohe, III, Patrick Strohe, Robert Roy, Jr., Matthew Roy, Jacob Roy, and Thomas Roy, Jr.
The family would like to thank Camelot of Broussard for providing such a comfortable, supportive home for their mother over the past years. Camelot extended loving, personal care that both Busky, and her family, appreciated deeply.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please consider donations in Busky’s memory to Catholic Charities of Acadiana PO Box 3177 Lafayette, Louisiana 70502. (donation contact: Laila@CatholicCharitiesAcadiana.org)
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331)