Obituary: Cecilia Mae (Lambert) Pasqua

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Portrait of Cecilia Mae (Lambert) Pasqua

Cecilia Mae Lambert Pasqua was entrusted into God's loving care Monday, July 31, 2017 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was 71, a long-time resident of Gonzales and native of Brignac born on Jan. 4, 1946. A retired bookkeeper, she ended her career with her true passion working with disabled individuals at COEA, currently The Arc of East Ascension. She had many nicknames including Cee, CC, Cel, Cece, Cecile, Cissy and Peanut. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Amant in her youth. She graduated from St. Amant High School in 1964 and completed business school. She was a founding member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Gonzales where she served with the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Altar Society, Parish Council and CYO. She was also a member of the former St. Amant Park and loved to coach and play softball. She is survived by her two sons, Peter Silas Pasqua and John Joseph Pasqua, both of Gonzales, former husband, Joseph Peter “J.P.” Pasqua, of Gonzales, brothers, Whitney and Margaret Lambert, Marshall Lambert and Patrick and Linda Lambert, brothers-in-law, Les Bourque and Dennis Marchand, sister-in-law, Barbara Lambert and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Silas and Bernadette Lambert, sisters, Fabian and Wildred Kling, Earline and Joseph Lavigne, Vivian Bourque and Joan Marchand, brother, Lloyd Lambert, sisters-in-law, Joycelyn Lambert and Bobbie Lambert, former in-laws, Peter John and Rose Militello Pasqua and M.J. and Vivian Sanchez and former husband, Billy Joseph Sanchez. She loved the outdoors, fishing, cooking, gardening, music, arts, finance, sports, traveling, history, reading and writing and was a fluent speaker of the Cajun French language. She dearly loved her two sons and all of her nieces and nephews and was a Cub Scout den mother. Her life was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at St. Mark Catholic Church with a recitation of the Rosary and visitation followed by a Christian Mass conducted by Rev. Rubin Reynolds before a gathering of family and friends at the Fr. Herculan DeMaria Activity Center. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Kling, Troy Lavigne, Greg Lambert, Boyd Lambert, Paul Bourque and Darren Lee. Mama was an avid fan of the LSU Tigers, New Orleans Saints, East Ascension Spartans, St. Amant Gators and Dallas Cowboys. Arrangements were by Church Funeral Services and Crematory in St. Amant. Contributions may be made to the COPD Foundation in her memory.