Jessie Bergeron Brupbacher, dedicated daughter of God - loving daughter, sister, wife and mother - passed onto eternal life on October 5, 2020, at the age of 82. Jessie is survived by her husband, Glendal Brupbacher, Sr.; her four children, Glendal “Wade” Brupbacher, Jr., Jessica Brupbacher Anderton, Heidi Brupbacher Sweeney, Jared Brupbacher, Sr. and her brother Woodrow Bergeron, Jr. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Jared Grady, Paul and William Anderton, Ruby and Jared Brupbacher, Jr. and Nickolas Sweeney. As instilled in her by her parents Stella and Woodrow Bergeron, Jessie forever inspired in her relatives and children a deep conviction to faith, family and service. Exemplified in her professional career in education, beginning at Behrman High School in Algiers and then spanning 40 years at Tulane University Medical Center, she deeply believed in the importance of contributing one’s life to the assistance and education of our fellow citizens and improvement of our local New Orleans community. Owing to her deep faith and firm footing in our Catholic church, she retired from her professional calling in education in 2005 to enter service at St. Patrick’s Church in New Orleans, where she remained a devoted assistant to the church until 2014. Thanks to our loving wife, mother and sister our shared memories of warm, festive, Cajun-Italian family holidays, yearly St. Joseph’s altar celebrations and invaluable New Orleans Catholic high school education, experiences and life lessons will live on forever in our hearts. Our experiences and relationships - and most importantly our shared faith and dedication to our family and communities - are the fruits of her loving, selfless labor to ensure that we knew and carried forward the values of faith, family and service. Our world is a better place for her being here with and for us all – still here in spirit and communion – always.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 17, 2020 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please practice social distancing and wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charitable organization such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Paralyzed Veterans of America or the Vietnam Veterans of America. God bless and thank you.