Alfred Joseph LaCoste

Alfred Joseph LaCoste

September 9, 1936 – October 3, 2021

Alfred Joseph LaCoste, a longtime resident of Patterson, passed away unexpectedly with his loving wife by his side at the age of 85 on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.

Alfred was born on September 9, 1936 on a houseboat on Bayou Chene. He was the tenth of twelve children born to Clarence and Cecilia LaCoste. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who absolutely adored his family. Alfred worked the majority of his life on the water. As a deckhand in his youth to ultimately attaining his captain’s license, Alfred worked all over the world. He was a true outdoorsman and an avid fisherman and hunter. A parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson, he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Patterson Council 1710. Some of his favorite pastimes included whittling, creating all types of treasures, wood working, working in his yard, and especially time spent with those he loved. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his wife of 56 years, Barbara Plaisance LaCoste; their daughter, Tina LaCoste Pousson and her husband Bart; his grandchildren, Stephen Pousson and his wife Gennifer and Ross Pousson; his brother, Burlin LaCoste and his wife Mabel; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence LaCoste and Cecilia Aucoin LaCoste; and ten siblings, Elmer LaCoste, Sylvester LaCoste, Elvina Holt, Ellen Falls, Adam LaCoste, Ellis LaCoste, Nelson LaCoste, David LaCoste, Clarence LaCoste Jr., and Arthur LaCoste.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 7, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson during a 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Following, he will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Herb Bennerfield will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services. Musical selections will include Here I Am Lord, Psalm 23, On Eagles Wings, You Are Mine, Old Rugged Cross, and I Call You To My Father’s House, with Manny Carlino as organist and vocals by members of the St. Joseph Choir. Serving as pallbearers will be Bart Pousson, Stephen Pousson, Ross Pousson, Ron Roy, Brian LaCoste, and Donny Toups. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6th, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m., led by Ann Murray. No public visitation will be held Thursday.

Family and friends may view the obituary online by visiting and are encouraged to share their condolences, cherished memories, love, and support for the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 3957873.

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