Fabia Marie Guillot Ibieta, born on November 2, 1931, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the age of 87. Fabia was born in New Orleans, lived Uptown as a young child, then moved to St. Bernard Parish, where she remained until Hurricane Katrina, when she relocated to Destrehan in St. Charles Parish and resided there until her death. Fabia is survived by her daughter Tanya Ibieta Ory (Paul), her son Juan Bautista Ibieta, III (Julie), her grandchildren, by whom she was lovingly called Mamere: Ann Marie Ory, Maria Ory, Jenna Ibieta, Justin Ibieta, Jake Ibieta, and Danielle Guaraggi Domingue. Fabia was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Bautista Ibieta, Jr., her daughter Tina Davis Guaraggi, her father, Conrad Joseph Guillot, her mother, Rose Simoneaux Guillot, and her brother, Conrad Joseph Guillot, Jr. She is also survived by her dear sisters-in law Gail Barrois Ibieta and Juanita Maria Ibieta Laborde, brother-in-law Maurice Laborde, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Fabia graduated from Arabi High School, attended St. Mary’s Dominican College, and graduated from Soule Business College. Fabia worked as a secretary and bookkeeper, homemaker, and was the co-proprietor of Juan’s Bar, established in 1972, with her husband. She coached girls’ cabbageball and volleyball teams at Vista Park for many years, fondly known as Coach Fay. Fabia was a generous soul, always praying for, and cooking for, her family, friends, and neighbors. She cared for many elderly and infirm family members, never expecting that one day she would be on the receiving end of such care.
Fabia’s family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Joseph Sampognaro, Dr. Stephen Layne, the nurses and staff at East Jefferson Hospital, Stat Home Health, St. Joseph’s Hospice, and to her caregivers from Angel’s Hands for their devoted and compassionate care.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 6, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 13396 River Road, Destrehan, Louisiana, at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be at the Church from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans. Masses preferred. Arrangements are under the direction of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com