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Death of Gail Savoie, wife of UL Lafayette President, Dr. Joseph Savoie

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Gail Savoie, wife of UL Lafayette President Dr. Joseph Savoie, has died at age 67.

The University announced Savoie’s passing in a social media post on Sunday afternoon, saying she died on June 12, 2022 “after a long illness.”

In a statement to campus, Dr. Savoie remembered his wife of 44 years as “a proud ambassador for his alma mater” and his “greatest cheerleader.”

“My family and I are grateful for your thoughts of support during this difficult time,” Savoie said. “Gail loved her college family, and so did we.”

Funeral services are pending under the direction of Delhomme Funeral Home in Lafayette. You can read Dr. Savoie’s full statement here, and you can find his obituary here.

In lieu of flowers, the Savoie family is requesting that memorial contributions be made to the Savoie Family Scholarship Fund, c/o The UL Lafayette Foundation, PO Box 44290, Lafayette, LA 70504.


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