Dolores Maria Vial Davila Bonnette, native of Hahnville and 75-year resident of New Orleans, passed away on Feb. 3, 2003. She was 94 years old.
Mrs. Vial is preceded in death by first husband Louis A. Davila, second husband Lance Bonnette, parents Irma Martin Vial and Sheriff Leon C. Vial Sr. and sister Inez Vial Tinney. She is survived by brothers Sheriff Leon C. Vial Jr., James P. Vial Sr., Lester Vial and Charles Vial, sister Marguerite Vial Montz, and nieces and nephews including Dr. David J. Vial, Leon C. Vial III, Dr. Sidney Montz, Celeste Montz Tanner, Irma Vial Brou, Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon, Irma Tinney Dubroca, Shirley Tinney Dubroca, Dr. Lester Vial, Dr. Richard Vial and Dr. Wayne Vial.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Lakelawn Metarie Funeral Home on Feb. 4.
Moise D. Friloux, native of Ama and resident of New Sarpy, passed away on Feb. 25, 2003. He was 78 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian Perilloux Friloux, son Gerard his wife Robbin, son Kim and his wife Phillis, daughter Frances and her husband Steven Mire, daughter Lisa and her husband Lennen Madere, sisters Theresa “Bunny” Petit and Ann Zeringue, brother Timmy Friloux, brother-in-law Larry Perilloux, grandchildren Michelle, Travis and Timmy Mire, Katie, Amy and Allison Friloux and Shelby, Lauryn and Lennen R. Madere. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rene and Louise Roux Friloux, and his brothers, Albert and Harold Friloux.
Mr. Friloux was retired from the Norco Construction Company and served as a SI/C in the Navy aboard the USS Chester during World War II. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion and a parishoner of St. Charles Borromeo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on March 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo in Destrehan.
Abe “Boog” Hamilton, 81, a native and resident of Raceland, passed away on Feb. 1, 2003.
He is survived by one son, Lawrence Hamilton of Patterson; one daughter, Lisa Hamilton of Des Allemands; four stepdaughters, Barbara Folse of Raceland, Bertha Johnson, Eula Thomas and Shirley Martin, all of Thibodaux; two sisters, Rosa Hamilton of Raceland and Mildred Dabney of New Orleans; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Young Hamilton, parents James and Lydia Lewis-Hamilton, brothers Eldred, Samuel and Joseph Stewart, and sisters Elizdia Parker, Oliska Burke, Rebecca Mott and Alice Hamilton.
He was a member of Antioch Baptist church and served on the Deacon Board.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 8 with burial at Morristown Benevolent Cemetery in Raceland.
Humphries Barbara Crooks Dore Humphries passed away on Feb. 2. She is survived by her husband, Hulon E. Humphries; two sons, Aymar J. Dore and Randy Humphries; three daughters, Diane Dore Plaisance, Doris Dore Dugas and Sandra Kinler; two brothers, William Crooks and Johnny Crooks; three sisters, Allie V Campbell, Nobie Wallace and Ramona Crooks; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial was at the St. Charles Mausoleum in Luling.
Brian A. Kaiser, native of Faribalt, Minn. and resident of Norco, passed away on Feb. 26, 2003. He was 80 years old.
He is survived by son Steve and wife Melissa, son Ken and wife Sue, daughter Sharon and husband John Mapes and son Patrick and wife Mary and nine grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Jenny O’Brien Kaiser, and wife Lois McMurry Kaiser.
Mr. Kaiser was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard in World War II, a graduate of Loyola University and retired from Shell Oil with 38 years of service.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on March 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norco.
Lena Busalacchi LaCroix, born October 24, 1899, passed away on Feb. 20, 2003 in Luling. She was 103 years old.
Beloved wife of the late Alphonse A. LaCroix, daughter of the late Gaetano and Frances Busalacchi, sister of the late Thomas, Frank, Salvadore and John Busalacchi and Annie Lasalvo, Mary Ann Cuccia, Mary Lussan and Josephine Gardey. She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
A native of Plaquemine and a resident of St. Charles Parish since 1900, she was devoted to her Catholic religion and had a love of music. She played the organ for St.Anthony’s Catholic Church for 72 years and received the Louis Medallion for her many years of service. She was extremely community minded and had a love for others which led her to spend a quarter of a century of service at St. Charles Parish Hospital. She was the recipient of several awards, including the Veteran's Administration award for her hospital work, St. Charles Parish Rotary Club Citizen of the Year in 1993, J.C. Penny Golden Rule Award in 1996 and was Grand Marshall of the Krewe of Lul in 1997.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to the funeral. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Luling on Feb. 22 Interment was at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Taft.
Christine Nichols Millet passed away on Feb. 3. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Arthur Joseph Millet, daughter Ann Marie Millet, godchild Holly Anita Elizabeth Manasco, sister Sybil Lander, brother Thomas Ray Nichols, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son, Thomas Edward Johnston, sisters Bertha Lee Terrell, Alinie Dixion, Idell Verda, Anita “Billie” Manasco and brother Carl Nichols.
Visitation was held on Feb. 5 and 6 at Alexander Funeral Home of Lutcher, followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in St. Rose.
Florence A. Murphy, a native of Kansas City, Mo. and a resident of LaPlace and Antwerp, Ohio, passed away on Feb. 9, 2003. She was 82 years old.
Mrs. Murphy was a graduate of Angola Tri-State Business College in Indiana, a member of VFW Antwerp Post 5087 and the Wooland Community Church in LaPlace.
She is survived by her son, David Murphy, daughters Colleen Longardner, Linda Alspaugh and Susan Hines, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held on Feb. 15 at Woodland Community Church in LaPlace.
Norman Joseph Robin, a native of Larose and resident of Cut Off, passed away on Feb. 15, 2003. He was 87 years old.
Mr. Robin is survived by his wife, Nora Toups Robin, sons Floyd and Danny Robin, daughters Nellie McBride and Nora Danos, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Edverine Robin, and brothers Vincent III and Eugene Robin.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 17 at Our Lady of Rosary Catholic Church in Larose.
Fred Leroy Stephens, a native of Birmingham, Ala. and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Feb. 23, 2003. He was 87 years old.
Mr. Stephens is survived by his brother, Paul L. Stephens, 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grand children and three great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margurite Cornwell Stephens, parents Zach and Rosalee Johnson Stephens, stepson Leland Stephens, daughter Clara Lee Stephens Candies, brother J.W. Stephens and sister Ruby L. Snyder. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Religious services were held on Feb. 26 at Des Allemands Baptist Church.
Phillip Bobby Tassin, Sr., of Norco, passed away on Feb. 18, 2003 at the age of 57.
Mr. Tassin is preceded in death by his parents, Aurelien V. “Slim” Tassin and Rosalie Tamurello Tassin, and his brother, Kenneth Tassin. He is survived by his wife, Linda Cook Tassin, son Phillip B. Tassin, Jr. and Elaine Tassin Fitzgerald and Theresa Tassin Judd, stepdaughters Barbara Walker Dufrene and Jean Walker Tassin, brother Aurelien V. “A.J.” Tassin, sisters Joanne Tassin Caronna, Diane Tassin, Debra Tassin Waguespack, six grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 20 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan.
Robert Howard Beck, resident of Harvey and former resident of Luling, passed away on March 30, 2003. He was 56 years old.
He is survived by his sons, Lee and Edward Beck, grandchildren Brandy, Eddie, Shelby and Sherri Beck, siblings Mary Beck Newcombe, Chase Mills, Patricia Beck Adams and Michelle Beck Tilyou, aunt Dorothy Beck Bumgarner Bushnell, beloved companion Shirley Williams and her children, nine nephews and six nieces.
A memorial service was held at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home in Harvey on April 2.
Ellis J. Boudreaux, Jr., a native and lifelong resident of Gramercy, passed away on March 30, 2003. He was 55 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Antoinette “Ann” Ockman Boudreaux, son Wade M. Boudreaux, brother Wayne and his wife Caren Boudreax, brother Randy and his wife Pam Boudreaux, sister-in-law Ruth Ockman Sweeny and her husband Jeff, sister-in-law Elma Ockman and brother-in-law Phillip Ockman, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Services were held on April 2 at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Lutcher.
Estelle Adams Comardelle, a native of Gheens and former resident of Des Allemands, passed away on March 23, 2003. She was 84 years old.
Mrs. Comardelle is survived by her sons, Wilton “Strech” Jr., Leslie, Jerry, Richard, Gary and Michael Comardelle, daughters Elma Comardelle Bergeron, Wyonnia Comardelle Romero, Mary Ann Comardelle Pickett and Kathleen Comardelle Rodriguez, sister Josephine Adams Comardelle, 47 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by former husband Wilton Comardelle Sr., parents Antonie Adams Sr. and Josephine Matherne Adams, son Nelton Comardelle, brothers Aldolph, Joseph, Antoine Jr., Fred and Lucian Adams, and sisters Elvere Adams Comardelle and Angelique Adams Cloulee.
A mass of Christian Burial was held on March 25 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands.
Ernest “Sonny” “Bulldog” J. Gaubert passed away on March 14, 2003 at 8:06 a.m. He was 71 years old.
A native and resident of Luling, Mr. Gaubert was a U.S. Navy veteran, retired from Monsanto. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Nell Gendron Gaubert, sons Reginald and Shawn Gaubert, daughter Erith Sanchez, brothers Edward, Richard and Carroll Gaubert, sisters Alma Gaubert, Mable Gaubert, Vivian Gaubert and Enid Gaubert Halibough, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Veronica Naquin Gaubert, daughter Debora Gaubert, brothers Wallace, Raymond and Sylvester “S.J.” Gaubert, sisters Elise Falgout and Mildred Gaubert and one grandchild.
Religious services were held on March 17 at Boutte Assembly of God Church in Luling.
Margaret Lanius Herman, resident of Atlanta, passed away from a short illness on March 9, 2003 at the age of 93.
Mrs. Herman was a resident of Hahnville from 1946 until 1968 and, during those years, was the librarian at Hahnville High School.
She is survived by her son, Heath Herman, and grandchildren Tod and Kim M. Herman, all of Atlanta. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lester H. Herman, and her son, Kent M. Herman.