LOREAUVILLE — A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March, 31, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Loreauville for Mr. Roy Joseph Thibodeaux, 95, who passed absent Friday, March 26, 2021. Interment will be at St. Joseph Memorial Mausoleum in Loreauville. Rev. Barry Crochet will be the celebrant.
A gathering of spouse and children and close friends will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at David Funeral Home in Loreauville. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Visitation will resume on Wednesday from 8 a.m. right up until the time of provider.
Roy Joseph Thibodeaux was born on July 26, 1925, in Breaux Bridge, the tenth of eleven youngsters born to Sylvestre Thibodeaux and Antoinette Cormier.
Roy started out working to aid the household when he was only twelve many years previous. Immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, 16-year-outdated Roy acquired a position at the Delta shipyard in New Orleans developing Liberty ships for the war work. Then, when he turned 18, Roy joined the Military the place he served for two-and-a-fifty percent a long time during Globe War II he was stationed at Guadalcanal, the Philippines and Japan.
Following the war, Roy returned to Louisiana. One night time in 1947, he went to a dance corridor in Breaux Bridge in which he met the love of his existence, Janet Braquet. They fell in adore and acquired married on February 8, 1948.
Roy attended carpentry and cabinet maker college in Lafayette. He was also a vacuum cleaner and sewing machine salesman prior to landing a position with the Point out highway department wherever he was used for 29 decades until retiring for the initial time.
Following his retirement from the State of Louisiana, Roy began working at Bayou Teche H2o Works in Loreauville until his next retirement.
He was a fixture in the Loreauville neighborhood and could generally be viewed at Mass at St Joseph’s Church on Saturday evenings. Supper at the Teche Café often adopted.
Roy cherished his family and he liked his residence, which he assisted to build himself. He relished chopping his grass until eventually he was no lengthier ready to ride his lawnmower.
Roy was preceded in dying by his father, Sylvestre and his mom, Antoinette as properly as his 10 siblings, Lelia, Caleb, Simon, Marie, Hilda, Louise, Laura, Annie, Clayda and Lydia. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Anne.
Roy is survived by his wife of 73 yrs, Janet and their 9 young children, Ricky (Leslie), Rodney (Faye), Mark (Julia), Michael, Kirk (Barbara), Darrel (Anne), Male (Sandra), Ginger (Jimmey) and Ted (Helga). He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and nine fantastic-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be members of the family members.
The family members would like to thank the team of Maison Teche and Hospice of Acadiana for all of their treatment and compassion.
In lieu of bouquets, donation can be built in Mr. Thibodeaux’s honor to Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org.
In get to support keep the local community secure we will honor all Louisiana Mandates. All family members and their visitor are needed to don a deal with masking when at the funeral residence. Thank you for your comprehension during this unprecedented time.
David Funeral Residence of Loreauville, 116 S. Major St., 229-8338, is in charge of the preparations.