Arthur James LeBreton, Sr.|
Lafayette - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church for Arthur James LeBreton, Sr., who died peacefully in the comfort of his home on September 14, 2013, with his loving wife by his side. Visitation will be at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home beginning Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a rosary prayer at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday morning from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow the mass at Fountain Memorial Cemetery.
Arthur was born in New Orleans on November 28, 1931 to Guy J. LeBreton Sr. and Marietta Marie Schneidau LeBreton. He was raised in Metairie, LA and served a short time in the United States Coast Guard Reserves. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1955 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. After graduation, Arthur worked for Halliburton as a field engineer in Venice, LA. He was later assigned to field work in Lake Charles and Houma as he became a District Superintendent. Arthur was transferred to Lafayette in 1970 and was the District Manager who supervised the construction and opening of Halliburton's Lafayette office on Southpark Road. He was well respected by his employees and retired in 1993 after 38 years of service to Halliburton.
Arthur was a member of the Petroleum Club of Lafayette and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Following his retirement, Arthur enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, LSU football games at Tiger Stadium, and cooking large meals for family and friends. But Arthur's most important focus was his family. He thoroughly enjoyed family gatherings during the holidays and cooked Sunday dinners at his home each week to keep everyone close. He was blessed to have all of his family close to him and visit weekly.
Arthur married the former Shirley Hue of Pierre Part, La on September 28, 1963 and was blessed with almost 50 years of marriage to her prior to his death. He is survived by his devoted wife Shirley Hue LeBreton, children, Arthur J. LeBreton Jr., Lynn LeBreton Trosclair and husband Tony Trosclair, Shirley M. LeBreton and her boyfriend Mike Langley, and Guy J. LeBreton and wife Kimberly Gesser LeBreton. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Joshua LeBreton and his wife Joelle, Lauren LeBreton and fiancé Adrian Theriot, Katie Trosclair, Jacob Trosclair, Brittney Trosclair, Trey Miller, Cole Lirette, Hunter LeBreton, Madeline LeBreton, and Evan LeBreton, along with many nieces and nephews. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, Capt. Guy J. LeBreton Jr. and Hilliard A. LeBreton, and his sister, Dr. Marietta LeBreton.
The LeBreton family wishes to thank the medical staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital for their compassion and care during Arthur's hospital stays and the staff of Hospice of Acadiana for their kindness and assistance in getting him comfortable at home with family.
Online obituary and guest book may be viewed at www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery of Lafayette, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the The Advertiser on Sept. 17, 2013