Pete Anthony Pampolina, 74, of Lumberton, died Monday, December 2, 2013, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, surrounded by his children. A native of Port Arthur and resident of Lumberton since 1994, Pete was born February 28, 1939, and is the son of Walter and Yvonne Pampolina. He was married for fifty-one years to the late Mary Dean Pampolina. Pete spent most of his days, until retirement, working for Tarrant Distributors, as one of the most respected salesman. He was a devoted father to his three children and most enjoyed spending time with his family and five grandchildren. He loved to dance and was a faithful member of Infant Jesus Catholic Church. He will be deeply missed by his children, Charlene Pampolina Bourque and her husband, Scooter; Ricci Pampolina and his wife, Anne; and Kathy Pampolina Guilbeaux and her husband, Rohn; mother, Yvonne Pampolina; grandchildren, Natalie Pampolina, Brannon Bourque, Christopher Pampolina and his wife, Maggie, Dustin Guilbeaux and Kalynn Bourque Hanna and her husband, Jacob; and soon to be great-grandson, Case Christopher Pampolina; and many friends and family. Pete was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dean Pampolina; his father, Walter Pampolina; and his brother, Walter Pop Pampolina. A gathering of Mr. Pampolina's family and friends will be Thursday evening, December 5, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil at 7:00 p.m., at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 6, 2013, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, followed by burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. A special thanks to his friends who helped him during his fight with cancer. Words cannot express how he and his children have felt knowing how much our dad was loved. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Pampolina may be made to: Be The Match, Gulf Coast Marrow Program, 1400 La Concha, Houston, Texas 77054. (www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/pampolina) Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 5, 2013