Joseph "Joey" Raymond Lalonde, II
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LAKE CHARLES - Funeral services will be held Monday, February 18, 2013 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church for Joseph "Joey" Raymond Lalonde, II, age 48, who passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 4:41 p.m. in Port Allen, LA.
Born in New Orleans, LA, with his twin sister, Cynthia Renè, on December 15th, 1964, he spent part of his childhood in Dallas before his parents moved to the Acadiana area. Mr. Lalonde was a resident of Sunset, LA for many years. He completed primary education at St. Ignatius Elementary in Grand Coteau and secondary at Opelousas Catholic High School, Class of 1983. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 1991. While at LSU he was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, National Accounting Fraternity (Treasurer, Spring 1991; President, Fall 1991). He received his CPA shortly after graduating from LSU and worked for Price-Waterhouse Accounting firm.
He was employed at L'Auberge du Lac Casino as Controller in Baton Rouge. Prior to this, he was employed for 16 years as Senior Director of Financeat the Isle of Capri Casino in Lake Charles.
He loved all animals, especially his dog, Vino, the outdoors, hunting, boating and all the beauty of nature. But most of all, Joey loved life and all his family. He was a beloved son, brother, husband and father. He will be missed by all his family and his many friends.
Survivors include his wife, Ana Albertson Lalonde of Moss Bluff; one daughter, Emma Lalonde of Irvine, CA; his parents, Joseph Raymond "La La" & Evelyn (Cathey) Lalonde, Sr. of Carencro; two sisters, Julie Anne Robinson and her husband, Douglas, of Denham Springs, LA and Cynthia Renèe Falterman and her husband Patrick, of Cleveland, TX one brother, Marcel Andrè Lalonde and his wife, Amy Arcediano Lalonde, of Zachary, LA; three nephews, Patrick Falterman (godchild), Bryce Robinson and David Falterman; three nieces, Ellen Falterman, Ella Lalonde and Elyse Lalonde (godchild); his former spouse and mother of his daughter, Marsha Jurczyk and her son, Zachary; both of Irvine, CA; two aunts, Norma Knott and her husband, C.J., and Grace L Hardy and her husband, Willie, all of Arnaudville, LA; one uncle, Ronald Lalonde, of Channelview, TX; 15 first cousins; his godmother, Florence Lalonde of Lake Charles, LA; his godfather, Carl Fleece of Austin, TX; and his mother-in-law, Sue Albertson of Southport, SC.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Offie and Marie (Lanclos) Lalonde and maternal grandparents, Comer H. and Myrtle (Boyd) Cathey; three uncles, Ned Lalonde, John Lalonde and Orval Hubert Cathey; and two first cousins, Kenneth Noel and Charles N. Lalonde.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Monday.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.
Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Daily World & The Advertiser on Feb. 17, 2013