Charles Joseph Bonvillain, 86, a native and resident of Houma, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Chauvin Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in Terrebonne Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Amy B. Bonvillian; son, Stephen Bonvillian and wife, Donna; daughters, Janet Eschete, Faye Bergeron and husband, Donald, and Judy Kelton and husband, Stephen; eight grandchildren, Alicia Klingman, Jacob Eschete, Shelley Niette, Allison Antill, Derek Bonvillian, Andree Daniel, Stuart Kelton, and Christopher Kelton; great-grandchildren, Alexander Klingman, Jolie Bonvillain, Adele Niette and Henry Antill; step-grandsons, Hagen Niette and Trevor Daniel; brother, Edward Bonvillian; and sisters, Marie Houser, Margret Verret, Kate Theriot and Frances Colwart.
He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Harry and Marguerite Bonvillian; mother, Madge Porche Bonvillian; sisters, Dorothy Lebouef and Paula Theriot; brother, Randolph Bonvillian; and infant granddaughters, Katherine and Marie Kelton.
He was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral and a member of the Houma Knights of Columbus.
He was a retired pressman for the Houma Courier and a U.S. Navy World War II
The family would like to extend special recognition and thanks to Dr. Russell Henry and staff for many years of devoted health care and service. They would also like to express gratitude to all other health care professionals involved in his care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
in memory of Charles Bonvillain.
To send condolences please visit www.chauvinfuneralhome.com.
Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.