Ernest Francis Bonvillain, 88, a native and resident of Houma, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Bonvillain; daughter, Charlotte Bonvillain Ayo; stepdaughter, Anne Zeringue and husband, Kenneth; stepson, Kenneth Jacobs Sr.; granddaughter, Shelly Cunningham LaBouve and husband, Jeremiah; step-grandchildren, Jessica O'Quinn and husband, Chad, Jeremy Zeringue, Karli Jacobs and Kenneth Jacobs Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Carter and Jacen LaBouve.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Ellis and Mary Magdelan Pitre Bonvillain; brothers, Irvin, Columbus Joseph, Donald, Wilbert, Hayes, Paul and Reuben Bonvillain; and two sisters, Mary Magdelan LeBouef and Dorothy May Breaux.
He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
He owned Bonvillain Associates Insurance Company.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a volunteer firefighter
for the East Park Fire Department.
Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.