Gerald "Teetsie" Marquette Sr., 95, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at St. Joseph Manor in Thibodaux.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Napoleonville. 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 loving children, Sue and Julius Sternfels, and "Jerry" and Patty Marquette; grandchildren, Missy and John Bloss, Mike and Jodie Sternfels, Connie and Randy Robichaux, Camie and Mike Bianco, Amy and Wayne Fudge, Sarah and Neal Fudge, Shelley and Hilton Chiasson, Chet and Belinda Sternfels, and Jay and Monique Marquette; and 29 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Camille "Skinny" Guillot Marquette, of Plattenville; parents, Clifton and Susie Rumpf Marquette; and siblings, Alfred and Eunice Marquette, Roland and Brenda Marquette, Msgr. Preston Marquette, Jerome and Yvonne Marquette, and Clifton Marquette Jr.
Teetsie was a lifelong resident of Napoleonville, where he began his career as a postal clerk in 1937. He became Postmaster in 1965 and retired in 1974. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1099 and served as financial secretary for 27 years. He was a charter member of the Napoleonville Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to cook for various organizations. After retirement, he enjoyed visiting with family and friends and traveling.
The family would like to thank Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Thibodaux Home Health, St. Joseph Manor, St. Joseph Hospice and his four very compassionate personal health care providers.
Special thanks also go to Dr. Charles Bolotte.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Anne Catholic Church in Napoleonville and St. Joseph Manor in Thibodaux.
Landry's Funeral Home in Thibodaux is in charge of arrangements.