Junius "Nonnie" Arabie, 80, a native and resident of Thibodaux, died Sunday, March 3, 2013,
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Essie Chiasson Arabie; children, Jodie A. Riché and husband, James Riché, Barry "Bubba" Arabie and wife, Debra Lirette Arabie, Ricky Arabie and wife, Liz Naquin Arabie, Lisa A. Mader and husband, Brad Mader and Danny Arabie and wife, Julie Boudreaux Arabie; siblings, Helen A. Comeaux, Theresa A. "Pee Wee" Legendre, Lois A. Lasseigne and Michael Lasseigne; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A fourth great-grandchild is expected in October.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Arabie and Linda Guillot Arabie; siblings, Irvin Arabie and Ester A. Adams; brothers-in-law, Calvin Comeaux Sr., Eugene Legendre Sr. and Ives Adams
He was the previous owner of Malt-N-Burger from 1950 until 2001.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Arias and Dr. Dunn with Thibodaux Cancer Center and Journey Hospice.
Thibodaux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.