Louise "Lou" St. Germain Baldwin, 94, a native of Plattenville and resident of Napoleonville, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at her home at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.
Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Napoleonville, with interment in the church cemetery.
Louise is survived by 10 children, Clyde and wife, Beverly Baldwin, Robert and wife, Barbara Baldwin, Cheryl and husband, Howard Hebert, Karen and husband, Larry Arboneaux, Alma and husband, Chris Landry, Germaine and husband, Bill Hill, Warren Baldwin and Nanette Baldwin, Mark Baldwin, Bryan and wife, Wendy Baldwin, and Carl and wife, Brenda Baldwin; 21 grandchildren, Cinnamon, Clyde J., Frederick D., Rhonda, Rhoda, Robert H., Tana, Betsey, Joseph, and Ryan Baldwin, Brett Hebert, Jennifer H. Pellegrin, Karesa A. Usey, Beth A. Blanchard, Marci L. Hanegan, Brandi Landry, Amori L. Nauman, Christine H. Boniol, Eric Hill, Misty B. Hue, and Kasey B. Thompson; 28 great-grandchildren and one expected; four brothers, Norman "Cadie", Homer, Bernard "Chick", and C.J. St. Germain; and one sister, Alverta "Al" Hernandez.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert M. Baldwin; one son, Frederick A. Baldwin; one granddaughter, Felicia M. Hill; infant grandson, Baby Arboneaux; her parents, Joseph and Enola St. Germain; five brothers, Lynn, Louis, (twin brother), John, Maurice, and Raymond St. Germain; and two sisters, Ouida S. LeBlanc and Therese S. Falterman.
A gentle, devoted life-long Catholic, Lou was an inspiration to all who knew her, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She retired from Assumption General Hospital. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Immaculate Conception Ladies Altar Society, the Third Order of Mary, and Raceland Memorial Auxiliary Unit 349.
The family expresses thanks to the caregivers who assisted us with Mother at home: Heidi Aucoin, Mabel Barrilleaux, Carolyn Landry, Lesa Washington, Amedisys Hospice, and Metro Preferred Home Health Providers. Thanks also to Dr. Charles Bolotte, the Staff at Assumption Community Hospital, and Thibodaux Regional Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the UCSF Foundation Neuro-Oncology Fund (B1573), P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145, or to the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center: The Sister Dulce Foundation, Inc., 17560 George O'Neal Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70817, or online at cypressspringsprayercenter.org
"For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's For this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be the Lord of both the living and the dead." Romans 14:8 - 9
Landry's Funeral Home of Thibodaux is in charge of arrangements.