Philip Cancienne Jr.
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Philip J. Cancienne Jr., 93, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at his residence.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the church one hour prior to mass time. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Broussard. Following the funeral, interment will take place at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Thibodaux.
He was the beloved husband of Vivian Pontif Cancienne; father of Elizabeth Webre and husband, Alfred Webre, of Lafayette, Carol Cancienne and partner, Irene Bruce, of Broussard, and Philip III and wife, Gloria, of Youngsville; one grandson, Nicholas Webre; and in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his second daughter, Ellen Mary Cancienne; his parents Philip Sr. and Annette Kerne Cancienne; and his sisters, Alma Bourgeois, Odette Naquin and Elsie Behrhorst.
He was born in Lockport, in Lafourche Parish. He lived in Terrebonne Parish during his elementary and high school years. He attended LSU prior to volunteering for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He served for three years, nine months in the states and in Italy. When he was discharged, he made his home in Thibodaux. He was employed as a dairy technician for many years until his retirement in 1985. In 2007, he and his wife of 64 years moved to Youngsville to be nearer their children.
He was a devoted husband and father, and energetic and quiet-spoken person who helped many people in various ways.
He was a member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus in Thibodaux and a former parishioner of Christ the Redeemer in Thibodeaux and now of St Anne's Catholic Church in Youngsville.
The family wants to express appreciation to all of the friends who prayed and supported us through this time. Special thanks to the Saint Joseph Hospice for their care. We encourage memorial gifts be made to masses,
You may sign the guest register book and express condolences online at www.davidfuneralhome.com.
David Funeral Home of Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from May 12 to May 15, 2012