Father Thaddeus Casimer Boucree
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BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISS. - Father Thaddeus Casimer Boucree, SVD, died on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in Bay Saint Louis, MS. Born in 1924 he was the son of the late Thaddeus Stanice Boucree and Addie Monroe Boucree. A member of the Society of the Divine Word Father Boucree was ordained in 1952 at St Augustine Seminary in Bay Saint Louis. He served un parishes in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. For many years he was the chaplain of St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans. Father Boucree was well known throughout the United States for his spirited revivals and parish missions.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul Stanice Boucree and Rachel Dauphine Boucree, Clifford Monroe, Sr. and Ernestine Grevenberg Monroe; two aunts, Delores Boucree Lagarde and Vivian Monroe Kelley; two uncles, Clifford Monroe, Jr. and Casimer Monroe; his nephew, Alvarez Ruiz, Jr; his great nephew, Ricky Devezin and his brother-in-law, Raymond Diamond.
Father Boucree is survived by five sisters, Sister Marie Annunciata Boucree, FHM, of New York, Nolma Boucree Diamond and Mary Boucree Hearn (Abner Hearn, Jr.) of Baton Rouge, LA, Pearl Boucree Devezin (Dr. Armond Devezin) of Slidell, LA and Glendora Boucree Ruiz (Alvarez Ruiz, Sr.) of Houston, TX; three brothers, Lloyd P. Boucree (Delores Butler Boucree) of Upper Malboro, MD, Dr. Stanley A. Boucree (Catherine Merkel Boucree) of Washington, D.C. and Joseph B. Boucree, Sr. (Sheila Byers Boucree) of New Orleans, LA. He is also survived by two aunts, Lillian Monroe Lewis of New Orleans, LA and Myrtle Boucree Harrison of Long Beach, CA; his uncle, Dennis Monroe, Sr. of New Orleans, LA; twelve nieces, fourteen nephews, twenty-three great nieces, twenty-one great nephews, four great-great nieces, six great-great nephews and a multitude of cousins and friends.
Wake service will be held at St. Augustine's in Bay Saint Louis on February 2 at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, February 3 at 10:30 in historic St. Augustine chapel. Donations in memory of Fr. Boucree, should be sent to: Fr. Gus Wall, SVD/Rector, St. Augustine Seminary, 199 Seminary Drive, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520. Services entrusted to Hartwell's Christian Mortuary, Gulfport, MS.
Published in the The Advertiser on Feb. 1, 2011