Alphonso Jr., Lloyd Emile "Snookie," a truly beloved husband, father, brother and friend to all who knew him, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. He was 68, born Sept. 15, 1937, in New Orleans. He was a native of St. Bernard Parish and a resident of Luling before relocating to Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina. He served in the U.S. Air Force for more than seven years and retired with 30 years of service from AT&T, where he met his beloved friend, Ella Lossett. He had been a friend of Bill W. for 26 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Emile Alphonso and Helen Littlejohn Alphonso Hopkins. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Blanchard Alphonso; sons, Irin, David and Eric; daughter, Michelle A. Barrosse; siblings, Henry, Charles, Lionel, Peter, Kevin, Helen A. Cook, Mary A. Huck, Karren A. Hyver and Deborah A. Rareshide; grandchildren, David "Mitch" Jr., Tiffinnie, Christopher, Eric C., Ashton, Jennifer, Allison, Michelle, Kimberly, Michael, Kristen A., Kristen C., Katie, Dana, Crystal, Peter, Spencer, Maria, Eric Jr. and Anna Irene; and great-grandchild, Seth. Visitation at Holy Family Catholic Church, 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling, LA 70070, on Tuesday, April 11, from 8 a.m. until funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Entombment in St. Charles Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests Masses or donations to the American Heart Association or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by H.C. Alexander Funeral Home, Norco.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com on Apr. 10, 2006