July 5, 1939 - June 3, 2013. EJ Aucoin, 73, a native of Belle River and longtime resident of Pierre Part and a resident of Patterson, passed away June 3, 2013 in Lafayette surrounded by his loving family. EJ worked for and retired from McDermott as a Crane operator. EJ was a member of the Pierre Part and Belle River Fire Department. EJ was a dedicated Fireman for many years. EJ enjoyed the outdoors. He was a fisherman and a hunter. He liked his country music, enjoyed camping, and playing cards. EJ was a die-hard Saints and LSU fan; win or lose, he was a fan. EJ was a family man. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. EJ is survived by his wife of 22 years, Alberta Landry Aucoin, of Patterson; his son, Chad Aucoin and his wife Candance of Bayou Gauche, and his daughter, Chantelle Tilley and her husband Michael of Luling; his step-son, Danny Chassion and his wife Kim of Auburn, Ga.; his step-daughter, Judy Lanoux and her husband Curtis of Baton Rouge. EJ is also survived by his grandchildren, Brad, Kaitlyn, Hailey, Makayla, Mindi, Sydney, Andy, Drue and Matthew; his great grandchildren, Bear, Stella, Machelle and Hayley; his sister, Lenia Mayon; and his brother, Clayton Aucoin; his step-mother, Shirley Aucoin. EJ was preceded in death by his father and mother, Edward and Nolia Aucoin; his step father, John Richard; his grandson, Joey Paul Hebert, nephew, Rickey Mayon and brother-in-law, Sterling Mayon. Visitation will be held Thursday at Hargrave Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Continuing Friday at Hargrave Funeral Home from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m. in the Hargrave Funeral Home chapel. EJ will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.
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Published in The Advocate from June 4 to June 7, 2013