Jack Duane La Fond peacefully entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the age of 81. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years : Clara "Mazie" Wilson La Fond. Father of : Cynthia Arnold (Henry Jr.), Lisa Hotard, Heather Turgeau (Jules), Laura Triche (Perry), Heidi Dennis (Errol Jr.), Gretchen Wilson (Gary), and the late John "Jake" La Fond (Linda). Grandfather of : Blake, Connor, Rachelle, Aaron, Jonathon, Tara, Jordan, Brad, Ryan, Lance, Pierce, Jodie, Holly, John, Miranda, and Audra. Great grandfather of : Ethan, Lauren, Andrew, Haylee, and Kaleb. Son of the late : Lawrence Joseph La Fond and Bessie Theresa Sandbeck La Fond. Son-in-law of the late Edmond and Clara Appe Wilson. Brother of : Virgil La Fond (Shirley), Dale La Fond (Jane), Mary Carlson (Robert), Janet Meyerdirk (Richard), Bonnie Quimby, Rene Buchanan (Scott), David La Fond, Denise La Fond, and the late Betty Pruett (Eldred) and Ruth Pikala (Robert). He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Jack dedicated 4 years of his life in the U.S. Army as a military police officer. He retired from Southern Natural Gas Plant after 33 years of service. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Tuesday evening, October 29, 2013 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and on Wednesday morning, October 30, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2805 Bayou Rd., St. Bernard, LA. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 PM. Interment in with military honors will follow in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, St. Bernard, LA. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.
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St Bernard Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home
701 W Virtue St
Chalmette, LA 70043
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2013