Emile Fourcade(1936 - 2012)

Emile J. Fourcade, Jr.

CARENCRO - Memorial services will be held Monday, October 8, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Emile J. Fourcade, Jr., age 76, who passed away Friday, October 5, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.

Mr. Fourcade was a native of Gretna and a resident of Carencro since 1962. He was a graduate of S.L.I, now U.L.L., in 1958, and received his master's degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1961. In 1972 he received his Education Specialist degree from U.S.L. Mr. Fourcade started teaching in 1957 and retired from teaching in 2005. He retired from military service with the rank of Captain, U.S.N.R., and served in the U.S. Marines, LA. Army National Guard and U.S. Navy Reserves. He was a member of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association, a member Phi Delta Kappa, a member of the Acadiana Young Marines and U.S. Marine Corps League.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years Jaqueline Brewer Fourcade, of Carencro; one son, Emile J. Fourcade III, of Carencro; one daughter, Eileen F. Pizzalato, of Mandeville; two grandchildren, Madison E. Lambert, of Lafayette and Vaughn P. Pizzalato, of Mandeville; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Fourcade of Marrero and Toni Fourcade of Gretna.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emile J. Fourcade, Sr. and the former Celeste Kurtz, both natives of Gretna; two brothers, John C. Fourcade, Sr. and James F. Fourcade, Sr.; and one son-in-law, Vince P. Pizzalato.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday and will continue Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.


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4615 N. University Ave. Carencro, LA 70520
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Published in the The Advertiser on Oct. 7, 2012