Aubrey J. Bourgeois

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AUBREY JOSEPH BOURGEOIS  
Rear Admiral USN (Ret.)  

Rear Admiral (RADM) Aubrey Joseph Bourgeois, SC, USN, Ret., died peacefully in Pensacola, FL on December 4, 2011, three days shy of his 104th birthday. At the time of his death, RADM Bourgeois was the oldest living graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he lettered in Track & Field and from which he graduated in 1930. Born December 7, 1907 in Paulina, LA to Joseph Louis and Victoria Poche Bourgeois, RADM Bourgeois was married to Marguerite Heuss Bourgeois for over 69 years, until her death in 2004. RADM Bourgeois' distinguished, 33-year naval career included tours in the Pacific, China, the Philippines, Japan, Indo China, the U.K., Alaska, Washington, DC and Hawaii. He is survived by his three children: Aubrey (Josephine) of Annandale, VA; Suzanne (Louis) Rabil of Washington, DC; and Judith (Pete, deceased) Jensen of Atlanta, GA. Other survivors include six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two nieces. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marguerite, and adored oldest grandson, Robert Rabil. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on December 7 in Pensacola. Donations in RADM Bourgeois' memory should be sent to the USNA Alumni Association, Nativity Catholic Church (Pensacola, FL) or a .


Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 15, 2011
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