Obituaries for Sept. 1

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Blanchard, Lillian Rome “Lilli”

A native of Ascension Parish, a lifelong resident of Donaldsonville, and recently of Gonzales Healthcare Center, she died on her 93rd birthday, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at The Carpenter House. Interment in Ascension Catholic Church Cemetery.

Decoteau, Billy

A retired electrician and member of Local 995, he passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009. He was 77, a resident of St. Amant and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Visiting at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Amant, on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial in Lake Cemetery.

Hernandez Sr., Lou Allen  “L.A.”

He was born on Oct. 7, 1940 and died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. He was a native of Belle Rose and resident of Gonzales. Interment in St. Jules Catholic Church Cemetery, Belle Rose.

Rangeley, James Claiborne  “Clay”

A resident of Gonzales and an employee with Brand Scaffold, he passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. He was 31. Interment in Prairieville Community Cemetery.

Trabeau, Joseph Whitney “Pony”

A lifelong resident of Sorrento, he passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. He was 82 and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Berlin Occupation. Interment in Holy Rosary Mausoleum, St. Amant.