ESTHERWOOD - A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Wilfred Comeaux, 86, of Estherwood will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Margaret Catholic Church, Estherwood. Father Neil McNeill will serve as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in Estherwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. until 1:15 P.M., with a rosary being recited at 12:00 P.M. in Duhon Funeral Home of Crowley.
Mr. Comeaux passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. in his Estherwood residence.
Mr. Comeaux was a longtime resident of Estherwood. He was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the 5th Air Force (Army Air Force), 77th Infantry in Japan. Mr. Comeaux attained the rank of staff sergeant while working as a propeller mechanic for the war effort.
Mr. Comeaux retired after years of working in shipyards as a superintendent. He was also the owner/operator of Lil’ Prairie Lounge and Campground in Vermilion Parish. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Grace Myers Comeaux of Estherwood; daughter, Sherald Landry and husband, Lynn of Mermentau; son, Wilfred Glenn Comeaux and wife, Georgia of Indian Bayou; sister, Patricia Comeaux of Lafayette; brother, Jacques “Jimmy” Comeaux of Toledo Bend; grandchildren, Jeffrey Comeaux and wife, Leslie of Estherwood, Shane Comeaux and wife, Sue Ann of Indian Bayou, Franklin Comeaux and wife, Jennabeth of Crowley, Ryan Comeaux of Crowley, Cassie Cormier and husband, Christopher of Rayne, Gracia Landry of Mermentau, and Kristopher Landry and wife, Nikki of Estherwood; 17 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild on the way. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceding Mr. Comeaux in death were his parents, Ulysse and Odelia Meaux Comeaux; sister, Lucille Comeaux Fruge; and brothers, Ralph Comeaux, Alvin Comeaux, Phillip Sheldon Comeaux, and Edward “Bootsy” Comeaux.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.duhonfuneralhome.com
Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Crowley has been entrusted with arrangements.