Winson Jean Baptiste Petitjean, Jr.

Rayne - Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. September 14, 2009 at a Mass of Christain Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Church  for Winson Jean Baptiste Petitjean, Jr., 70 who died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Joanne's House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, FL.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne, LA.

Surviving is three daughters, Claudette  Germano and husband Joe of Fort Myers Beach, FL, Yvette Petitjean and George Brown of Fort Myers, FL, Monique Benoit and husband Scott of Broussard, five cherished grandchildren, Renee Benoit, Vaughan Benoit, Daniel Benoit, Kate Benoit, Cameron Brown, one brother, Martin Petitjean II, one niece, Desiree Casey, one nephew, Martin Petitjean III  all of Rayne.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Annette Christine Petitjean; parents, Winson J. Petitjean, Sr. and Henriette Bourgaux Petitjean; one sister, Jeanne Marie Petitjean; one niece, Seville Jeanne d'Arc Petitjean.

He was born Thursday, August 17, 1939 in Rayne, LA, son of the late Winson Jean Baptiste Petitjean,Sr. and the late Henrietta Bourgaux Petitjean.

Winson attened Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. He spent much of his career managing the family farm in Rayne. Later he received his real estate license in Roger, AR. Most recently he worked in the computer technology department at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL.

A rosary will be recited on Sunday, September 13, 2009  at 7:00 p.m..

Friends will be received Sunday, September 13, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday, September 14, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until services at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA.

To the staff of Joanne's House at Hope Hospice, who cared for our father with compassion, dignity and love, we are eternally indebted to you.

Memorial donations in Winson's memory may be made to either Joanne's House of Hope Hopsice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 or St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 199, Rayne, LA 70578.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141.

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