Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Corine Giardina Cascio, age 85, passed away on December 4, 2008. She was a resident of Lutcher and a native of New Orleans. She is survived by her son, Sam “Sammy” Cascio, her daughter, Donna Marie Cascio; a son-in-law, Joe Koenig; devoted nephew, Dennis Cascio and her grandsons: Adam and Joshua Koenig.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Anthony Cascio; her parents: Joseph and Frances Giardina; daughter, Karen Cascio Koenig; brother, Frank Giardina; and sisters: Vergie Raney and Josephine Matherne.

Visitation and services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulina on Tuesday, December 9. Interment in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.


Marie Hymel Zeringue, age 87, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2008. She was a resident of Gramercy and a native of Vacherie. She is survived by her husband, Joseph B. Zeringue; daughters: Constance “Connie” Zeringue of Gramercy and Jo Ann Z. Zeringue and son-in-law Tommy of Labadieville; two sisters: Florence Bourgeois and Marie “Bouke” Bourgeois. She is also survived by two grandchildren: T. J. Zeringue and wife Stephanie of Labadieville and Tammy Zeringue of Labadieville; and two great-grandchildren: Star Carter and Skylynn Zeringue. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sevien and Edna Luquette Hymel and her son, Stanley “Bud” Zeringue; her brothers: Lynn and Stanley Hymel and sister, Thelma Roussel.

Visitation will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gramercy on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Church Mausoleum in Paulina. Rose Lynn Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.


Norman A. Bonck on Thursday, December 4, 2008. Beloved father of Dawn Bonck Hadlow and husband John Hadlow, Donna Bonck Peyton and husband Barry Peyton, Pattie Bonck and fiancé Mark Pierson, Sherry Condit and husband Weldon and Donald Bonck and wife Charlotte. Grandfather of 16, great-grandfather of 26 and great-great-grandfather of 1. Brother of Robert Bonck, Ruth Jinright and Katie Lancaster. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and too many friends to mention. He was preceded in death by two sons: Nick E. Bonck and Barry Michael Bonck, and three brothers: Al Sawaya, Larry Bonck and Clarence Bonck and two sisters: Beverly Bonck and Gloria Bonck Wyndham. He was the owner of Norman’s Body Shop in Garyville for 48 years. Age 86 years. A native and resident of Garyville.

Visitation and services were held at First Baptist Church of Gramercy on Monday, December 8. Burial at a later date.


Valsin Paul “Pappy” Luquet Sr. passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2008, at Oschner Foundation following a heart attack. He was 80 years of age. A native of New Orleans, he moved his family to California, Illinois and North Carolina before retiring to Waveland, Miss. A Hurricane Katrina survivor, he lived in Norco, Destrehan and most recently, Kenner since the storm. He is survived by his wife, Jane Rafferty Luquet; three sons, Valsin Paul Luquet Jr. and his wife, Deidre of Montgomery, Texas; Dennis Luquet and his wife, Mariane of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and Marty Luquet and his wife, Lori of Norco. Two sisters; Rosalie Wolkart and Nathalie Caragliano and her husband, Frank. Five grandchildren; Daniel, Courtney, Lora Leigh, Gared and Caitlin. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and too many friends to count.

He is preceded in death by his parents; George and Eliza Martin Luquet; brothers, George, Joseph and Earl Luquet. One sister, Annette. A veteran of the U. S. Naval Reserve and a member of the Waveland, Miss., American Legion Post.

Visitation and services were held on Monday, December 8, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norco.


Stella Bourgeois Roper, native of Remy and resident of Paulina, passed away on December 3, 2008, at the age of 90. Survived by 14 children and their spouses; Mary Ann and Donald Lambert; Joyce and N. J. Bourgeois; Alfred Jr. and Regina Roper; Rose and Kerry Melancon; Barbara and Roger Kramer; Bibiana and Nelwin Weber; Patricia (Patsy) and Alvin Hebert; Linda and Malcolm Torres; Jacque Roper; Kathleen and David Donaldson; Cornelius (Neil) and Rhonda Roper; Dennis and Susan Roper; Jude and Angela Roper; Gerard and Mary Ellen Roper; Thirty-six grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents; Denis and Regina Bourgeois; Levy and Bibianne Schexnayder who actively raised her; beloved husband, Alfred J. Roper Sr.; sister, Adela Snyder; brothers, Vinzule, Albert, Buel, Denis, Jean and Alvin Bourgeois; son-in-law, Eddie Doming Sr.; four grandchildren, Neil Roper, Mary Roper, Pamela Doming and Chris Monnot.

Visitation and services were held on Saturday, December 6, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulina. Interment followed in the St. Joseph Mausoleum.


Ruby Ann Broussard Walters on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at 11:20 p.m. Beloved wife of Dennis Walters. Mother of Kittie Smith and Julie Weber. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Sister of Gloria Guidry. Age 60. A native of Kaplan, La., and former resident of St. Rose and a resident of Laplace for the past 20 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend services.

Visitation and services were held at Millet-Guidry Funeral Home in LaPlace on Monday, December 8. Burial in St. John Memorial Gardens in LaPlace.