Published 12:00 am Monday, March 2, 2009

Francois George Hotard Jr. passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. at Kenner Regional Hospital. Age 78. He was a Retired Electrician with GATX. A veteran Aviation Electrician’s Mate Third Class in the United States Navy. He is survived by his beloved wife of 13 years, Earline Hernandez Hotard, brother, Felix F. Hotard, sister, Betty Halfkespring, one stepdaughter, Rhonda Gaudin, and one grandson, George Gaudin.

Preceded in death by parents Francois G. Hotard Sr. and Robentine Minvieue, brothers Daniel Hotard, Robert Hotard and Edmond Hotard and sisters Gertrude Hotard, Lucy Nevils and Denise Nevils.

Visitation and services were held on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan. Interment followed in the St. Charles Mausoleum. The family invites you to share your thoughts and fond memories in the Guest Book at: