Published 12:00 am Friday, February 11, 2011

Prentice P.J. “Pep” Breaud died on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. He joins his wife, Joyce H. Breaud, who passed before him last June after 61 years of marriage.

He leaves behind his children, Patricia B. (Allen) Carambat, Prentice J. (Fran) Breaud Jr., Gwen Thomas Breaud, Sheila B. (John) Best and Cindy B. (Charles) Daigle; his 13 grandchildren, Michaeleen (Stacy) Richoux, Wesley (Kelley) Carambat, Douglas (Maura) Richardson Sr., Michael (Karla) Douglas, Heather (Wade Rico) Douglas, Tiffanie Breaud, Tristen Breaud, Bracie Best, Brady (Michelle) Breaud, Brittany Best, Bradley Best, Loren (Christie) Acosta, Nazha Pecot, Jenny Daigle; and his 15 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, John Dennis and Maria Brou Breaud, his two sisters and his three brothers.

Pep was born in Ponchatoula and reared in Lutcher and New Orleans. He is a past resident of Norco and LaPlace. Pep followed St. Joseph’s footsteps with his love of woodworking. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, obtaining 4th Degree Honor as well as being a past grand knight, and a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Lions Club in both Norco and LaPlace. He served in the Pacific Theatre in World War II as an underwater demolition tech.

Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in LaPlace followed by a Mass at 11 a.m. A Christian burial will take place at St. Charles Catholic Mausoleum in Destrehan. Donations may be made to Ascension of our Lord Catholic Church, LaPlace, New Orleans Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospice. Arrangements are being handled by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home of LaPlace.