O’Neil Paul Boe

Published 3:17 pm Monday, July 3, 2017

O’Neil Paul Boe passed away at his residence surrounded by family on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at the age of 95.

He was a native of Garyville and a lifelong resident of Reserve.

O’Neil Paul Boe

He was the beloved husband of the late Rose Mae Catoire Boe; father of Jeanette Roussel (husband, Mervin), David Boe (wife, Elizabeth), Raymond Boe (wife, Billie Cowart) and the late O’Neil ‘Jap’ Boe Jr. and Dwight ‘Dudley’ Boe; son of the late Jean Batiste Boe and Josephine Kliebert Boe; and brother of Rita Bonodana of Kenner and the late Leonard Boe, John Boe, James “Jim” Boe, Amelia Laiche, Hilda Crumpton and Laura Hutchinson.

O’Neil Paul Boe

O’Neil is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
On June 5, 1944, at Greenham Common Airport in England, General Eisenhower and the airborne troops of the 101st airborne attached to the 101st for the jump.

Sgt. O’Neil Boe was 507th PIR-82nd airborne. Sgt. Boe also fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne and made the final jump into Germany. He was a decorated soldier ultimately winning the silver star for retrieving a captured American radio and calling fire on his position with the radio to help stop the German advance in Normandy.
O’Neil was recognized for many accomplishments throughout his lifetime. A very proud World War II Veteran, he was Past Commander of St. John VFW Post 5004, Founder and organizer of Reserve Vol. Fire Dept. 1st Fire Chief of Reserve, lifelong member of VFW, Fire Dept., and American Legion.

He retired from St. John Parish as a barber for over 20 years.

He was involved with the Boy Scouts and was a Hunter Safety Instructor.

O’Neil loved gardening, hunting, fishing, camping and the great outdoors.

Thanks to all his neighbors for always looking after him. A special thanks to all of his doctors and St. Catherine’s Hospice.

The Boe family would also like to acknowledge everyone who has sent their thoughts and prayers.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at noon Thursday, July 6 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 Highway 44 in Reserve.

Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Interment is in St. Peter Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To view or sign the online guest book, visit milletguidry.com