Gerard Walton Caire

Published 4:37 pm Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Gerard Walton Caire passed away peacefully at Touro Hospital surrounded by his family and Father Doug Brougher, Chaplain at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

Gerard Walton Caire

He was 87, a native of Edgard, the 10th of 12 siblings.

He was the son of the late Sidney J. B. Caire Sr. and Annette Jones Caire; and brother of Adele Caire, RSCJ, Laura Ann Caire, RSCJ, Margaret Mary Caire, RSCJ all Religious of the Sacred Heart, Warren F. Caire of Edgard and the late Sidney J. B. Caire Jr. (Marie Therese), Sybil Pedeaux (Melvin), Eloise Abadie (Sam), Vivian Berthelot (Drauzin), E. J. Caire, II (Inez), Sophie Grenier (Ray) and Geraldine Farrell (Buddy).

He is also survived by 30 nieces and nephews and over 60 great nieces and nephews.

He attended grammar school in Edgard and completed high school at St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis. He completed four years at Loyola University. During those years, he was very active in Beggars Fraternity and, as an alumnus, continued to be an advisor.

After college he spent four years in the U.S. Air Force, after this he continued to work as an air traffic control operator while attending Loyola Law School. Upon receiving his Juris Doctor Degree, he began practicing law in Edgard for many years.

He entered politics and was elected Honorable Judge, 40th Judicial District Court, Retired, St. John the Baptist Parish. After a six-year term he became an administrative Law Judge for six years serving the areas of North Louisiana and Jefferson Parish.

He continued a long law practice in Edgard as well as serving as managing partner for Church Place Plantation. An active member of the Knights of Columbus for many years, he was an active member of 3rd degree Council #1514 in Vacherie.

He served in many offices as well as Grand Knight. He was very active in the 4th degree Archbishop Blenk Assembly #318 in Gramercy. As a Knight he was very active, attending many state conventions and contributing time, talent and financial support.

For many years he enjoyed fishing but the one favorite event throughout his life was the weekly Friday meal in New Orleans with his many lawyer friends.

He was a loyal parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church in Edgard. He helped open the church for daily Mass, often led the Rosary before mass and, for many years, gave legal counsel and service to his parish.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, 2349 River Road in Edgard, on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m.

Visitation is at the church from 9 until 11 a.m.

Interment follows in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, friends and relatives may honor Walton with a donation to Schools of the Sacred Heart, 1821 Academy Road in Grand Coteau (70541) or to Loyola University, 7214 St. Charles Avenue, Campus Box 909 in New Orleans (70118).

Arrangements are by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To view or sign the online guest book, visit