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Maurice Fontenot, Jr.

August 23, 1945 — November 15, 2023

New Iberia

Maurice Fontenot, Jr.

New Iberia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 20, 2023 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, for Maurice Fontenot, Jr., 78, who passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice in Lafayette. 

Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Msgr. Robert Romero will be the Celebrant.

Visitation will be at Pellerin Funeral Home on Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and will resume on Monday from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm.

A rosary, led by the Men's Rosary Group will be prayed at 6:00 pm on Sunday.

Maurice Fontenot, Jr. was born in Chataignier, LA on August 23, 1945, to the late Maurice Sr. and Oeliva Reed Fontenot. He led a life filled with passion and integrity. He dedicated his entire career to the oilfield industry and remained committed to his work until his retirement as Superintendent with Cleve Frederick and Son after four decades of service. Maurice's strong work ethic and unwavering commitment were truly admirable.

While Maurice's professional achievements were commendable, he also had a joyous personal life that brought him immense happiness. One of his greatest passions was baseball. Known for his profound love for the sport, Maurice proudly umpired numerous teams throughout the years, including little league and high school baseball. His in-depth knowledge and fair judgment were greatly valued by players and spectators alike. In fact, Maurice played an instrumental role as one of the founding members of the local Iberia Youth Baseball Association (IYBA), leaving behind a legacy that will continue to inspire generations.

Aside from baseball, Maurice had varied interests that included classic cars. His eyes would light up at the sight of vintage automobiles; he appreciated their timeless charm and unique craftsmanship. Additionally, he found great pleasure in activities like bowling and camping. Alongside his late wife Gale, Maurice was an active member of a local camping club, where cherished memories were created beneath starlit skies.

Maurice will always be remembered for his gentle spirit and warm-hearted nature. He possessed an unwavering dedication to his family and friends, offering unwavering support and love to those around him. His jovial laughter contagious smile could brighten even the dullest of days. Maurice's presence will be deeply missed by all, as he leaves behind a void that cannot be filled.

Mr. Fontenot is survived by his children, Barbara Fontenot Breaux (Russell) and Lionel Fontenot; sister, Bertha Verret; four grandchildren, Brooke Fontenot Stansbury (Cody), Braylin Fontenot, Bryce Breaux, and Lane Breaux (Susie Mouton Breaux); four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gale Fontenot; and six siblings, Joyce Saucier, Bernadine Fontenot, Leo Fontenot, Lee Fontenot, Urell Fontenot, and Rodney Fontenot.

While we mourn the loss of such an incredible soul, let us also celebrate the remarkable life Maurice lived. May the memories we shared with him bring comfort and solace during this difficult time.

Pallbearers are Lionel Fontenot, Russell Breaux, Bryce Breaux, Lane Breaux, Cody Stansbury, and James Saucier.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 5002 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331).


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Visitation

Sunday, November 19, 2023

3:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Rosary

Sunday, November 19, 2023

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Visitation

Monday, November 20, 2023

8:00am - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Mass

Monday, November 20, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Monday, November 20, 2023

3:00 - 3:15 pm (Central time)

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