Vernon Clyde Fontenot, age 85, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 14, 2016. He was born on October 5, 1931 in Basile, LA to the late Euclede Fontenot and Myrza Miller Fontenot Marcantel. He was preceded in death by his sister, Louella Fontenot McCauley. Vernon is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Catherine Giraud Fontenot, loving daughters, Mary Catherine Parrish (late Walt), Judeyanne Coudrain (Mark) and Jeannine DiFulco (Frank). He delighted in his grandchildren: Lauren Coudrain Zeringue (Brandon), Joshua Parrish (Kerri), Caroline Coudrain Janzen (Jeff), Jacob Parrish (Hope), Maria DiFulco Davis (Brian), Claire Coudrain Callon (Mark) and 9 great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Fontenot was a proud member of the United States Marine Corp. for 4 years, serving stateside and in Japan. He was a retired auditor from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's staff. He was a founding parishioner of St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church. Vernon enjoyed exercising, gardening, reading, camping, traveling and spending time with his family. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to his caregiver, CeCe, Nurses Registry Home Health and Lakeside Hospice for their loving care. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, LA on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm, with visitation at the church beginning at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, LA. Masses preferred in lieu of flowers. Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, Covington, LA in charge of arrangements. To view and sign the family guest book please visit WWW.bagnellfuneralhome.com.
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