EJ Aucoin, 73, a native of Belle River and longtime resident of Pierre Part and a resident of Patterson, passed away June 3 in Lafayette surrounded by his loving family.
EJ worked for and retired from McDermott as a crane operator. EJ was a member of the Pierre Part and Belle River fire departments. He was a dedicated fireman for many years. EJ enjoyed the outdoors - he was a fisherman and a hunter. He liked his country music, enjoyed camping and playing cards. EJ was a die-hard Saints and LSU fan - win or lose he was a fan. He was a family man. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
EJ is survived by his wife of 22 years, Alberta Landry Aucoin of Patterson; his son, Chad Aucoin and his wife Candace of Bayou Gauche and his daughter, Chantelle Tilley and her husband Michael of Luling; his stepson, Danny Chassion and his wife Kim of Auburn, Ga.; his stepdaughter, Judy Lanoux and her husband Curtis of Baton Rouge. EJ is also survived by grandchildren Brad, Kaitlyn, Hailey, Makayla, Mindi, Sydney, Andy, Drue and Matthew; his great-grandchildren Bear, Stella, Machelle and Hayley; his sister Lenia Mayon, brother Clayton Aucoin and his stepmother Shirley Aucoin.
EJ was preceded in death by his father and mother Edward and Nolia Aucoin, stepfather John Richard, grandson Joey Paul Hebert, nephew Rickey Mayon and brother-in-law Sterling Mayon.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 6 at Hargrave Funeral Home and continued Friday at Hargrave Funeral Home. Funeral Services were at Hargrave Funeral Home. EJ was laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.