At Chauteau Terrebonne in Houma, at 11:55 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2008, Winfield Joseph Friloux, Sr., peacefully with family at his side, entered into eternal rest. After living his adult life in Luling, he moved to Houma in 2006.
During his lifeltime, he acquired the nicknames "Ducky" and "Chester" and in later life "Winn" and "Chet". He was affectionately known to his grandkids and great-grandkids as "Pappy". Winfield was preceded in deah by his loving wife of 48 years, Eunice Savoie Friloux. He was the son of the late Leonie Robert Friloux and Denis Friloux. He was the father of Kevin Friloux and wife, Angie, Winfield J. "Winnie" Friloux, Jr. and wife Cathy, and Keith Friloux and wife, Lauren and the late Donald D. Friloux. He was the brother of Clifford, Alvin, Irvin, Amos and Dennis Friloux, Melba Lemoine, Dorothy Plaisance and Betty Baudoin.
Also survived by three special sisters-in-law: Ethel Savoie, Roberta Landry and Beverly Trayal, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildrenand numerous nieces and nephews. He was an athlete at Westwego High, where he graduated. He honorably served in World War II with the 363rd Engineers; Company D., SS, being discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in the Middle East and received the Europeon North African medal, the good conduct and victory medals. He was a member of the Luling VFW Post 3750 and Baudoin-Loupe American Legion Post 316.
He was for many years an active member of St. Anthony and Holy Family Parishes in Luling. Winfield was a retired homebuilder, building hundreds of homes in St. Charles and neighboring parishes. He took special pride in the constructions of Willowdale Country Club, of which he was a charter member. He was one of the first coaches int he St. Charles Recreation Assocation, teaching many young boys to enjoy America's pasttime. He was an avid Saints fan from the time of the team coming into New Orleans until the time he left us. He left us with his strength, his devotion to his wife and kids and his untiring goodwill.
We will miss him greatly. Funeral Mass was on Thursday, Oct. 2 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Luling. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. Visitation from 10 a.m. until funeral time Thursday at the Church. NO FLOWERS, PLEASE. Donations to St. Jude in Memphis, TN preferred. FALGOUT FUNERAL HOMES in charge of arrangements.