John J. Faucheux Sr., a resident of Destrehan, peacefully passed away on Jan. 27 at the age of 93. Son of the late John L. and Florestine Z. Faucheux, who would have been so proud of the man he became.
He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Valda Fay Faucheux by second marriage, preceded in death by the late Rita Joyce Faucheux, his wife by first marriage of 44 years. Father of John J. Faucheux Jr. (Cheryl), Gail F. Roussel and Mary F. Ventura (Butch). He is also survived and admired by his 7 grandchildren, Marcelle Gondolfo, Brandon Faucheux, Christy Roussel, Brock Ventura, Byron Ventura, Jamie Hodges, Josh Ventura and preceded in death by the late Daniel Roussel. Also survived by 14 great grandchildren along with several nephews and nieces as well as his two sisters Gertrude and Kay (JT), sister-in-law and special helper Betty (late Bunny) , sister-in-law Jackie (late Roger) and sister-in-law Denise (late Lenny), preceded in death by his brother Roy (Angie).
‘Big John’ ‘BJ’ was a successful insurance agent for over 40 years and a founding co-owner of Louisiana Insurance Service, retiring in 1991. He served honorably in World War II in Europe. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Norco Lions Club. He will be dearly missed as father, grandfather, great grandfather uncle, brother-in-law, mentor and overall, a strong and wonderful man, a man of integrity, wisdom and humor. He loved his gardening and many memories of family at his camp in Grand Isle.
Special thanks to his longtime friend and neighbor Huey Long and his caretakers LeToyia, Leroy, Becca and Rebekah. Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 30 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan, followed by celebration of mass. Interment with military honors will be in the St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the ARC of St. Charles Parish, Boutte LA. Condolences may be offered at www.HCAlexanderFuneralHome.com.