LAFAYETTE- Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016 at a 12:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Martin & Castille La Fleur de lis Chapel for Huey Henry Breaux, 81, who passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, LA.
Interment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery in New Iberia.
Reverend Howard Blessing, Pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the Mass and will conduct the services.
Huey Henry Breaux was born on January 31, 1935 in Vermillion Parish and reared in Iberia Parish. He was the son of Henry J. Breaux and Argentine Marie Balleaux. His father was an investor, a rice planter and a rancher in both Vermillion and Iberia Parishes. Huey graduated from New Iberia High School in 1952 and then attended SLI (Southwestern Louisiana Institute), which is now University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA. After graduating from SLI, he served in the U.S. Army in Northern Italy.
Huey attended Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated fro Loyola in 1961 with a juris doctorate (law) degree. He served for one year as a law clerk for Judge J. Cleveland Fruge with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Huey went on to practice law with the Edwin W. Edwards and Nolan J. Edwards law firm, located in Crowley, Louisiana. He then moved to Lafayette, LA, where he practiced within the firm of Pugh and Boudreaux. He served as Assistant General Counsel for the Louisiana Department of Revenue, under Governor John J. McKeithen, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After leaving the Louisiana Department of Revenue in June 1970 he began to practice law in Lafayette, Louisiana. While practicing law over the next thirty years he was actively involved in the Lafayette area real estate development industry.
Huey loved history and genealogy, successfully tracing his ancestry back many generations to its European roots. Huey loved travel and extensively traveled throughout all of Western Europe.
He served twenty years as a member of he Board of Directors and as an officer of he Lafayette Office of Council on Aging. He was also a member of the Attakapas Chapter of National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution as well as a member of several genealogical associations.
Huey is survived by three children, son Henry J. Breaux and his wife, Melissa Ann of Charlotte, NC; daughter Marguerite Breaux Potier and her husband Benjamin J. Potier, Jr. of Lafayette, LA; and daughter Marie-Anne Breaux of Amsterdam, and her husband Vincent Copejans; six grandchildren, Peyton Breaux and Madeline Breaux of Charlotte, NC. William C. Guidry, Jean-Marie Guidry, Benjamin J. Potier, III and Eleanor Potier of Lafayette, LA; and his two nephews, Craig P. Hebert and Blaine H. Hebert and his wife, Patricia of New Iberia, LA.
Huey was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J. Breaux and Argentine Marie Bailleaux Breaux; one sister, Dorothy "Dot" Breaux, widow of James P. Hebert, and one nephew, Gordon James Hebert, all of New Iberia, LA.
A Rosary will be recited by Brady LeBlanc on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 6:30 PM in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE Location.
The family requests that visitation be observed on Sunday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will continue on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made in Huey Henry Breaux's name to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St. Ste 200, Lafayette, LA. 70503 www.hospiceacadiana.com.
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