March 3, 1919 – December 29, 2015
ERATH – A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Erath, Louisiana, for Edwin Landry, 96, who died at 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at Maison du Monde Living Center in Abbeville. Father Bill John Melancon, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and Pastor Lane Payne, pastor of New Life Church in Abbeville, will officiate.
Mr. Landry requested that his body be donated to the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Burial will be held at a later date.
Edwin Landry, a native and resident of Erath who was born on March 3, 1919, was first employed by the Erath Sugar Company at its sugar mill. He later worked in the oil industry of South Louisiana as a driller for Crown Drilling Company and Falcon Seaboard Drilling Company. After his retirement from the oil industry, he worked as a carpenter. His hobbies included bush track horse racing and playing bourré. He was very passionate about politics, and he was an excellent cook, famous for his turtle sauce piquante and chicken fricassee. He donated his time and talents free of charge to build barns, fences, and water troughs for friends and family members. His lifetime friends included Whitney Gautreaux of New Iberia and Minos “Pete” Broussard of Erath.
Mr. Landry is survived by his daughter Judy Alleman and her husband Clifton Alleman, Jr. of Abbeville; his daughter Sondra Hughes of the LeBlanc community; and his son, Joey James Landry and Joey’s friend Paulette Richard of Broussard. His grandchildren are Dana Gomez and her husband Ricky Gomez of Lafayette; Aliecia Elias and her husband Michael Elias of Spring, Texas; Nicole Alleman and her friend Juliette Barbin of Baton Rouge; Jeneé Goodman and her husband Captain Thomas Alan Goodman of Fayetteville, North Carolina; Troy Landry and his wife Daisy R. Hollier Landry of Broussard; Robert Hughes, Jr. and his wife Melissa Comeaux Hughes of the LeBlanc community; and Ashlie Hughes Richard and her husband Thomas Richard of the LeBlanc community. His great-grandchildren include Benjamin Alleman Gomez, John-Michael Elias, Alex Hughes, Andrew Richard, Jordan Richard, and Aaron Ross Landry, as well as Paulette’s children, Zachary and Jonas Richard, and Juliette’s son, Ethan Barbin. Another great-grandchild is on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Remy Landry and the former Leah Suire; his wife of 63 years, Madeline Viltz Landry; his son, Aaron Paul Landry; his granddaughter, Claire Elizabeth Hughes; Paulette’s son, Silas Richard; his son-in-law, Robert Hughes, Sr.; his four sisters, Iris Decoux, Nilta Trahan, Alma Hebert, and Loula Mae Toups; and his brother, L.J. Landry.
The family is grateful to Dr. Ronald Lahasky and the staff of Maison du Monde for their compassionate care of Mr. Landry.
Family and friends are invited to a gathering after the memorial service at Pope John Paul II Parish Hall next to Our Lady of Lourdes Church.