CARENCRO — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Carencro for Allen J. Babineaux, 77, who died Friday, August 10, 2012, in Lafayette.
Entombment will follow in the St. Peter Masusoleum in Carencro.
Rev. Mark LeDoux will be the Celebrant.
A gathering of family and friends will be Monday from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., in New Iberia. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Monday. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
Born on June 21, 1935, in Coteau, Mr. Babineaux served the City of New Iberia and Iberia Parish for over 36 years. He was a Deputy Sheriff for over 40 years, and a firefighter for 32 years, the last 7 of which he served as fire chief. Because of Mr. Babineaux’s dedication and efforts, along with the votes of several lawmakers, the State Legislature passed a law stating that Louisiana Firefighters must receive a raise every year.
Survivors include his wife, Claire Fasullo Babineaux, of Carencro; daughters Crystal Babineaux of Dallas, Ga., Ginger B. Nelson of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mary Beth Guillory of Scott, Meghan Babineaux of Broussard; step-sons Paul M. Lanclos and wife, Monette, of Opelousas, Daryl J. Lanclos and wife, Nancy, of Lafayette; step-daughter Charlette L. Alvarado and husband, Charlie, of Scott; brothers Lawson Babineaux Jr. and wife, Linda, of Lafayette, Craig Babineaux of Lafayette; sister Elaine Babineaux Hebert and husband, Gabriel, of New Iberia; mother-in-law Ada Sinatra Fasullo of Lafayette; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawson Babineaux Sr. and Pearly Segura Babineaux; and his first wife, Rita Bonin Babineaux.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, 365-3331, is in charge of arrangements.