Lloyd John Delaune, age 86, passed away peacefully in his Metairie home on March 23, 2021. Lloyd was born in Labadieville, LA on March 28, 1934 to Lucille (Blanchard) and Charles F. Delaune. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.
Upon graduation from Assumption High School in 1951, Lloyd enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He graduated Platoon 74 out of San Diego, California in 1952.
Lloyd was a true American and proud Marine. He served as a Sergeant in the Korean War. He was a recipient of the Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal Korean PUC, and USMC Good Conduct Medal 1stAWD. After his service in the military, he worked for and retired from LP&L (now Entergy).
In his retirement, he enjoyed numerous fishing trips with family on his boat. He also enjoyed time with his buddies at the boat launch and frequenting the restaurant, II Tony’s, as well as couch-coaching his favorite NFL team, the New Orleans Saints. Regardless of who was playing and what sport, Lloyd always had a game on.
“Did you eat?” were the first words out of Lloyd’s mouth anytime his family walked through the door. Even if your answer was “yes”, food was already prepared. With his Cajun roots and long line of family recipes cooking on the stove, the food was never turned down.
Lloyd was a parishioner of Our Lady of Divine Providence Catholic Church, and an adorer at the Chapel. Additionally, he was a proud member of various organizations such as the NRA, the VFW, and the Korean War Veterans Association.
He is preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters: Roland, Charles Jr., and Raymond Delaune; Dorothy Dwyer, Jeanne Boudreaux, and Alberta Bergeron.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Mary Simoneaux Delaune; his three daughters Donna, Debbie, and Diana (Jamey); three grandchildren Bevin Bickham (Joseph), Jennifer Columbia, and Alcee; and two great grandchildren Jacob and Jolie.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Lloyd’s life by attending the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA on Saturday March 27, 2021, starting at 11:30 AM followed by Mass in the Chapel at 1:30 PM. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. A reception will be hosted at Greenwood Funeral home following the burial.
Flowers may be sent to the Greenwood Funeral Home. Donations to OLDP Catholic Church are also greatly appreciated (https://giving.parishsoft.com/App/Giving/oldp).
Due to COVID-19 regulations, please follow the current restrictions. Everyone attending is required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.
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Our Lady of Divine Providence Catholic Church
8617 W. Metairie Avenue, Metairie LA 70003