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Henry Parrott Bacot

December 13, 1941October 10, 2020

Henry Parrott Bacot was born on December 13, 1941 and passed away on October 10, 2020 and is under the care of Rabenhorst Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Janie Frickie

October 20, 2020

Barbara, I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing Mr. Bacot when I was his secretary in 1980-81. I still smile when I think about how fastidious he was, yet his tiny office was such a mess that he would pull his chair up to my desk to dictate correspondence

ben crowe

October 14, 2020

Please accept my condolences. I enjoyed meeting Pat and deeply appreciate his support of the restoration and rebuilding of Los Isleños Museum Complex following the destruction wrought by hurricane Katrina. The officers and directors of Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society join me in expressing their deep regret over his death.

Ben Crowe
President, Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society

william hyland

October 14, 2020

Barbara, you have sustained virtually an overwhelming blow and Louisiana has lost a great treasure. Pat distinguished himself as a true pioneer in what is styled today the study of Material Culture. His works on lighting devices stand as the definitive, ultimate authority. His early fascination with collecting and interpreting Southern vernacular furniture opened doors for period restorations such as Magnolia Mound in Baton Rouge, Kent House in Alexandria, Destrehan Plantation and other sites throughout Louisiana and the region. He helped to guide research by academicians nationally while authoring significant publications which documented 18th and 19th century Southern furniture. His art students at Louisiana State University enjoyed his presence and learned much from his lectures. Many have gone on to work as educators or museum professionals. His tenure at the Anglo American Museum established a sound foundation for future development of the present museum. Certainly, the generous opening of your home to me immediately prior to the catastrophe of Katrina made possible my presence in Baton Rouge and very early communication with FEMA. That generous gesture resulted in the award of $3,100,000 in FEMA public assistance funding which restored and rebuilt Los Isleños Museum Complex in St. Bernard Parish. Today, that site is a historic/cultural/community anchor of international significance. His invaluable advice, coupled with yours, was heeded the throughout the restoration/rebuilding process following Katrina. Your devoted care of Pat during his final illness stands as an object lesson to all of us who were privileged to know him and are blessed to call you a friend. Please accept my most profound condolences.

William de Marigny Hyland
Parish Historian, St. Bernard Civil Parish

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