Thomas Francis Bonnecaze Sr.

September 18, 1931May 7, 2013

Thomas Francis Bonnecaze, Sr., 81, a native and resident of Baton Rouge, LA passed away at home after a long illness on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, Thomas was a retired heavy equipment salesman. His later years were spent at the Red Stick Farmers Market for 15 years and commonly known as Papa Tom with Bonnecaze Farms. He was a member of St. Louis King of France Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucille Thompson Bonnecaze; children: Stacy Ann Bonnecaze Rosenblum, Robin Bonnecaze Crichton, Ronald Thomas Bonnecaze and wife Dot Poole Bonnecaze, Daldridge G. Bonnecaze, Thomas Bonnecaze, Jr., and William E. Bonnecaze and wife Dawn Annette Bonnecaze; 8 grandchildren: Rosemary Hamilton Sweeney, Dianna Bonnecaze, Ricky Bonnecaze, Blake Bonnecaze, Rachel Ann Lalond, Robert Crichton, Brittany Bonnecaze Cruz, and Brandi Bonnecaze; 7 great grandchildren: Alexia, Alenia, Alecia, Nichole, Billy, Mallory, Rick Ron, and Taylor Grace; sisters: Marjorie Bonnecaze Pino, and Dorothy Bonnecaze Sellers Guillory; brother Henry Y. Bonnecaze and wife Beth; and many beloved nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents Edward J Bonnecaze, Jr. and Anna Katherine Bonnecaze; and brother Edward J Bonnecaze III. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 5pm until 9pm and continuing on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 8am until time of services at 10am. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Henry Hal Bonnecaze, Ricky Bonnecaze, Blake Bonnecaze, Buddy Dupuy, Robert Crichton, and Danny Sellers. Condolences may be left for the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 10, 2013

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Robert Stengl

May 18, 2016

Miss you.

July 29, 2015

The Hampton family


July 10, 2013

miss lou so sorry to hear about mr tom he was a great man i had great respect for him.he helped me many times.even tought me a few things.will miss him.

June 3, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about Papa Tom's passing. We send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Jim, Carolyn, & Peyton Waller

June 1, 2013

I just heard of dear Papa Toms passing. The entire Crescent City Farmers Market on a weekly basis misses Papa Tom. May the good memories get you through these troubled times. Love The Shrimp Lady Kay Brandhurst Slidell LA

Darlene Wolnik

June 1, 2013

Papa Tom will be sorely missed among the market community. His genuine warmth for everyone that came to his market "window" helped build the farmers markets in New Orleans. Lucille, I hope the respect and admiration we have for Papa Tom and for you can be felt over the miles along with our gratitude for the time we were able to spend with you on many market days....My thoughts are with you at this time.

Richard McCarthy

May 29, 2013

We are so very sorry to learn of Papa Tom's death. In New Orleans at the Farmers Market community, he pumped so many good spirits into our efforts during those early days (even organizing the Jambalya for Jim with that incredible rig). Our hearts go out to Lucile and the rest of the family. Thinking of you, Bonnie and Richard

Paul Arceneaux

May 29, 2013

Lucile, only found out today about Tom's passing. You and your family are sent our deepest condolences. Tom was a wonderful man and will be missed by every one who was privileged to know him

Paul & Pamela Arceneaux

loretta toussant

May 13, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss of such a delightful man.

Rusty Burlingame

May 13, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Tommy. He was a really good man and a good friend of our family for decades. Our condolences in this difficult time, especially to Mrs. Lucille.