OBITUARY

Ronald Vincent Maitre

July 14, 1950April 6, 2021

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Ronald “Ronnie” Vincent Maitre of Covington on April 6, 2021 at the age of seventy years old. Beloved Husband of thirty-eight years to Donna St. Pierre Maitre, loving Dad to Jenna Maitre Buckman, Father-in-Law to John Buckman, and Paw Paw to Rhett John Buckman. Seven months ago, Ron achieved the ultimate joy when he became a Grandfather. No matter the circumstances, Rhett never failed to bring out his Paw Paw’s signature smile. Born in New Orleans, Ron was nicknamed “City Slicker” by his loving Father-in-Law. He graduated from Alcée Fortier High School in 1969 where he gained life-long friendships. He was employed by UPS for forty-seven years and he took great pride in his job. Although he retired in 2015, in his mind, he was still sorting and delivering packages until his last day. Ron enjoyed taking drives to the Gulf Coast, all LSU sports, and spending time with his family. Most of all, he loved to put on a show any chance he had. Ron was the life of the party – oh heck – he was the party! Ron was a fun loving guy and enjoyed making people laugh. He never left home without his famous whistle or bag of tricks. Heaven gained quite the entertainer. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is predeceased by his Father, Charles X. Maitre and survived by his Mother, Catherine Uhle Maitre, his siblings, Kay Haro (Greg), Charles, Donald (Joy), David ( Pat), and Catherine Lotz. He was the favorite Son-in-Law (Family joke!) of Vernon and Maggie St. Pierre (deceased) and Brother-in-Law, V.J. St. Pierre, and Sisters-in-Law, Sheila Livingston and Gail Potier, along with his cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at GRACE FUNERAL HOME, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, on Friday afternoon, April 9, 2021. Visitation will begin at 11:00 in the morning. Interment will follow in the adjacent St. Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to Ronnie's amazing caretakers and St. Tammany Hospice. An online guestbook is available at www.gracenorthshore.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Ricky Howe

April 10, 2021

As Ronnie’s classmate at Fortier (See his Senior class photo) we did not have a lot of classes together and we associated with different groups of friends. He was an athlete and I was a bookworm; however, we did have mutual friends that brought us together then and up until now.
I never realized how funny he could be, until we attended parties together. His basketball goal around his waist with a hanging ball on a string challenge was one of my favorite tricks of his. He knew how to wiggle those hips.
I’ll miss seeing and talking to Ronnie, but I’ll always have memories of our fun times together.

Donna Mahler

April 9, 2021

Donna, Jenna and the Maitre Family,

I'm so glad that we got to know Ron. He was such a funny, kind and sweet man and will be greatly missed.
Sorry we were not able to attend the services. Sending prayers for comfort and peace to all of his family and friends.

May he Rest in Peace.
Love,
Donna & Ace

Deanna Maus

April 9, 2021

Donna and Jenna, I didn’t see y’all too often but I knew Ron was special and ”the party animal” thru Sheila’s view. I remember when “Maggie” and my Willie were at EJ at the same time. Sheila brought me a warm blanket as I awaited thru Willie’s surgery while Jim had gone down to the entrance of the hospital for a meal delivery from Ron. I know Sheila appreciated his generous gesture. She always spoke well of him. The last time I saw y’all was late in 2019 at church in Destrehan and my heart broke because he stood quietly and not his normal friendly self. May you feel God’s blessings in this time of sorrow. Hugs for you, Deanna

Richard (Rick) Reardon

April 9, 2021

“Haaaay Now”Ronnie Maitre in the house.
My good ole friend. Reminders of you daily in my mind.
Crabbing on the lake front til the wee hours of the morning.
Occasional Salvo at the Mardi Gras Fountain.
Road trip with the Mustang to Dinney World, stopping on the side of the road and stealing oranges, after a batroom stop.
Fishing the trestles and the lake in ole Clarabelle, I think that was the name of the
boat, blaring the siren on the random hook up.
Mostly my friend, the infamous Rex Dabbloon trick you taught me. I entertained myself, my
Family, and thousands of parade goers every Mardi Gras, on St Charles and Aline for decades.
You, my friend, have left an indelible memory in my heart and soul.
Love you man. Haaay Now. ☮️❤️

Clay Hubble

April 8, 2021

I grew up with Ronnie, he lived two doors down from me. From my backyard I can remember seeing Ronnie playing basketball in his yard. In some of my home movies, when I was young,Ronnie can be seen playing basketball. I only have fond, happy memories of Ronnie. God bless him and his family. You will be missed by all that knew you.

Nellie Yip Underwood

April 8, 2021

My deepest condolences to Donna, Jenna and the Maitre family.
Ronnie will always be remembered as a funny, joyful man who always had a smile on his face. May he Rest in Peace. May God give you comfort and Peace during this difficult time.

Gail Blevins

April 7, 2021

To the Maitre Family,
Ronnie was without a doubt one of a kind. I don’t think I’ve ever been in his presence that he didn’t display that infectious smile and laugh. He didn’t even need to speak!
My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Gail Lotz Blevins

Deb Warrington

April 7, 2021

Ron always supported my boys in t- ball or whatever they did, they greatly loved and appreciated “ uncle Ron’s” humor- he was loved. God bless !

Sheila Livingston

April 7, 2021

To Donna, Jenna, John and Rhett:

He was a favorite everything to me and to Jim. As Jim stated,
"he brought a lot of happiness to our family". He made us laugh so hard at the entertainment he provide when visiting. He was very patient and caring to me, Jim and Nick. As a husband to my sister,
a great provider and he made her laugh 24 hours of every day. As a father to Jenna, very caring and the apple of his eye. I don't think he ever spanked her! As an addition to our family, we all were blessed by him. He worked tirelessly at UPS until he retired. He will be missed terribly, especially that big smile. Love you Ron!