Marcel "Sonny" "Captain Hook" Vinet Jr.

February 9, 1936February 12, 2013
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Marcel “Sonny” “Captain Hook” Vinet, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Born on February 9, 1936, he was 77 years old. Beloved husband of Juanita Ann Sears Vinet. Father of Mark Vinet, Wayne Vinet (Patty), Cindy V. Camardelle (Randel), Wendy V. LeBlanc (Kevin), Donald Bodenheimer (Louise), and Gina V. Reeks, the late Todd Valence. Also survived by 14 loving grandchildren, 17 loving great-grandchildren, and a net full of nieces and nephews. Brother of Lena Pellagalle (the late Adrian), Julia Babineaux (Antoine), Josephine Forrest, Victor Vinet, Sr. (JoAnn), Mary Cecil Carter, Katherine Gobert (the late Paul), Pauline Collins (James), Francis Martin (William), Christopher Vinet, Sr., Rebecca Petras (David). Preceded in death by his parents, Sandu LaChute Vinet and Marcel Vinet, Sr. A native of Algiers and resident of Marrero for 18 years. He was a retired truck driver, an avid fisherman, and most importantly loved spending time with his family. He always had a smile on his face, and never met a stranger. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services from Westside Leitz-Eagan, 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, on Monday Morning, February 18, 2013 at 11:00. Visitation will be held on Sunday Evening from 5:00 until 10:00, and Monday Morning from 8:00 until service time. Interment to follow in Restlawn Cemetery, Avondale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Grace Baptist Church, Marrero. An online guestbook is available at


  • Visitation Sunday, February 17, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, February 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 18, 2013

Marcel "Sonny" "Captain Hook" Vinet Jr.

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AL "Oren" Gros

February 17, 2013

RIP, cousin. You will be missed.

Carolyn Eby~LaChute

February 15, 2013

To the Vinet Family~I am So Sorry for YOUR Loss. He was a Great LOVIN Man~Friend, Cousin, Father, Grand Father, Great Grand Father, Husband, Brother, & Uncle.
He will be Missed by many & was LOVED by all who knew HIM. God be with HIM & bring peace to all who will miss HIM. Sending LOVE & PRAYERs to the Vinet Family~God Bless!

February 15, 2013

We will miss him dearly. He was quite a character. I know Mia & Tommy will never forget how he taught them to slurp spaghetti. Mia got such a kick out of that! Our prayers are with you.

Susan Gros

February 15, 2013

Memories of all the silly things we all did and how much of a great person you were to all of us. You will be missed greatly. You are now with family and friends that have been waiting for you. RIP Cousin you are in a much better place than all of us

Arlene Meche Sowards

February 15, 2013

Sorry to hear about Uncle Sonny,and while I haven't gone back to New Orleans in a while. This makes me feel like a visit is long overdue. Hugs and kiss to all of you.

Bill Martin

February 15, 2013

My deepest sympathy to all the family. Uncle Sonny will always be remembered for his love for life and the joy he brought to others. He was a big influence to me in my early years. Love you Uncle Sonny.

Betty Gomez

February 15, 2013

My prayers are with all the family. Sonny will be dearly missed. He was a kind and loving man. I know he is with all the angels looking down on all of us. May GOD give us all the peace he would want for us.

Joan and Ed Merrill

February 15, 2013

Nita, Donald, Gina, and Mr. Sonny's Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy to all of you during this very sorrowful time. I heard a lot of stories about Mr. Sonny and can tell he was well loved by many people and will be surely missed by them and you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.