OBITUARY

Etienne Joseph Caire II

November 29, 1921June 2, 2012

Etienne Joseph Caire II on Saturday June 2, 2012. Born in Edgard, LA and a resident of Metairie, LA. Etienne was a strong 90 years old. Beloved high school sweetheart and husband of 63 years to the late Mrs. Inez Sylvia Songy Caire. Loving Father of Stephen Joseph Caire (Susan), Mary Elizabeth Marino (Dr. Robert), Gerard Anthony Caire (Paula), Magdalen Ann Smith (Dr. Kenneth), Therese Bryars (Ronald), Elia Saxer (Robert), Vincent Paul Caire Sr. (Cynthia). Devoted grandfather to Kristin, Jeff (Amy), Scott, Bradley (Amy), and Susan Caire, Jeanne Betbeze (Rick), Dr. Robert Marino (Janie), Taylor Smith, Nicole Cox (Jeremy), Captain Robert Fitzpatrick USAF (Emily), Elizabeth Bryars, Robert, Ryan (Maureen) and Stephen Saxer, Rachel, Robyn and Vincent Paul Caire, Jr. (Paul). Proud great-grandfather to Blake and Parker Caire, Hayden White, Christian, Austin and Shelby Betbeze, Sophie, Drew and Clay Marino, Kenny and Cody Cox and Elizabeth Saxer. Son of the late Sidney and Annette Jones Caire. Brother of the late Sidney Caire Jr., Sybil Pedeaux, and Geraldine Caire (Jerry). Survived by Eloise Abadie (Izzy), Vivian Berthelot (Viv), Adele Caire (Delly) rscj, Sophie Grenier, Laura Ann Caire rscj and Margaret Caire (Marg) rscj, Walton Caire (Ton) and Dr. Warren Caire. Also survived by sister-in-law Odile Vaello. Graduated Loyola University, Class of 1942. (Sigma Alpha Kappa Alumni Assn.) U.S naval aviator, pilot/navigator, Patrol Bombing Squadron VPB-117, Blue Raiders, Pacific Combat Theatre World War II and one of the first U.S. Navy Hurricane Hunters. Fourth Degree Member, Knights of Columbus, Council 1514. Proud member of the St. Benilde Parish community and Holy Name Society, also serving in many other favorite roles including Mass usher and annual parish fair organizer. Visitation on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie; also on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at St. Benilde Church, 1901 Division St., Metairie. Funeral Mass immediately following visitation on Wednesday. Interment in St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery, Edgard, LA. His sons and daughters request that instead of flowers, a donation be sent in his name to The National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, The Seelos Center, 919 Josephine St. NOLA, 70130-5071; www.seelos.org. The online guestbook is available at leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 6, 2012
REMEMBERING

Etienne Joseph Caire II

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Carl & Geri Baloney

June 6, 2012


We're So sorry for your loss.

Lisa Norman

June 6, 2012

"I am sorry to hear of your father's passing, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers."

With my sympathies,

Ken Tedesco

June 6, 2012

Dear Warren and family,

My prayers are with you and your family at this time and pray that the arms of God that welcomed your beloved brother, E.J.,into heaven be the same that hold you and your family close in comfort at this time.

May he rest in peace.

Ken Tedesco

June 6, 2012

Our sympathy goes out to all of you. He will be remembered in our prayers.

Therese and Sheila

Dick and Charlotte King

June 5, 2012

Dear Vince and Family,
EJ was one of my favorite people of all time. I'll never forget the all night road trip from Edgard to San Antonio to visit Aunt Dile back in the 50's. What a great time.
Wish we could we there, our deepest sympathies to you and all the family.

June 5, 2012

Lizzie I am very sorry for your loss. I know the death of a loved one is very sad i know I would have enjoyed talking with him.You are in my thoughts and prayers. Ferd Guttierrez

Dave Dabney

June 5, 2012

Dear Vincent & Cyntha, My prayers to you and Family. Cherish the memories you had with your Father. Anything I can do let me know.

Dave Dabney

Laura and Martin

June 5, 2012

Elia, Bob, and Family - Thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time. May you be blessed by God's peace and the embrace of all who love you and your dad.

Sandy & Susie Vaello

June 5, 2012

Dear Steve, Roddy, Betsy, Tez, Mag, Vincent and Elia,

Susie and I were so sorry to hear about your Father's passing. What a great guy and truly loved by all. There are never enough words at times like this, but we know he is in a much better place, sharing God's love with your dear sweet Mom.

We so wish we could be with you and the rest of your family during this difficult time, but our schedule does not permit us to get away. Perhaps we can come your way soon. Please give everyone in your family our deepest sympathies and a big hug.

Holly Balsamo

June 5, 2012

Tez,
Sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.