Andrew Fertie Armentor Sr.

October 28, 1930October 12, 2012

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Andrew Fertie Armentor, Sr., age 81, at 10:00 am Monday, October, 15, 2012 at St. Marcellus Catholic Church. Fr. Gene Tremie will serve as the celebrant and Fr. Gary Schexnayder will serve as con- celebrant for the services. Burial will follow at St. Marcellus Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Sunday with a Rosary at 6:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Monday until service time.

Mr. Armentor passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the home he built on Bayou Petit Anse in New Iberia following a brief illness. He entered heaven peacefully, surrounded in love by his wife and children. He was born to Lydia and Rodney Armentor on October 28, 1930 in New Iberia. As a teen, he learned the skill of carpentry working alongside his father. He enrolled in Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now ULL), where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Art in 1952. He married his childhood sweetheart Patricia “Pokey” Broussard in 1960. His inventive nature led him to create, design and build throughout his lifetime. He started his career at Krause & Managan Lumber Company, as a draftsman and salesman from 1952 to 1970, drafting home plans and developing materials lists for many Iberia Parish residents. His career shifted when he joined the staff of Iberia Savings & Loan (now Iberia Bank) in 1970 as an appraiser. He traveled nearly every street and road in Iberia Parish appraising homes until his retirement in 1994.

In retirement, he devoted much time to his children, giving of his expertise as they built or renovated homes of their own, and each home now bears his craftsmanship. Retirement allowed him to also engage in his many other passions, including fly tying, finding the perfect fishing spot, cooking a mean gumbo, and listening to music – his tastes ranged from country and Cajun French “chank-a-chank” to Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and the Eagles. In addition to his family, fishing, food & music, one of his greatest passions was people. He took great joy in visiting with and learning about people. During his two courageous battles with cancer, he asked every medical professional who assisted him about their families, and inevitably, he had a connection to their parents or grandparents.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia; sons Andrew Armentor, Jr. and wife Kathy, Bryan Armentor and wife Cheri; daughters Arlene and partner Jonathan Putt, Donna Mader and husband Mark, Beth Krantz and husband Kevin; seven grandchildren – Jonathan, Sarah, Benjamin, & Sammie Armentor, Ava, Ethan & Emma Krantz, and step-grandchildren Damian & Kailyn Krantz; sister Loney Leeson and husband Ronald; and brothers Billy Armentor and wife Kathleen, and Bob Armentor; sisters in law, Dianne Broussard and Carmen Decuir and brothers in law, Winston Broussard and wife Annette; Marvin Broussard and Donald, Carl and Charles Hugonin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lydia and Rodney Armentor, and sister-in-law, Jo Ellen McCarthy Armentor; and his in laws, Edwin A. Broussard and Evelyn Hugonin.

The family would like to thank Dr. George Cousin and his staff for their care and support.

Pallbearers are Andrew Armentor, Jr., Bryan Armentor, Billy Armentor, Bob Armentor, Jonathan Armentor, Joel Armentor, Mark Mader and Kevin Krantz.

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Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 15, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • Rosary Service Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, October 15, 2012

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Gene & Suezell Delcambre Bunney

October 22, 2012

We were very surprised and saddened to hear of Mr.Andrew's passing. Lifting you all up in prayer.

Danette D Sandoz

October 18, 2012

So sorry to hear about Mr Andrew's passing. Our family found out after the fact. He was like a father figure to all the kids in the neighborhood. Prayers to all of you. Danette Delcambre Sandoz and the Delambre family.

Shirley Huval

October 17, 2012

Patricia and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the passing of Mr. Andrew.
Shirley V. Huval ( Mrs. Alton)

Deborah Miller

October 16, 2012

Brian and family, we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, and we send our deepest condolences. Debbie and Family

Kim & Liz Barbin

October 16, 2012

To the Armentor family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Andrew's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with Andrew and have many fond memories of family gatherings at Kathy and Andy's house. Please know we were out of state or would have attended the services. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of loss.


October 16, 2012

I remember early mornings at Iberia Savings & Loan Association on St Peter St, Andrew and E.J. would be gathering appraisal files always harassing me for better directions/phone numbers etc. He is a good man, father, not sure about fisherman. I learned a lot from him and I know he will be missed.

Miriam & Ronnie Thibodeaux

October 16, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Andrew. I remember working with him at Iberia Savings and Loan as it was called back then.. He always made you smile and had a story it might have been a fish story or just a tale to tell but you just had to like him no matter what. He will be greatly missed by all. I can only hope he and my dad are fishing right now!!!

Louis & Joyce Belaire

October 16, 2012

Our deepest condolences to the Armentor family.

Lou & Michelle Resweber

October 16, 2012

Arleen, Andy & Kathy, and the entire Armentor family,
We extend our sympathies at the loss of your dear one. Praying that countless precious memories of him will ease your pain and bring you comfort.

Phyllis Picard-Staton

October 15, 2012

To all the family my deepest condolences. I was honored to know Andrew and call him friend and we certainly had some very interesting conversation in the years we known each other. We shared our love of gardening, food as well as fishing ---although I could never get him to tell me his favorite fishing hole ---he did say that when I retire he would take me fishing. The last time we visited he gave me some fresh file and I will certainly remember Andrew every time I use it and wherever I bate my fish ---of course using a fly tied just right ---that is of course---Andrew style and
Now I know that God has some good fishing spots for him in heaven.
Dr. Phyllis Picard-Staton, PhD