Shirley Bonin Comeaux

February 19, 1923December 12, 2012

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Homer J. Comeaux, the former Shirley Bonin, age 89, at 10:00 am Saturday, December 15, 2012 at St. Marcellus Catholic Church with Fr. Gene Tremie officiating. Interment will follow at St. Marcellus Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Saturday until service time.

A native of St. Martinville and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Comeaux passed away at 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Dauterive Hospital.

Mrs. Comeaux was a member of St. Marcellus Catholic Church where she was a former religion teacher. She also volunteered at St. Francis Diner and was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. Shirley was well known as being a very caring person and great mother and caregiver. Also, she was the best cook and an outstanding seamstress. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by one daughter, Victoria “ Vicky” C. Rowan and husband Richard D. and three sons, Albert “Al” C. Comeaux and wife Linda E., Mark A. Comeaux and wife Millie G. and Larry T. Comeaux and wife Patti B. all of New Iberia; ten grandchildren, Chad Comeaux, Rick Rowan, David Rowan, Monica Esponge, Mathew Comeaux, Marshall Comeaux, April Campbell, Mallory Comeaux, Ryan Comeaux and Brodie Comeaux; fourteen great grandchildren, Shonda David, Rusty Cooper, Gerald Porrier, Faith Comeaux, Kylan Comeaux, Brayton Comeaux, Nicholas Rowan, Maci Rowan, Cameron Esponge, Tucker Comeaux, Gage Boutte, Reese Royer, Collin Comeaux, Cole Comeaux and three great great grandchildren, Brooklyn Broussard, Peyton Cooper and Chloe Porrier.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer J. Comeaux; parents, Albert and Rose O’Flarity Bonin; two brothers, Belizaire “Bill” and Russel Bonin and three sisters, Anna Mae Vaughn, Elodie “Tut” Peltier and Esther B. Comeaux; two grandchildren, Rhonda David and Brent Comeaux and two great grandchildren, Micah P. Campbell and Joshua Esponge.

Pallbearers will be Chad Comeaux, David Rowan, Mathew Comeaux, Marshall Comeaux, Brodie Comeaux, Ryan Comeaux, Rusty Cooper and Mallory Comeaux. Rick Rowan will be the vocalist.

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


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Rosary Service Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Glenn Meyers

December 15, 2012

Vicky, Al, Mark & Larry,
I offer my condolences to all of you and your families. I remember your Mom was a big part of my childhood memories. Prayers are with you

Phyllis Picard-Staton

December 15, 2012

I send my deepest sympathy at the lost of your mother, Shirley. I certatinly remember our many family visits and suppers and the most wonderful time of sharing that our parents shared and taught us the value of family and of family friends. I am saddened that I am out of town and not present with all of you to celebrate your mother's life ---for to me is was very rich in kindness and very loving.
From the Roland and Mable Picard family with love ----Phyllis

Marie Allbert

December 15, 2012

Vicky, Al, Mark, Larry and families, Raymond and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are so glad we got to visit with Ms. Shirley for a short time in Aug. Her and Mr. Homer were always so good to us when we came to visit Dickie and Vicky. Our love to all of you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Albert P. & Brooke Eskind Mulkey

December 15, 2012

To the comeaux Family ours thought's and prayers are with y'all at this time of the lost of Mrs. Shirley. She will be miss.

John Berard

December 14, 2012

Your family has my deepest sympathy. You all will be in our prayers.

Dionne Cooper Yurko

December 14, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Grandma Shirley was one of the most loving, wonderful women I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I loved being a part of her life and having her share her wisdom with me. She was such a loving Great Grandmother to my Son and I'm forever grateful for that. I love you all!

Stephan Viator

December 14, 2012

Aunt Vicky, Uncle Dicky, Rick, David, and to everyone else who loved Ms. Shirley, please know that my prayers are with you and are with her. I know that Mr. Homer has her in his arms walking her home. She was, without a doubt, one of the most loving people I have ever known, and her love lives on in everyone she shared her amazing life with. She and Mr. Homer gave of themselves every single day, and for that they have both earned their time together in God's arms in Heaven. I'm extremely thankful I knew her, and I know that dad, Lori, Jim, and especially mom all feel the same way. God bless y'all.


Nicole Peltier and Brayden, Kylin comeaux ,Hunner Faulk

December 14, 2012

Grandma Shirley (even though you wasn't my grandma I love you like you are ) u will be miss dearly. Also my heart goes out to the family throw this time.

Rachel Kapp

December 14, 2012

Ms. Vicky, my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. We loved Ms. Shirley & will miss her...Rachel Kapp

Pat L. Boutte

December 13, 2012

My memories of Aunt Shirley and Uncle Homer go all the way back to 1958. To say I loved them both is an understatement. They were always there to offer support, love and a helping hand. I have been blessed just by knowing them.

Rest in Peace.