OBITUARY

Al Mouton

May 19, 1921January 21, 2017

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 Alcee Gonzague Mouton, “AG”, passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside. AG was born August 5, 1921 in Carencro, Louisiana and lived most of his adult life in New Orleans. He was preceded in death by his son Alcee III (Al), his brothers Jerome and Edgar, and his dear sister Margie. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Dot); his children Karen, Zachary (Zach), Michele, Suzette (Suzy), Barbara, Cecilia, Larry and Richard; 24 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Like many young men of his generation, he joined the navy and was stationed in the Pacific during World War II. After the war AG attended Tulane University where he met Dorothy Marie Segari. They were married on May 14, 1949 at Holy Name of Jesus. They raised their family in a modest home in St. Francis Cabrini Parish, and relocated to Algiers after hurricane Katrina. AG worked for Kaiser Aluminum in Chalmette and retired after 30 years. Not one to sit still, in 1982 he began his second career as an Instructor in Instrumentation at Delgado Community College. Always pushing himself for new adventures, he started flying lessons at 60 years old. In 2003, at the age of 82, his son, Larry, started him beekeeping. He produced honey at his home in Lakeview and Algiers and became well known as the proprietor of “PawPaw’s honey” at the New Orleans Farmers Market, selling his wares to many chefs and locals for many years. His picture was featured in John Besh’s ‘My Family Table’. AG loved hunting and fishing, which he was able to continue into his early 90’s; adventurous travel; but above all, spending time with his family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service at 1:00p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans. A visitation will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Association. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 26, 2017

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Roxanne Mouton

January 25, 2017

While Paw Paw enjoyed a long, rich, full life I am saddened to hear of his passing. I remember gratefully how he welcomed me into his large family and felt a distinct kinship for our shared French Cajun heritage. When my own father died when I was 27 I always felt that I still had a father figure in my life. I am thankful for the culture, history, and values he has imparted to my children.
In memory,
Roxanne Richard Mouton

Michael Jones

January 25, 2017

Rich,

You're dad had a great life. One worth emulating. I loved going to your house as kids because your dad was so nice and just a great guy. Who else lets their kids turn the pool into an aquarium. The last time I saw him, he was selling honey at the farmer's market in New Orleans and he seemed so happy and vibrant. Just wonderful. He'll be missed but I'm happy for you and your family that you had him for so long.

From the Jones family (Michael, Stephanie, Keira, and Olivia)

Glen Mutchnick

January 25, 2017

Sherry and I are thinking about you, Larry and Anna, we're so sorry about your loss.
Love,

Mary Dunn

January 25, 2017

Now you and little Al can meet again and start a new adventure. Rest in peace Uncle AL

Robin Goldsmith

January 24, 2017

Beautifully written obit! What a nice man. So sorry for your loss.

Sean Raymond

January 24, 2017

I will always cherish the time I went on a fishing trip with Mr. AL when Richard and I were kids. We went to their camp in South Louisiana. Mr. AL taught me alot about fishing that weekend. I remember freezing our tails off that night but had the best shrimp creole for dinner. Mr. AL let me shoot a 22 rifle at coke cans in the water and even steer the boat. He was a great teacher. Extremely patient and kind. A wonderful man.

Sid Falk

January 24, 2017

One of the nicest and most interesting men I have ever had the honor of meeting. God's speed, Mr. Mouton.

January 24, 2017

Comfort to all the family! I know he was much loved and will be missed by all. My dad also had dementia of some kind and it was a long good bye. We lost him piece by piece yet it was still hard to lose him at the end. Hope having so much of the family together will be a comfort to all. Jill, Randy, and Andrea Wipf

Janet and John Bordeaux

January 24, 2017

It was a privilege to meet AG and have you all become members of our family with the marriage of Kim's son, Zac, to our Rachel. We are sorry for your loss, but celebrate his life and the beautiful legacy he leaves behind.

Velma Smith

January 23, 2017

To the Mouton Family it has been a privilege as well as an honor to have known the family .Mr Al was my buddy we got along very well,it was almost like taking care of my own father.Some times he made me laugh and i made him laugh God Bless and stay strong and take care of your mother if yu ever need me I am only a phone call away "A Family That Prays Together Stays Together". Love Velma & Family

FROM THE FAMILY