James P. Simoneaux
May 13, 1923 – April 15, 2018
James "Jimmy" P. Simoneaux departed on Eternal Patrol on Sunday, April 15, 2018, to join his beloved wife Thelma Irma Haney Simoneaux in Eternal Life. They were married for 67 years. He was a native of New Orleans and resided in River Ridge for 66 years. He was the son of the late James and Stephanie "Fannie" Gauthé Simoneaux. He is survived by his three daughters, Theresa S. Shurte (Paul), Susan S. Tompkins (David), and Diane Simoneaux; and three grandchildren, James, Taylor and Mallory. Sibling of the late Nathan Simoneaux (Audrey), Fannie Simoneaux, and the late Stephen Simoneaux. Brother-in-law of the late Helen H. Bonnett and Marilyn H. Ferrera. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and shipmates.
James was a graduate of S.J. Peters High School and Jos. A. Maybin School. He was a WWII Navy Veteran, having served on the USS Spearfish and USS Snook and a member of the Submarine Veterans of WWII (New Orleans/River Region Base) and Submarine Veterans, Inc. (Redfish Base). He was a former employee of Philco Distributors and McDonald Sales and Oreck Corp and founding member of St. Matthew the Apostle Church.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon until service time. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
He is survived by his three daughters, Theresa S. Shurte (Paul), Susan S. Tompkins (David), and Diane Simoneaux; and three grandchildren, James, Taylor and Mallory. Sibling of the late Nathan Simoneaux (Audrey), Fannie Simoneaux, and the late Stephen Simoneaux. Brother-in-law of the late Helen H. Bonnett and Marilyn H. Ferrera.
Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and shipmates.
- Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2018
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 17, 2018
James P. Simoneaux
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Howard and Clara Thibodaux
April 19, 2018
Fannie, James died on my 89th Birthday,April 15,2018. Please call us at (985)464-0020. You have our deepest synpathy.
April 18, 2018
On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), I offer our sincere condolences on James' passing. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful for James' service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our Brother of the Phin we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country.
"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way" 2 Thess 3:16
James Philip Simoneaux TM2(SS), US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.
Bill Dixon, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.
April 17, 2018
Uncle Jimmy, a great family man, helpful Uncle, and the original MacGyver! You will be greatly missed and always loved.
Wanda and Michael