May 16, 1939 – February 3, 2019
Thomas LeMaire, 79, 05/16/1939-02/03/2019. He was raised in Kaplan, LA and spent most of his life in Luling, LA. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Peggy Chancellor LeMaire; son Brett Thomas LeMaire parents, Raoul & Agnes Faulk LeMaire; John, Cleveland, Paul, Issac, Bernard, Allen & Raywood; Verna LeMaire LeBlanc. Survivors include, daughter, Nicole LeMaire Cronin, (Patrick J. Cronin, Jr.), granddaughter, Rachelle J. Cronin; sister, Irene LeMaire Courvelle; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired school teacher, worked for the St. Charles Parish Assessor’s Office and Cytec before retiring in 1981. After retiring he volunteered teaching at Lakewood Elementary School and has contributed to many charities and became Citizen of the Year in 1989 by the West St. Charles Rotary Club. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 2409 and the Hahnville Lions Club for most of his life. He love for life was infectious and everyone around him felt it and his laughter was contagious, he didn’t know a stranger. There was no one he wouldn’t help. He loved to play golf and go bowling. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019; family visitation is from 8:00am - 9:00am, friends 9:00am - 11:00am, 11:00am Mass to follow with Rosary at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 234 Angus Drive, Luling, LA 70070. A private burial will be held at a later date. Please visit www.HCAlexander.com to view and sign the online guestbook.
- Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
- Mass Friday, February 8, 2019
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February 8, 2019
Tom LeMaire was my cousin. He was a loving father and devoted husband. I visited him in New Orleans with my family and he would come to Miss. several times over the years. Each visit was a memory of him singing and joking. He was always kind and I was fond of him as a human being as well as family. I wish Nell, Nikki and the rest of the family love and kind thoughts. Each of you are in my prayers. Love ya'll. Tim.
February 6, 2019
Cousin Tom was such a kind, kind man. As a child, he and Peggy brought me to Luling often to stay with them for a week or two. I still treasure those visits! He would always be singing, telling funny stories, even giving me funny names - like "Nancy Jean" (not my middle name). He and Peggy were ecstatic when Brett came along and then Niki. After Peggy died, his mother-in-law (my Aunt Joy) continued to live with him to help with the kids, and he cared for her until she died. It was a blessing to know and love him. I can just imagine The reunion with Brett, Peggy and Aunt Joy, as well as his parents! My prayers are with you, Niki and family.
Pati Puglise Tregre
February 6, 2019
Mr. LeMaire was my teacher at JB Martin. EVERYONE wanted to be in his class, so I considered myself to be extremely lucky. He made learning fun! Outside of the classroom he always had time to stop and talk. He built your self-esteem up so high that you felt like you were walking on air. I remember many funny quips he would say and they still make me smile today. I also remember him rallying everyone to raise money for a sick citizen among other campaigns he felt a passion for. He will be missed by many, but the joy he brought will be remembered by all that knew him.
Mary Rae (Hudgins) Mauldin
February 5, 2019
Such a kind man with a sense of humor and so patient with jr high math students. I remember his class being a "happy place" and that I actually could understand math in his class!
Natalie LeMaire Fruge
February 5, 2019
Always enjoyed listening to Uncle Tommy and my Dad Raywood telling childhood stories. They both usually laughed so hard at themselves they had to start the story over.
Here is one of those moments at a family reunion a few years ago.
Aunt Irene is inbetween them.
I don’t remember what they were talking about but uncle tommy looked at Dad and he cracked up.