OBITUARY

David Antoine Broussard

August 30, 1994November 7, 2018

David Antoine Broussard, 24, passed away November 7th, 2018. Born in Miami, Florida on August 30th, 1994, David grew up in Sarasota, Florida. David graduated from Riverview High School in 2013, where he was on the Sarasota Crew team and a graduate of the IB program. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude in International Business from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.

David was loved by his friends and family and will be remembered for his sense of humor, his willingness to help others, and his love of family, friends, good food, and LSU, Saints, and Dolphins football.

David is survived by his parents, Dr. Wilson A. “Tony” Broussard and Kandie Alonzo Broussard, and his sister Katherine. He is also survived by his loving girlfriend, Kara Cramsie. His surviving family members include: aunts and uncles Marie Janice Broussard, Galveston, TX; Judy and Bud Gautreaux, Rayne, LA; Brenda (Godmother) and Jim Gisclair, Alpharetta, GA; and Johnelle and Tom Piedlow, Jacksonville, FL; cousins Judd (Godfather), Jami, Madeline, and Nicholas Gautreaux; Angie and Ryan Trahan, and Angelle and Ava Bourgeois; Michael Clement; Robert Gassiot; Michele Clement; John and Annette Gisclair; Julie and Mark Cartee; Jim and Nicole Gisclair; Steve Gisclair; Bill and Brian Gisclair-Sullivan; Suzanne, Frank, Max, Jake, Sarah, and Charlotte Thomas.

David was predeceased by his grandparents, Wilson A. “Big Bruce” and Louella Angelle Broussard, and John and Mildred Radoste Alonzo.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 17th from 11am to 1pm at Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne, Louisiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Church and entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery #2.

In lieu of flowers, please celebrate David’s life by making a donation to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, https://www.ccalliance.org/donate, or Nazareth Farm in West Virginia, a Catholic community which transforms lives through a service-retreat experience that is devoted to living out the Gospel message through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, and service, at https://www.nazarethfarm.org/donate/.

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Rob Bowe

November 15, 2018

When talking about the memory that Dave will leave behind, I honestly don’t know where to begin. Living with Dave for only two short years left a lifetime of an impression on me. Dave was funny, easy going, and kind hearted. You never heard a negative thing come out of his mouth and he was always trying to keep a positive atmosphere. Dave was also extremely caring, insightful and was always there to lend advice. During his illness, his demeanor didn’t change. He was still as upbeat as ever. This shows true toughness and strength. I cherish the short time that we had together and I will live the rest of my life with same attitude that Dave lived with. I’m lucky to call you a friend. Love you, Dave.

Sean Prestia

November 9, 2018

From the moment I met Dave he had me cracking up laughing constantly. We had a connection trough our sense of humor instantly. Whether it was playing hours of MLB The Show 10 in our apartment or talking through a whole movie, we were always smiling and laughing. Everything seemed calmer when Dave was around. When Dave was around, you knew things were going to be okay. Dave was always there to pick me up when I was down and I wish I could thank him for all that he did for me and taught me. Being such a well rounded guy, Dave became someone I could look up to on how to balance doing well in school and also have a social life at college. I’ll never forget the countless, stupid inside jokes we had and phrases we would say around each other that could instantly cheer each other up. Dave, I can’t thank you enough for being my friend and leaving such an impact on my life. Rest In Peace, my brother.

Maria Cirillo

November 9, 2018

David was another big brother to me, kindhearted, intentional, and hilarious. I love you, David. You are so missed.

Thomas Adams

November 9, 2018

David Broussard was the best friend anyone could ask for. His smile could light up a room and his sense of humor could cheer anyone up, even on their darkest of days. He will be missed dearly.

Love you, David.

Mike Arvonio

November 9, 2018

David was one of the most fun-loving, kind and outgoing kid's I have ever met. As roommates for our entire 4 year career at Iona College, Dave and I grew very close and I could not have asked for a better friend or roommate. He was my brother in Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, the president of the environmental club, a member of the honors program and graduated Summa Cum Laude with admission into many of the college's most selective honor society's. On behalf of all of the brothers of the Iota Omicron chapter of Pi Kappa Phi and all of Dave's friends at Iona we are heartbroken to hear of his passing. He fought cancer as hard as he possibly could and that is something we are all proud of him for. Rest easy Dave, I love you and will never forget all the memories we had.

FROM THE FAMILY