Penrose Joseph Alonzo

March 24, 1918September 23, 2012

Penrose J. "Penny" Alonzo, a longtime resident of White Castle, La., passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012, 9:40 a.m. at The Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, La. He was born March 24, 1918, in Belle Rose, La. Penny worked in the sugar industry. He was a supervisor at Cedar Grove Sugar Mill for many years and later worked at Georgia Gulf. He was an excellent carpenter and did many remodeling jobs not only in his own home but in most of his children's homes as well. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Everyone who knew him knew that he loved to joke and also knew that he was always in a hurry. He is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Pansy Alonzo and George and Peggy Alonzo; and 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Laurie and Bob Blanchard and Penny and Gerry Mills. His grandchildren and their spouses are Paul and Stacy Alonzo, Denise and Wilton Millet, Helen and Jake Hebert, Brent and Susan Alonzo, Natalie and Rodney Vega, Ron and Jennifer LeJeune, Jenee and Vic Blanchard, Kelly Mills and Janell Mills, Cody Mills and Kally Sylve and Christen and James Leatherman and two stepgrandchildren and their spouses, Marcy and Jeff Holeman and Brad and Andrea Blanchard. Also considered his grandchild is Claire Hebert Hannaman and her husband Myles. His descendants include 17 great-grandhchildren and 5 stepgreat-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Ruth F. Bourgeois and a brother-in-law, Paul Fourroux. He was preceeded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 681/2 years, Doris Fourroux Alonzo, and their first child. Also by his parents Cleopha and Olive Alonzo; two brothers, Shelly and Wilfred "Pete" Alonzo; and two sisters Alibe Capello and Ruby Caballero. Visiting at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 25th from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial with Father Joey Angeles, celebrant. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his five grandsons and Raymond Blank, Jr. Arrangements by Ourso Funeral Home, White Castle.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Alrina & Jessie Ponville

September 29, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss, our deepest sympathy.

September 27, 2012

Many happy summer memories revolve around the Alonzo family. Mr. Penny was always the calm one. Donald, George, Ann Laurie and Penny, we're thinking of you. Our deepest sympathies.

Cheryl and Jackie Johnson
St. Augustine. FL

September 27, 2012

Privileged to have known Mr. Penny. Our prayers go out to
all the family.
Debbie and Rick James
St. Augustine, FL

September 25, 2012

George, Peggy, Natalie and REV,
Sorry to hear of your loss. May your faith and your memories carry you through this time.
Vickie Mansur LeBlanc


September 25, 2012

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Alonzo family.Donald &George and the rest of Family are in our prayer and thoughts in this difficult times.I will miss seeing Mr Penny when i go to White Castle.He has been a friend of our family for many years on Cedar Grove.May God bless all of you in these sad times.God bless Mr Penny he was a good man.

Shelly Gautreaux

September 25, 2012

To the Alonzo Family

Sorry to hear about Mr. Penny, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow

Doug and Shelly Gautreaux

Dora Alford

September 25, 2012

To the Alonzo family, know you are in our prayers. God will help you through this difficult time.
Dora & Willie Alford

Bonnie Eskine

September 24, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the family. Keeping you in my prayers.

Natalie Dugas

September 24, 2012

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Natalie.


September 24, 2012

Sorry for your loss. Mr. Penny taught me how to drive *** years ago. He had a lot of courage. I have known his family all of my life. Iris