Edwin Joseph Chauvin, born July 6, 1925 in Chauvin, La, lifelong resident of Houma, La passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Chauvin Funeral home on Sunday, August 25, 2019 beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at Chauvin Funeral Home on Monday, August 26, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the Liturgy of the Word Service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery No. 2.
Edwin is survived by his children, Cheryl Chauvin Francois and husband Michael, Jules B. Chauvin Sr. and wife Sheila, and Peggy Chauvin Goodman and husband Michael, and Edwin’s beloved dog, Petey. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 3 great great-grandchildren and 2 nephews.
Edwin is preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Mae Authement Chauvin, parents, Henry and Louise LeBlanc Babin. Ed was a WWII veteran who served in the Armored Tank Division under General Patton.
“Papa” had an entrepreneurial spirit and was successful in all his endeavors. He and Maw were a team and a great source of strength to their family. His favorite pastime was sitting on his back-porch swing smoking a cigar, with Petey by his side along with family and friends telling his stories of his life growing up on Little Calliou, his time in the war, and fishing at his camps.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Haydel Hospice, Patty Voss, and medical team especially Grace.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ or P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675
Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Edwin Joseph Chauvin.