Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Gerard Ponseti
Gerard Ponseti of LaCombe, Louisiana passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 at the age of 83. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 1937 to the late Annie Bourquin and Theodore John Ponseti Sr. Gerard graduated from Saint Aloysius High School with the Class of 1955. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Woodson from 1954 to 1962. Gerard was a former resident of Saint Bernard, Louisiana where he owned and operated Ponseti’s Food Store and retired from the Saint Bernard School Board after serving over 20 years. He was also employed with the Airport Shuttle and T&L Siding for some time. Gerard was extremely active in the community. He belonged to the Pete Fountain Half Fast Walking Club and served as a board member of the Bus Drivers Association. Gerard enjoyed his retirement to the fullest, spending time with family and friends.
Gerard is survived by his loving wife Helen Wuertz Ponseti; his adoring children Lori Ponseti Madary (Steven Madary), Stephen Fos (Brandi Fos), Kim Fos Leger (the late Troy Leger Sr.), Dorene Fos, Charlotte Fos Meyer (Dirk Meyer), and Richelle Fos McDowell; cherished grandchildren: Lindsey Madary, Andrew Madary, Jeremy Fos, Branden Fos, Toni Battaglia, Kristi Kirsch, Kimberly Fontenette, Troy Leger Jr., Matthew Rymer, Deborah Rymer, Orion Meyer, Faith Meyer, Emma McDowell, Grace McDowell, Gerard McDowell, Dakotah McDowell, and the late Austin Rymer; caring siblings Donald Ponseti, Patrick Ponseti, James Ponseti, Thomas Ponseti, Annie P. King, Betty P. Pinac, and Kathy P. Lattrade; and thirteen precious great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Peter Ponseti, Teddy Ponseti, Jack Ponseti, Joe Ponseti, and Richard Ponseti.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation (adhering to social distancing guidelines) on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Audubon Funeral Home located in Slidell. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel. A graveside service with military honors will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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