William Baugnon

Published 6:46 pm Wednesday, April 2, 2014

William Baugnon

March 31, 2014

William Baugnon departed on March 31, 2014 four days after celebrating his 74th birthday with his family, a blessed and grateful man.

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Bill was born in Boston, Mass., on March 27, 1940 one of seven children. A wonderful husband, he is survived by: his precious wife of 47 years and devoted caregiver, Michele R. Baugnon and his three dedicated daughters: Renee Baugnon (Reuben Wilder), Jamie E. Baugnon, Genevieve C. Baugnon. Cherished grandfather to three loving grandchildren: Marie, Liam, and Fiona Wilder.

He will be welcomed home by: his parents, John F. Baugnon and Barbara M. Baugnon; his sisters: Barbara I. Baugnon, Marie T. Baugnon; and his brothers: Richard F. Baugnon, Joseph M. Baugnon, Louis C. Baugnon. Survived by his oldest brother Jack Baugnon.

His family moved to New Orleans when he was young, where he attended six of New Orleans finest educational institutes before he graduated from John McDonogh High School in 1959. He served in the Air Force, Airman 2nd class from 1961 to 1965 working on jet airplane engines during the Bay of Pigs.  He moved to Lafayette to work for Hobart in 1965 where he quickly became a favorite of butchers, restaurant owners, and school cafeteria workers across south Louisiana until he retired from the restaurant supply company in 1987.

He was an avid golfer, a regular at many of Lafayette and New Orleans best golf courses. Traveling with his wife and family often, never forgetting his clubs, he would seek out the closest golf course and restaurants wherever they went.  After returning to New Orleans for nearly 20 years, he and his wife retired to Picayune, MS in 2005 to enjoy a life of quite relaxation.  We will remember his laughter and love forever, and it is with great sadness to say goodbye.

His family is honoring his request for no service or memorial.  In lieu of flowers he would wish for everyone to cherish and hug their loved ones often, and raise a glass in his honor. May you be forty years in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead.

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