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“My prayers go out to CT's wife, Beverly , his three children Ricky, Kenny and Patti. and to his entire family and friends during this difficult...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Dolores "Dodie" Mayea (Sinitiere ) Broussard - LA

“Dear Beverly and Family, We were so sorry to hear about C.T. I shared so many good memories with C.T. from long ago. It was my joy to be part of your...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Joe Fairchild - Thibodaux, LA

“My sincerest condolences ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sandy Mcclelland - Franklin, LA

“Though connected by marriage to CT's niece, CT (and family) welcomed me with open arms and gave a kid from the hills of East Tennessee a great...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Wallace Ashe - Knoxville, TN

“Patti, my prayers and love are with you and your family. May your dad Rest In Peace with the Lord. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Lege - Lafayette, LA

“Dear Patti, so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family for peace. Bret and Donna ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Adams - Broussard, LA

“Beverly, Ricky & Julie, Patti & Brother, Kenny & Dennis & all of your extended families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. C.T. was a kind,...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Marie Schexnayder - Franklin, LA

“Ricky Aunt Dru and are praying for all of you ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: John Bailey - Houston, TX

“Mr. CT was a hard worker and a wonderful person. Having a chance to work with him through the years and to have him as a customer was a blessing.He...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Aubrey Curry

“Dear Beverly and family we wish to extend our condolences to you and your family.C. T. was a special man. I brought him Holy Communion in the past...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Cora & Earl Bouton, Sr. - LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. CT rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Church of the Assumption during an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial for Clisme Thaddeus "CT" Chauvin, a native and lifelong resident of Franklin who passed away at the age of 83 on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Franklin Foundation Hospital. Celebrating the Mass will be Father Michael Russo with Father Cedric Sonnier and Father Oneil Landry concelebrating. CT will be laid to rest in Perpetual Park Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers Henri' Chauvin, Ben Hebert, Greg Hebert, Ryne Ribble, Brother Marine, and Dennis Hebert. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Comeaux, Todd Rodriguez, Hal Ribble, Rudy Christensen, and Floyd Degueyter.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation which will be held Monday at the church from 8:30 a.m. until time of service, with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 10:00 a.m.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his wife of 62 years, Beverly K. Chauvin; three children, Ricky Chauvin and his wife Julie of Baldwin, Kenny C. Hebert and her husband Dennis of Jennings, and Patti C. Marine and her husband Brother of Broussard; one sister, Marilyn C. Patrizo of Knoxville, TN; one brother-in-law, James Rodriguez of Ashton; nine grandchildren, Jessie Chauvin Ribble (Ryne), Henri' Chauvin (Taylor), Greg Hebert (Alesha), Katie Hebert, Ben Hebert (Michelle), Megan Marine Perkins (Jason), Ryan Marine (Jennifer), Emily Marine Moore (Mike), and Michael Marine (Stephanie); 16 great grandchildren, Madelyn Buchert, Roman Ribble, Amelia Hebert, Hayes Perkins, Mary Beth Perkins, Sam Perkins, Eleanor Perkins, Landry Marine, Elizabeth Marine, Murphy Marine, Lucy Moore, Grace Moore, Mikey Moore, Alec Moore, Juliette Marine, and Meredith Marine; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clisme John Chauvin and Mildred Lambert Chauvin; one sister, Vera Lee Chauvin Cormier; parents-in-law, Beverly A. Kihnel and Ruth Tabor Kihnel; and sister-in-law, Peggy Kihnel Rodriguez.

CT graduated in 1953 from Hanson and enlisted in the Navy. During his enlistment, he was stationed in Guam, got married and served on a military transport ship out of San Francisco and was discharged in 1957. He returned to Franklin, worked for Humble Oil for a couple of years before joining Kihnel's Sheet Metal Works, eventually buying the shop from his uncle and father-in-law. He retired in December of 1998. CT enjoyed fishing, gardening, barbequing, serving his community and church, and most importantly being around his family. CT was a parishioner of the Church of the Assumption where he served as a lecturer and Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the Franklin Historic District Commission Board and was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was awarded the Bishop's Service Award in 2003.

If you knew CT, you knew him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather with unconditional love for his family. He was known by many names: CT, Mr. CT, Honey, Uncle CT, Dad, Daddy, Bum Bum, Paw Paw Buddy, Paw Paw, Uncle Buddy, Parrain, Paw Paw in a Wheel Chair, Lover-boy, and Pop.

He was a protector, provider, and possessed the gift of great patience and virtue. Most importantly, he was a man of strong faith and a devout Catholic. He taught his family how to love. During the last years of his life, while confined to a wheel chair, he never complained and always said "thank you" with a smile on his face. You will be missed and never forgotten. Until we see you again, safe journey. We love you.

Thanks to Dr. McPherson and the Franklin Foundation Hospital Staff for their compassionate care.

Special thanks to Shirlene Brown and Dee Willis for their years of devoted care to our family.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.