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“Mrs. Frances, I am saddened to hear of your loss of Mr. P.J. I know one thing, my dad (Eddie Hale) thought the world of him. I can picture he and ...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Christy Hale Brubaker - Lafayette, LA

“PJ, we will miss you so much. I always enjoyed your phone calls to our house when you would say, "This is old man PJ Trahan, may I speak with Tony...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Tony and Heather Fisk - Heath, TX

“wE WILL MISS HIM BUT NEVER FORGET HIM HE WAS THE SALT OF THE EARTH AND IM PROUD TO SAY HE WAS LOVED BY ALL OF HIS SHIPMATES MAY HE REST IN PEACE ...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: vic grillo and family - NY

“I'll bet PJ and Charlie are catching up right now and having a few laughs; I'll sure miss PJ. Frances, I'll be thinking of you. Anita ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Anita R. Minter - Daleville, VA

“Due to work & school , we cannot make the funeral. We send our love and prayers to you Mrs. Francis, Aunt Kathie, and the rest of the family. We...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Mel, Leon, & Noah Bradberry - LA

“Mr PJ has treated me like one of his own for my entire life.....growing up Both PJ and Mrs frances were always there thru the good and bad in my...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Charles "Chuck" Hobson - LEANDER, TX

“We both proudly served on board the USS Belle Grove although it was twenty years apart. We both attend our first Belle Grove reunion in Portsmouth,...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Russ & Sheila Pillion - Chester, NH

“DEAR MRS FRANCES AND FAMILY THE HEAVENS OPENED WIDE THEIR ARMS AND CALLED P.J. HOME. A JOYOUS REUNION WITH HIS PARENTS AND LOVED ONES WHO HAVE...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: PRISCILLA COSSE - COVINGTON, LA

“My Dad, Clyde Hahn had the utmost respect for Mr. P.J. They worked together for many years. I am sorry for the family's great loss. We will...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Donna Hahn Lancon

“Annie has always spoken of her grandfather as a great man, and in reading about him I can certainly understand why. Our deepest sympathies to your...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Steve & Amy Tolivar - Baton Rouge, LA

“Mrs. Frances, Alice, and Fran Deepest sympathy to all of you from my mom and I. My heart breaks for all of you but yet it rejoices in knowing...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Lola Cheramie Crochet - LA

“Thank you Mr. PJ for the awesome memories. You meant so much to our young family especially in our early days with Exxon New Orleans. You were a...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Carla (and Jim) Rayborn - Plano, TX

“John and I are so blessed that we got to spend time with P.J. and ms Francis and Fly. the last week of his life. They are a wonderful family.,so full...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: John and Elaine Vice - LA

“We were so sorry to here of PJs passing.We will miss him at the ship reunions.He was a good man and will be missed.God be with Frances and the family...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Lowell&Marlene Chadwick - Oshkosh, NE

“THE CREW OF THE USS BELLE GROVE LSD2 EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO FRAN AND FAMILY.YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. PJ SERVED HIS COUNTRY WELL AND WILL BE...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: USS BELLE GROVE LSD2's CREW - NJ

“Dear family, There are so many stories and things we could tell you, but most important, is the love we have for PJ and Francis. They were good...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Les and Janet Maudlin - Norwalk, IA

“Pj was my mentor but more importantly a dear friend to Cappie and me. I will miss our monthly conversations about anything and everything, but...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Raymond and Cappie Tavary - TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the extended Trahan family as they mourn the loss of a great man. Mr. PJ will always be remembered by anyone he...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Harry Longwell & Tammy Longwell - TX

“Sorry for your loss. I Definately looked up to him. Mr. P.J. Was a "third grandpa" to me growing up. It saddens me to hear of his illness and...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Jai Bourg - Bourg, LA

“Sorry for the great loss of a dear friend. Our prayers are with you. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Clyde and Beverly Baldwin - TX

“You and your family are in our prayers during this most sorrowful time. You have our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Gro & Linda Guidry - LA

“Our prayers are with you and the family at this very difficult time. My family has fond memories of PJ as a great guy. Call if you need anything. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: GLADYS BENOIT SMITH - NEW ORLEANS, LA

“We are sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family. John holds many good memories of P,J. from the years they worked together. God's...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: John and Cindy Richmond - LA

“May the God of all comfort help your family to endure. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: JAMES LONG

“May the God of all comfort help your family to endure. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: JAMES LONG


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Prudhome Joseph "P.J." Trahan, died on Monday, February 6, 2012, at the age of 87. He is survived by "his bride" of 66 years, Frances Fournier Trahan. He is also survived by three daughters, Alice Bourg of Algiers, Kathie Martin (Chick) of Golden Meadow, and Fran Love (Kyle) of Lafayette; seven super grandchildren, Francoise D. Cohen, Annie Bourg, Beau Martin, Nate' R. Anson, Jean Paul Martin, Collins Bourg, and "Tray" Bourg; his elite eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Beulah Martin (Edward) of Franklin, and Jeanette Breaux (L.J.) of Kiln, MS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice B. and Euzebe H. Trahan; and one brother, Ira Trahan of Franklin.

Upon graduating from Hanson Memorial in 1943, he entered the US Navy and served on the USS Belle Grove – LSD II during WW II. Mr. Trahan retired from Exxon with 43 years of dedicated service, most of which were spent on Grand Isle where he was a pioneer in the offshore drilling industry. He later was an Inland Drilling Superintendent in the New Orleans office. After retiring he became the CEO of Chick's Bait Shop in Golden Meadow for 15 years. He was also a faithful attendee of Manresa Retreat House for the past 43 years.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at the Church of the Assumption, 915 Main St., Franklin, LA, 70538, on Friday, February 10. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Louis Richard celebrating the Mass. Interment immediately following in the Franklin Cemetery. A celebratory reception honoring his life will be held immediately following interment.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to Manresa Retreat House, P.O. Box 89, Convent, LA 70723, www.manresala.org; Hanson Memorial High School, 903 Anderson St., Franklin, LA 70538; St. Joseph Catholic Church, PO Box 280, Centerville, LA 70522; or Notre Dame Hospice, 2832 Burdette St., New Orleans, LA 70125.

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