Albert “Big Al” A. Cheramie, 87, a native and resident of Golden Meadow passed away February 25, 2016.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, February 27 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Golden Meadow from 11:30 a.m. till service time. Funeral Mass will begin at 2:30 p.m. with burial following in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife 69 years, Mary Cheramie; daughter, Deborah Serigny and husband Clint; son, Marc A. Cheramie and wife DeDe; daughter-in-law, Polly Cheramie; grandchildren, Matthew Pitre, Alex A. Cheramie, Ryan A. Cheramie, Adam A. Cheramie, Whitney Mary Cheramie; great grandchildren, Joseph Pitre, Isabella Cheramie, Victoria Pitre, Hannah Cheramie, Alan Cheramie, Lucy Cheramie; and sister, Norma Guilbeau.
He is preceded in death by parents, Philocles and Cecelia C. Cheramie; son, Alan Cheramie; grandchildren, Russ Pitre, Dana Cheramie, and Beth Cheramie; and brother, Gilbert Cheramie.
Big Al’s passion was worldwide big game hunting and was a past president of the Safari Club International from 1986 to 1988, declared sportsman of the year by Gov. Foster, was a member of OVIS and was a recipient of multiple Conservation and Hunting awards. A past chairman of State Bank and Trust and past chairman of the Board for Lafourche Parish Water District. After leaving Texaco, along with his brother-in-law Anthony Guilbeau, he co-founded and operated C & G Boats, which has been operating for 60 years.
Falgout Funeral Home of Galliano entrusted with arrangements.
Posted on Thu, February 25, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette