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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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The family would like to announce the passing of Clifford “Dixie” Santiny, age 65, who passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on May 20, 2017. As per his request, his body was donated to Tulane Medical Center and no service will follow.

Dixie, born on May 19, 1952, leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Mona L. Santiny; son, Heath J. Santiny (April) of Vacherie; daughter, Dixilyn Santiny of Rayne; 3 grandchildren he adored, Ethan, Reese, and Harrison Santiny, all of Vacherie; brother, Chris Santiny of Grand Isle; mother in law, Shela Leonard of Breaux Bridge; brother in law, Harry L. Leonard (Brenda) of Breaux Bridge; and a host of aunts, uncles, niece, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dixie was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Santiny; mother, Mabel Santiny; sisters, Linda Santiny and Veronica Bradberry; father in law, Harry Leonard; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Dixie was a lifelong resident of Grand Isle. He was a councilman for the Town of Grand Isle that always worked diligently to better the place he called home. Dixie will be remembered for his big heart, love for his family and friends, and the love for his cats.

Special thanks goes to Dr. Jimmy Ellis and his staff at Thibodaux Regional Cancer Center, Jill Usie and staff at Hospice of South Louisiana out of Houma. Special thanks also goes out to Sureway Supermarket, Clarion and St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office that allowed for us to be with Dixie (Dad) through his battle.

In lieu of donations, his family is requesting donations be sent in his memory of Rescue Me, PO Box 122, Walker, LA 70785.