Michael Allen Cuneo, Sr., 78, a native of Golden Meadow and resident of Larose, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 3, 2019 with his loving family at his side. Visitation was held on Monday, October 7, 2019 from 12 noon until service time at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the church starting at 2 p.m. with burial followed in the church cemetery.
Michael is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Dufrene Cuneo; daughters, Gwendolyn C. Theriot (Russ) and Jacqueline C. Chouest (Kirt); and son, Michael A. Cuneo, Jr. (Celeste); grandchildren, L. Blaine Theriot, Les Theriot, Ryan Chouest (Karen), Hannah Chouest, Chelsea Compeaux, Alec Compeaux (Makaila), Nicholas Cuneo, Thomas Leblanc, Jacob Cuneo; and great-grandchild, Aiden Eymard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Stella Cuneo; and brothers, Daniel Cuneo, Philip Cuneo.
Michael was a professional horn musician for over 60 years, inducted into the Westbank Musicians Hall of Fame, employee of Chevron for over 30 years, owner of Bayou Country Advertising and a correctional officer for the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Michael served on boards of several community organizations, was a 4th Degree Knight, songwriter, published poet, amateur photographer, inventor and promoter. Michael enjoyed talking politics and was well known for his talent for telling jokes and stories. His bright spirit and joyful ways will be forever missed.
Arrangements are under the direction of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, Marrero, LA. Information 504-341-9421.
Posted on Mon, October 7, 2019
by The Lafourche Gazette