Tilman J. Camardelle, 94, a native of Westwego and oldest veteran resident of Grand Isle passed away Thursday June 21,2018 at 10:37 p.m.
Visitation will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church on Tuesday June 26, from 10:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego.
Mr. Tillman is survived by his beloved son, Chris Camardelle and wife Juanita; daughters, Carolyn and husband Tank Wagner, Lillie and husband Terry Doughty, Michele and husband Timmy Bourg and Faye Kennedy. His brother, Roger Camardelle. He also leaves to cherish his memory 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death his loving wife of 51 years, Lillian Billiot Camardelle. Parents, Norah and Maggie Plaisance Camardelle, sons, Gary and Kirk Comardelle, son-n-law, Wayne Kennedy, brothers, Irvin, Edward, and Edmond Camardelle, sisters, Doris Guidry and Helena “Lynn” McElwee.
Mr. Tilman was proprietor of Camardelle’s Restaurant and enjoyed very much working. He loved crabbing and being outdoors. He was a WWII Army Veteran and member of the American Legion, receiving the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and WWII Victory Medal.
A special thanks is extended to Dr. Russell Henry, staff at Terrebonne General, Haydel Hospice, and staff of Lafourche Home for the Aged. A heartfelt thanks to Rene Rhodes for his care and compassion.
Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Camardelle Family.
Posted on Mon, June 25, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette