Funeral services will be held on Saturday,
November 11, 2006 at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian
Burial in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
for Vincent X. Sonnier, 89, who passed away
peacefully at 1:59 PM on Wednesday, November
8, 2006, at his residence in Lafayette.
Entombment will be in Fountain Memorial
Reverend Monsignor Glen John Provost,
of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church,
be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass
will conduct the funeral services.
Melancon, soloist, accompanied by David
soloist and Tom Neil, organist, will
for the services, "Offertory",
"The Lord Is My Shepherd",
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand".
Vincent X. Sonnier was born in Crowley,
to C.C. and Aimee Haines Sonnier. He
preceded in death by his son, V. Farley
and his six brothers, Alden, Bruce,
Edward, Paul and Earl.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy
Sonnier and his daughter Anne Sonnier,
three grand children, Stephanie Sonnier
Christy Sonnier Roemer and Aimee Paige
five great-grand daughters and one
Vincent was a reservist during WWII
New Orleans Navy Airfield where he
flight. After the war, he worked as
landman for over 50 years. He was the
member of the Lafayette Petroleum Club.
by the history of Louisiana, Vincent
well-versed on the Battle of New Orleans
and lectured about this battle for
groups locally. He pursued his genealogy
for several years and found the majority
of his ancestors dating back to the
century. He was an avid member of the
He enjoyed deep-sea fishing in the
Mexico and hunting in the rice fields
Vermillion Parish. He rarely missed
of hunting during the season and was
to judge many duck and goose calling
in the area.
Fluent in French and English, he pursued
learning the Spanish language through
and his association with the Lafayette
Club. He regularly volunteered at the
Visitor and Tourism Center in Lafayette
truly enjoyed meeting travelers with
he could speak French or Spanish.
Vincent was an ardent and active member
the Republican Party and never missed
opportunity to vote. He especially
the comraderie he had with his friends
the "round table" for weekly
at the Petroleum Club.
He will be missed tremendously by his
Pallbearers will be David Eason, Trent
Franklin Roemer, Charles Schoeffler,
Weeks, III, and Charles Chatelain.
A Rosary will be prayed on Friday,
10, 2006 at 6:30 PM in Martin &
Funeral Home in Lafayette.
The family requests that visitation
on Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and
Saturday from 8:00 AM until time of
View the obituary and guestbook online
Martin & Castille Funeral Home,
of Lafayette has been chosen to help
the arrangements. 337-234-2311