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Obituaries

April 15, 2014

James "Jim" Demahy

BATON ROUGE —    James “Jim” Demahy, 94, of Port Arthur, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Summer Place Nursing and Rehabilitation in Beaumont.  He was born on February 21, 1920, to Henriette Boutte’ Demahy and Rene’ Demahy in Loreauville, Louisiana.  

   Mr. Demahy served in the United States Army and worked as a pipe fitter for Gulf Oil for thirty- eight years. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his biggest passion was gardening.  The holidays were his favorite time of year when he and his wife, Lydia, would cook for family and friends.

   Mr. Demahy is survived by his children, Wanda Ramke of Houston; R.J. Demahy and his wife, Diana, of Labelle; and Gail Burt and her husband, Andy, of Spring; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Mae Burleigh; and brother, Howard Demahy and his wife, Karen.  

   He is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven years, Lydia Demahy; sister, Alice Haley; and brothers, Otto and William Demahy.

   A gathering of Mr. Demahy’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at St. Therese the Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church, 6412 Garnet Avenue, Port Arthur, with interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

   The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff at Summer Place for their loving care.

   Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.

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