The Port Arthur News
Maurice Louis “Joe” Breaux, 95, of Groves, Texas passed away at his home on Friday, July 19, 2013.
He was born on September 8, 1917 in New Iberia, Louisiana to Robert and Cleopha Segura Breaux.
He lived in Loreauville, Louisiana and after his mother’s death was raised by his father and stepmother Reah Gondron Breaux.
He attended college at Southwestern Louisiana Institute.
Joe lived in Groves for 62 years and was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He was inducted into in the Army in 1941 and in November of 1942 graduated from Officer Candidate School as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Medical Air Corps. He spent the remainder of the war stateside as a Training Officer.
In 1946 he was appointed a Captain of the Medical Army Reserve and in 1949 transferred to the Air Force Reserve.
In 1966 he retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Lt. Colonel.
Joe went to work at Atlantic Richfield in 1951 and retired from American Petrofina in 1983 as a supervisor.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend J. C. Coon of St. James Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
A visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Joe is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce Breaux of Groves; son, Michael Breaux of Groves; daughter, Molly Breaux of Groves ; two grandchildren, James Breaux and wife, Kristin of San Antonio and Ryan Breaux of Temple; two great granddaughters, Laurel Breaux and Clementine Breaux of San Antonio.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to River City Hospice, his nurse Jeana and especially to his caregiver April for taking such loving care of him.