Louis Plauché

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  • "So sorry to learn of the death of Lou. Worked with him at..."
    - Tony Blanchard
  • "Janet, Was sorry to hear of Louis' passing. I know you..."
    - Mary Adoue
  • "Lou will always be remembered as the person that showed us..."
    - Gene Arcement
  • "WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY from X-Coworker 1978 to 1990"
    - MARIE PUGH
  • "Sincerest sympathy. "Now may the Lord of peace himself..."

Louis "Lou" Lawrence Plauché, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at his home in Lake Monticello, Virginia. He was born on April 24, 1941 in Houma, Louisiana, the son of Louis Faulce and Effie Cox Plauché. Lou was a graduate of Terrebonne High School and received his undergraduate and Master's degree in social work from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. As the Director of Child Protective Services for the State of Louisiana, he was a fierce advocate for vulnerable children and families throughout his 28-year career. Lou was a master at telling Boudreaux and Thibodeaux Cajun jokes, and celebrated many birthdays hosting one of the best crawfish boils in Baton Rouge. He loved travel, especially to France. In the last several years, he and his wife, Janet, spent months at a time exploring every region of the country. Lou's enthusiasm for France inspired many of his friends to travel there as well. His expertise in creating travel itineraries was legendary. Lou was a gourmand and a connoisseur of good food and fine wine. He was a writer of short stories about adventures in travel and life. After retirement, Lou could be found walking around Lake Monticello, playing golf, and meeting new people along the way. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife, Janet Bordelon Plauché; daughter, Michelle Plauché Barclay and her husband, Dr. Terry R. Barclay; brother, Dr. Warren C. Plauché and his wife, Marilyn; sister, Fay Plauché Butler; many cousins, nieces and nephews, other extended family members and countless friends here and abroad. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Lou's memory to Caring Bridge at: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/louisplauche. Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 9 to Feb. 11, 2018
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