Dr. George Noah Baquet Jr.
1932 - 2020
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"May the angels lead you into paradise, may they receive you at your coming, and may they give you everlasting peace." On June 29th, 2020, Dr. George Noah Baquet, Jr., departed this world to join his better half after passing away of complications with diabetes. Dr. Baquet was born in the Depression era town of Alexandria, LA on December 10th, 1932, the first born of George Noah Baquet, Sr., and Georgina Bienvenu Baquet and the loving brother to Margaret, Elizabeth and Paul. The family moved closer to home in 1947 when they settled in Breaux Bridge, LA where George attended St. Bernard High, excelling in both his studies and basketball. Graduating in 1950, George attended Southwest Louisiana Institute (now University of Louisiana) on a basketball scholarship, playing only two seasons after which, he decided to devote more time to his pre-med studies, graduating in 1954. George attended Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans where he lost his Cajun accent but found the love of his life, a Charity Nursing School student, Marilyn Dunlap. They were married in 1957 and George graduated in 1958, simultaneously taking his medical board exam while becoming a father to his oldest son Gregory, who was followed by Marshall, Georgette, and Jason over the next six years. After an internship at the venerable Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Dr. Baquet joined the Air Force spending two years as a General Medical Officer. In 1961, the family moved to Marilyn's hometown of Baton Rouge where Dr. Baquet hung out his shingle as a General Practitioner of Medicine, a calling where the family doc was often a personal friend who made house calls, reduced fractures, performed his own blood tests and ex-rays while at the same time delivering babies who grew up to have children Dr. Baquet would deliver. A bygone era of doctoring indeed. In addition to caring for his patients, Dr. Baquet served as the team physician for Redemptorist High School for many years and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2009. Dr. Baquet was a founding member of the American Academy of Family Practice and retired from the practice of Medicine in 2010. He spent the remaining years of his life enjoying fishing, his Old River Camp, gardening and being a caregiver to Marilyn in her final years. He is survived by his children Gregory Baquet, Marshall Baquet and his wife Joli, Georgette Baquet Fontenot and her husband Glynn, and Jason Baquet and his wife Brenda. He has nine grandchildren, Eliza Baquet, Marli and Noah Baquet, Brian, Ross, Mary Lynn and Brandon Fontenot, and Addison and Brylee Baquet. George has a great-granddaughter on the way as well. He is survived by his brother Paul Baquet and his wife Tootsie and was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Dunlap Baquet, his parents, George and Georgina Baquet, and sisters Margaret Rees and Elizabeth Bares. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 5657 Thomas Rd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., and a rosary will be prayed before the mass at 9:30 a.m., in the sanctuary of the church. Masks and social distancing are required. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Isidore Catholic Church, 5657 Thomas Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70811 or www.stisidorecommunity.org, or The American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org.

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Published in The Advocate from Jun. 30 to Jul. 4, 2020.
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July 4, 2020
Dr Baquet & Holden were the last of great family doctors. Dr Baquet sat up with our family, never leaving bedside of my grandmother as she passes in 1962. I can remember him making house calls when dad was very ill once. He was a generous parishioner to St Isidore and Redemptorist High, served Mass, sat on boards, his fellowship was always an active part of our School/Church. Rest In Peace Good Man.
Nancy Jeansonne
Friend
July 3, 2020
My parents called Dr Baquet. early on a Sunday morning because l had been hit in the eye and was blind in that eye. He did not hesitate and told my parents to bring me to his office and he would meet them there. He immediately looked at my eye and treated it. Today you never hear about a physician going into his office on a weekend and caring for a patient. My parents always had such good things to say about him. Rest In Peace Dr Baquet.
Donna Morganti DeRossette
July 3, 2020
What a wonderful man and family. I went to school with Greg and Belonged to the family of St Isidore and Redemptorist. Prayers for the family.
Mary Ewell Witty
Classmate
July 2, 2020
Sympathy and prayers to the Baquet family for your loss of George. He was a good man with a big heart.
Jill Rabb
Friend
July 2, 2020
Sympathy and prayers to the Baquet family for your loss of George. He was a good man with a big heart.
Jill Rabb
Friend
July 2, 2020
Dear kids, Your dad was a very special person in my familys life amongst everyone else who knew him. Mom worked for him for 26 years and he treated my family for many years after that. He delivered my third child and I cussed him all the way to the delivery room while he was reading the paper. He was his own man and good to all. He was at my surgery, which took place at night, then got on a plane with the RHS team, to somewhere in South America. How caring and loyal. I know he will be missed by yall and all. Blessings everywhere.
Pam Nettles Browning
Daughter of Receptionist, Lois Nettles
Pam Browning
July 2, 2020
We love you Uncle George you were a great and unforgettable man and will be greatly missed. We will never forget the wonderful fishing trips with you and dad. I will cherish them always. Rest in peace.
Gerry K Baquet & Family
Family
July 2, 2020
Dear Greg, Marshall, Georgette, and Jason,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a great physician and I have many fond memories of him. God Bless you all in this difficult time.
Karl and Roxane Haydel
Roxane Haydel
Friend
July 2, 2020
Dr. Baquet was a true gentleman and a wonderful physician. I called on him over 20 years ago as a pharmaceutical rep and recently passed his old office and told my son of him. My deepest sympathy to his family and prayers for his kind soul
Andy Blank
Acquaintance
July 2, 2020
His is my 2nd post. Dr. Baquet was the best doctor. He was my Grandmothers Dr. (Mrs. Andrew Gautreaux, my moms Dr. DeeAnn G. Bennett, and my Dr. Travis Boudreaux. ) he divered my mom's siblings and also myself. I'm aged 54. In 1991, I became sick and had no I surance. He treated me , came to the hospital (EKL) to check on me and never charged me a dime. He thought I had ALS. He jumped into action and went above and beyond. I cannot express my thankfulness and sincere appreciation for what he did for me. My grandmother could calm him anytime and he always came through. I can not say enough good things about Dr. Baquet .
Travis Boudreaux
Acquaintance
July 2, 2020
I am one of the babies that he delivered along with my sisters. Dr Baquet was more than a doctor to us, he was a friend. There will never be another like him and the world is a sadder place for it. Thoughts and prayers for the family at this time. God Bless Darnell Townsend Doucet
Darnell Townsend Doucet
Friend
July 2, 2020
Im so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all...
Wanda Thomassee
Friend
July 2, 2020
I knew Dr. Baquet from when I played football at Redemptorist in 1969. He fixed me up when I dislocated a finger. He was very dedicated and attentive to all the players in each of the school team sports. Sorry to hear of his passing. Dr. Baquet was always a part of my great Redemptorist school memories. God Bless Dr. Baquet and family.
Rene Schmit
Student
July 1, 2020
Georgette - you are on my mind, love to your family Your dad was a great man and had a great love of family and Jesus. He was one heck of a Doctor too. They dont make them like him anymore. ❤
Penny Guidry Gann
Friend
July 1, 2020
He was a wonderful man and Dr.! Delivered and doctored all 3 of my children. Im so sorry for your loss.
Janice sylvester
Friend
July 1, 2020
Best Doctor, he went above and beyond.
Travis
Acquaintance
July 1, 2020
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July 1, 2020
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July 1, 2020
Georgette and Glynn, you have been blessed with a great family heritage to lead you on your journey to Heaven. Dr. George was truly found worthy of Christ Himself and as gold in the furnace. God has proved him!
May he Rest In Peace together with Christ and the communion of saints. May God also pour into you His Agape love and Mercy which endures forever.
We love you in Christ Jesus!
Rick Blackstone Family
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July 1, 2020
Special Dr to the Hebert family. He took care of Mom, Dad and all nine children. I will always remember him calling me "Tee Ta (Little Rita)" and for him delivering my own two babies. We'll miss you Dr Baquet
Gayle Abshire
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July 1, 2020
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July 1, 2020
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Mrs. Howard Carter & Family
June 30, 2020
Love you George Rest in peace with Marylin. love you Greg,
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Paul and Mary Baquet
Family
June 30, 2020
Georgette and Glynn - We send our love and prayers during this time of great loss. Dr. Baquet will live on in you and your children and future grandchildren. May he Rest in Eternal Heavenly Peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God bless you all.
Paul & Arlene Coreil
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June 30, 2020
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June 30, 2020
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