Leon Lawrence Borne Jr.

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  • "Dr. Borne was a good friend and a wonderful helper of those..."
    - Dominic Cangelosi
  • "Borne family my condolences at this difficult time, Leon..."
    - Don Marcello
  • "I was saddened this morning to learn of the death of my old..."
    - Dr. Raymond Folse
  • "Sorry for your great loss. May God's loving kindness..."
  • "My sincere condolences for the loss of dear Leon. May GOD..."

Leon Lawrence Borne Jr. was born on June 22, 1938, and passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018 after a year-long battle with cancer. Leon is survived by his dedicated and loving wife of 60 years, Nettie Trosclair Borne and his five children: Natalie and husband Danny Labat, Jessica and husband Robert Perret, Andre' and wife Carolyn, Agatha and husband Bryan Pannagl, Monica and husband Garrett Haab. Leon is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Erin Labat Folse (Randy), Kevin Labat (Tiffany Loupe), Zoe Perret, Grant Borne, Max Perret, Adele Borne, Sophie Haab, Jack Pannagl, Aiden Haab, Amelia Haab and Abigayle Pannagl. Leon has 2 great-grandchildren Ryleigh and Lane Folse. He is survived by his brother Donald J. Borne (Joycelyn) and their four children Ross, Mark, Angelle, and Donald Jr. Leon is preceded in death by his loving parents, Leon Lazare Borne and Denise Constant Borne. Leon attended St. Joseph's Seminary as a boy, graduated from Thibodaux High School in 1954. He was a member of first graduating class of F.T. Nicholls Jr. College in 1956, earned his Master degree in Social Welfare from Louisiana State University and his Doctorate Degree in Counselor Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Through his years of work as a social worker for the Department of Welfare, an Associate Professor of Special Education at Nicholls State, a School Board Member for Lafourche Parish, Assistant Superintendent and State Director of Special Education, and as a Louisiana State Legislator, he fought tirelessly to help every child gain access to the education needed to better themselves, their families and their communities. As a child, Leon enjoyed and excelled at playing baseball, and as a young man he spent countless hours coaching the Bayou Boeuf baseball team and helping the youth of his community to appreciate the importance of sports as well as education. Later in life he enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in their sports programs and other activities. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and the outdoors in general and was proud to share this love with his family and friends at their cabin in Mississippi and their home in Kraemer. Leon was a devout Catholic, devoted father and friend. He was admired and loved by many and will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Services Saturday, July 14th at St. Lawrence the Martyr Church in Kraemer. Visitation at 8:00 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Leon Borne Jr. to the Arc of Louisiana by calling 225-383-1033. Online condolences can be given at www.thibodauxfuneralhome.com. Thibodaux Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 13 to July 14, 2018
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