Charles W. Boustany Sr. M.D.

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Dr. Charles W. Boustany Sr. died peacefully at his home on Monday, March 16, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial will be at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Lafayette, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18. Visitation at Martin & Castille Funeral Home, Lafayette, on Tuesday, March 17, was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home continues on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until time of service. Monsignor Keith J. DeRouen, rector of Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, will be the celebrant. Entombment in St. John Cemetery Mausoleum. Dr. Boustany was born on Jan. 21, 1930, the son of the late Alfred Frem Boustany and Florida Saloom Boustany. His father immigrated to the United States from Lebanon wanting to be part of the American dream and, in turn, give the gift of that dream to his children. Dr. Boustany graduated from S.L.I., now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, then from LSU Medical School in New Orleans. He completed a residency in family practice and throughout 50 years of practice cared for thousands of patients at his office on Moss Street. While a student at S.L.I., Charles was a member of the tennis team and a lifelong devotee of the sport. He was a charter member of the Lafayette Parish Tennis Advisory Committee and continued to play regularly throughout his life. He passed a love of the sport to his children and grandchildren, inspiring them with his unfailing patience and sportsmanship. Dr. Boustany was a member of the Louisiana State and Lafayette Parish medical societies and served for 16 years as Lafayette Parish coroner. He was a lifelong parishioner of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and was honored in being named a knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher. He served as king of the Bishop's Charity Ball and was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He participated in community events, serving as a duke in the Krewe of Gabriel as well as a duke in the Krewe of Troubadours. Dr. Boustany is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Madlyn Ackal, their 10 children, 20 grandchildren and his four siblings. His sons are the Honorable Charles Boustany Jr., MD, his wife, Bridget, and their children Erik and Ashley; James Boustany, his wife, Michelle, and their children, Nicholas and Alexander; Jon Boustany, his wife, Gaelle, and their children, Tristan, Quentin and Chloe; and Ron Boustany, his wife, Mimi, and their children, Mary Grace, Sarah and Thomas. He also leaves his six daughters, Dr. Stella Noel, her husband, Dr. Jacque Noel III, and their children, Jacque IV, Adele and Kathryn; Terese Reggie, her husband, Gregory, and their children, Mary Doris and Frem; Kathryn Scurlock and her husband, Jeff; Madlyn Juneau and her children, Jonathan, Jacob and Therese; Adele Weber, her husband, Jim, and their children, Lauren and Claire; and Cheryn Eppley and her husband, Jason. Dr. Boustany's surviving siblings are Dr. Michael Boustany, Antoine Boustany and Inez B. Karr, of Lafayette, and Mariam B. Buttross, of Canton, Miss. He was predeceased by his parents; and sister, Yvonne B. Buttross. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, and his granddaughters will present the gifts. His son, Charles, will give the eulogy and his sons, James, Jon and Ron will do the readings and petitions. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Aycock, Dr. Paul "Buddy" Azar, Dr. Leo DeAlvarez, Hubert "Red" Dumesnil, Paul Hilliard, Dr. Morris Hoffpauir and Dr. John Mickey. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70503 or Lafayette Catholic Services Centers, P.O. Box 3177, Lafayette, LA 70502. The family wishes to thank the nurse, Jolane Doucet, and staff of Hospice of Acadiana and his caregivers, Judy Dupuis, Leola Journet, Donna Patin, Anna Clay and Donnetta Olivier for their kind and compassionate care for Dr. Boustany during his illness. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com. Martin & Castille - Lafayette, (337) 234-2311.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2009