Gerard James “Jerry” Hebert, Sr., age 82 years, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at his home in Chalmette, LA on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Beloved husband of Catherine Vicari Hebert for 61 years. Loving father of Gerard James “Jay” Hebert, Jr. (Cindy), Jodie Hebert Woodruff (Jack), and Jeffrey Anthony Hebert (Catherine). Son of the late Harry Joseph Hebert, Sr. and Velma Bertrand Hebert. Brother of Ned Francis Hebert, Sr. (Cindy), Harry Joseph Hebert, Jr. (Elaine), and the late Chester Daniel Hebert, Sr. (the late Mary) and Esma Theresa Hebert. Grandfather of Lance, Linsey, Michael, Jack, Jr., Jaice, Jeffrey, Jr., Monique, Jerry, Jr., Cali, and Mark. Also dearly loved and survived by 10 great grandchildren, a late great grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jerry proudly served his country for 8 years in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a graduate of Delgado Community College where he earned certificates in Welding, Iron Working and Aeronautics, which led to a longtime career as a Superintendent for Domino Sugar Refinery in Arabi, LA. He was a founding member of the Versailles Booster Club and was the 1st Cardinal mascot. He was an avid bowler, golfer, fisherman, hunter, enjoyed going to the casino with his wife, and a passionate Saints and LSU fan. He was fondly known as the Best of the Best of the Best Papa Bear to his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his entire family, all his friends and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Passages Hospice Staff for the love and compassion they showed to their husband and father throughout the time of his illness.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of f lowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society at www. cancer.org. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www. stbernardmemorial.com.