J. Rabalais passed away on
Thursday, March 31, 2016
at the age of 91 years. Beloved husband of Nola LaChute Rabalais by second
marriage and of the late Theresa Rabalais by first marriage. Father of Robert J.
Rabalais (Alisson), Sandra Hawkins (Harry "Boo"), and Patricia
Rabalais Jeanfreau (Lucien "Lou"). Son of the late Arnold and Bertha
Rabalais. Brother of Ryan Rabalais, Vera Descant, and the late Margery Attales,
Leslie Rabalais, Jewell English and Allen Rabalais. Grandfather of Shawn,
Brigett, Ashley, Julian, Danielle, Brian, Lance, and Mindi. Also survived by 8
great-grandchildren. He was an engineer with Southern Pacific Railroad and a WWII Navy
Veteran having served on the U.S.S. Frazier in the South Pacific. He was a
lifelong resident of
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass in
the chapel of Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expwy., Harvey, LA on Wednesday,
April 6, 2016 at 11am. Visitation will be held Wednesday morning from
. Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at www.mothefunerals.com.