Deacon Wil Robichaux, a 1981 ordinand, dies

Deacon Wilfred (“Wil”) Robichaux Jr., 76, died at his home on April 17 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 76 and had served as a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of New Orleans since 1981.

A native of Bayou Blue, Louisiana, Deacon Robichaux later moved to Jefferson Parish. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Monica, his daughter Ann-Marie, his son Julius “Butch” (Martha) and his granddaughter Ashley-Marie (Joshua).

He was the honored grandfather of Vanessa (Brandon), Casey (Colton), Courtney, Cade, Erick, Lina, and great-granddaughter, Claire. 

He is also survived by his brother Francis (Charmaine), godchild and sister Theresa, sister Cindy (Ricky), and godchildren Dustin and Catherine along with a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Deacon Robichaux was proceeded in death by his father Wilfred, mother Velma, and siblings Jeanette, Raymond, Percy and Judy.

He first served in the Army and later in the Air National Guard. He was ordained on Dec. 12, 1981, and was assigned to Immaculate Conception Parish in Marrero and later to Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Westwego, where he served until his death.

He was the chaplain of the Westwego Fire Department and the Third Order of Mount Carmel. He was an avid horseman and golfer.

The family would like to thank the personnel at Heart of Hospice for their generous hospitality. 

His Funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church on April 25. He was buried at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

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