Jack Anthony Bonin of Kenner, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 from complications of heart surgery. He was born on December 12, 1952 in Lafayette, Louisiana to the late Jack Octave Bonin and the late Janet Langlinais Bonin and raised in Rayne, Louisiana.
Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Marjorie (Ledet) Bonin; his loving children, Michelle Bonin Thornton (Rob), Angelle Renee Bonin (Octavio) and his precious and cherished granddaughter, Ava Bianca Otamendi. He is also survived by his dear sister, Mayme Bonin Wynn, her husband Bill Wynn (Jack’s brother-in-law and “Partner in Crime”), his brother, Robert Bonin and sister, Mary Bonin Carriere. He is also survived by his treasured in-laws, Michael Ledet (Pat), Mary Secketa, and Richard Ledet (Cindy). He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold John Bonin.
Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and many, many friends whom he adored.
Jack graduated from Rayne High School “Home of the Mighty Wolves” in 1970. He played, excelled in and enjoyed all sports. He was inducted into the Greater New Orleans Athletic League Hall of Fame in 1991.
Jack worked in the Louisiana banking industry for 47 years. In 2018, after 38 loyal years of service, he retired from the Federal Reserve Bank in New Orleans. Among the many awards and accolades he earned during his career, he was most proud of receiving the 2006 President’s Award for Excellence for his tireless dedication to restoring the Louisiana banking industry after Hurricane Katrina. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a devoted LSU and Saints fan. Yet, nothing compared to his legendary passion for Mardi Gras. Jack was both a fun-loving Cajun and a Yat. He volunteered for multiple organizations throughout his life, but avidly enjoyed his time as a volunteer at East Jefferson General Hospital and with the Miracle League of New Orleans. Jack never met a stranger. He always had a kind word and joke for everyone he encountered. He always made everyone feel welcomed and was a bright light to all who knew him. He was truly one of a kind, and the impact he made on others will not easily be forgotten. It has been said “As long as you are remembered, you will live on!” He will be remembered and will live in our hearts forever.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 4337 Sal Lentini Parkway, Kenner, LA 70065 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm.
Due to COVID-19, all attending must wear masks and practice social distancing. Interment will follow the Mass in Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70001.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to Miracle League of Greater New Orleans, 200 Henry Clay Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 or to Angel’s Place, 4323 Division Street, Suite #206, Metairie, LA 70002.
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