Connie was born Oct. 19, 1939 in Port Arthur, to Beatrice (Theriot) and Voorhies Fontenot. She attended St. James and Bishop Byrne Catholic School where she graduated in 1958. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and lived in the Groves, since 1964. She had worked as a floral designer for many years, and taught CCD at Immaculate Conception Parish. Connie was all about family and loved to spend time with them.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Novella Choate and Barbara Burge.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years Gene Bourgeois and daughter, Elizabeth Cormier and husband, Blaine, all of Groves; brothers, Noson Fontenot and wife, Michele of Bridge City, Cedric Fontenot and partner, Gail Hardy of Austin; grandchildren, Jenny Boudoin, Trayce and Katy Boudoin of Port Neches, Jason and Jessika Boudoin of Groves; step grandson, Daniel Cormier; step granddaughter, Shan Cormier; great grandchildren, Davin and Deegan Snell, Karys and Layle Boudoin and Jaylee Boudoin.
A visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 31, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, with a rosary prayer service at 6:45 pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Feb. 1, at 10:00 AM, at St. James Catholic Church, with the Rev. David Edwards serving as celebrant. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Keller and the staff at Christus Dubuis Hospital for the tender concern and care given to our loved one.