Retired from the City of New Roads, he passed away at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Pointe Coupee General Hospital.
He was 91, a resident of New Roads and native of Jarreaus. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II who served on the USS Maryland in the South Pacific. Visiting was at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 11:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 PM, with Monsignor Robert Berggreen, celebrant. Entombment in False River Memorial Park Mausoleum. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Laura Ballard Olinde, of New Roads; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Charles Morgan, of Jarreau, and Deborah and David Morales, of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Eunice Chustz, of Bueche, Yvonne Woffard, of Mississippi, and Shirley Ballard, of Jarreau; grandchildren, Natalie Brown, Thomas Forbes, Andrew Morgan, Amanda Morales, Marcus Morales; and great-grandchildren, Thomas Jr., Cade, Brett, Brycyn, Devan, Aurora, Brennan. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Edmae Olinde; and brothers, Willard, Wilson, Wilsey and Hewett Olinde. Pallbearers will be David Morales, Charles Morgan, Thomas Forbes, Thomas Forbes Jr., Cade Forbes, Brett Forbes, Marcus Morales and Devan Morgan. He was a member of American Legion Hunter Fabre Post 248. Donations to Catholic of Pointe Coupee. To sign the guest register, go to www.nilandfuneralservice.com. Arrangements with Niland's Funeral Service Inc., New Roads.