Father Clair Cazayoux dies

Posted October 12, 2018 at 12:00 am

Father Clair M. Cazayoux SJ, a native of Baton Rouge, died Sunday, Sept. 30 in Grand Coteau. He was 88 years old, a Jesuit for 69 years and a priest for 56 years. 

A scientist by training but a pastor by nature, he was remembered in a Mass of Christian Burial on Oct. 6, at St. Charles College Chapel in Grand Coteau.

Clair M. Cazayoux was born to James Numa Cazayoux and Mable Inez Decuir Cazayoux, on Jan. 5, 1930, in Baton Rouge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers James Numa Jr. and Joseph Eugene (Brother Cosmas SC) and his sisters, Vivian Blanche Cazayoux, Olivia H. O’Connor and Clara Adelaide Bondy. He is survived by his brothers, Francis Trudeau and Robert Vincent Cazayoux. 

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