Benny Paul Trahan, Jr.

October 11, 2020

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Benny Paul Trahan, Jr., passed away on October 11, 2020.  He was 55 years old.  Benny was a native of Arabi and resided in Covington.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Deborah Deo Gracias Trahan; parents, Benny Trahan, Sr., and Kathleen Sperry Trahan; father in law, Daniel R. Deo Gracias, Sr., and mother in law, Barbara St. Angelo Deo Gracias; siblings, Deborah Harwell, Melissa Melerine (Todd), Pamela Fourner (John), and Kenneth Trahan (Ellen); brother in law, Daniel R. Deo Gracias, Jr., and sister in law, Dana Suchand (Christopher); nieces and nephews, Hunter, Holden, and Hayden Harwell, Chelsea and Connor Melerine, Brandon, Alex, and Tristan Fournier, Daniel C. and Brittney Deo Gracias, and Ashlyn Suchand; and the wife of his grandfather, Lyndell Heitzmann Sperry.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Preston and Dorita Desormeaux Trahan and Carmello and Evelyn Mann Sperry; and sister in law, Kim Gervais Deo Gracias.  Benny earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant.  In addition to his appreciation for all aspects of math and science, Benny had significant accomplishments in numerous activities, including construction, cooking, and gardening.  He was passionate about Louisiana iris, honey bees, music, jets, and LSU.  He was very patriotic.  He was proud of his work in defending doctors.  He loved nature.  He was gregarious and happiest when helping others.  Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Benny’s Life on October 24, 2020.  In lieu of flowers, plant a tree, adopt a dog or cat, or donations may be made to the Northshore Humane Society at or your favorite charity. 

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