Thomas E. “Tommy” Gilbert, age 78, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 5:35 AM in Hopedale, LA (his earthly paradise). Beloved husband of Suzanne “Suzy” Bourgeois Gilbert. Father of Thomas E. Gilbert, Jr., Kevin T. Gilbert, and Dr. Tammy Gilbert. Son of the late Alvira Clavier Gilbert and Price Thomas Gilbert. Brother of Rose Gilbert Bienvenu “Allen Gator” and the late Alice Gilbert Tresch. Grandfather of Blaine Thomas Gilbert and Cassidy Elaine Gilbert. Born in New Orleans, Tommy was a longtime resident of Arabi, LA and currently a resident of Mandeville, LA since Katrina.
Tommy was a loving husband to Suzy for over 53 years and a devoted father and grandfather. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, he was owner/president of Gilbert's Food Products, a family business founded by his parents in 1939. Tommy loved fishing in Hopedale for 68 years and his greatest joy was sharing his 'catch'. A founding parishioner of Most Holy Trinity, he faithfully served as an usher at the Sunday 11AM mass.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral visitation and Mass at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, LA. 70433 on Monday, March 9, 2020, visitation from 11:00 AM until
1:00 PM followed by Mass at 1:00 PM. The Inurnment will take place privately at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred, or donations to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, online at www.srfcure.org/donate in memory of Thomas E. Gilbert/ honor of Dr. Tammy Gilbert will be appreciated.