Tommy Daniel Donati
Tommy Daniel Donati, 55, of St. Martinville entered the loving arms of his Maker on Sept. 30, 2011. He passed away at his residence with his entire family by his side.
We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was a devoted man and leaves behind many special memories and a legacy to live on. He loved life and loved spending time with his family, especially his 16 grandchildren and his great-granddaughter. His family was very special to him and being a father and grandfather were his greatest accomplishments. He will be deeply and sadly missed by all the lives he touched. He also enjoyed fishing and boating.
Tommy was a graduate of Brownsville High School in Brownsville, Texas. Following high school, Tommy enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a parachute rigger, serving two years during the Vietnam era. He currently was employed by Martin Gas Marine as a tugboat captain.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Chloe Daisy Douglas of Morgan City; and his aunt, Shelia Springer of Los Fresnos, Texas.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Chandra Aucoin Donati of St. Martinville; one brother, Phillip Donati of Morgan City, three sons, Tommy Daniel Donati Jr. and his wife Amanda of St. Martinville, Steve Champagne Jr. and his wife Lisa of St. Martinville, and Tracy Champagne and his wife Alaina of St. Martinville; one daughter, Wendy Champagne Price and her husband Glynn Price of Houma; 16 grandchildren, Alyssa Donati, Lucas Donati, Shade Suire, Nicole Price, Charlie Price, Savannah Price, Glynn Price Jr., Nicolas Price, Allison Champagne, Steve Champagne III, Trevor Champagne, Marissa Champagne, Ericka Champagne, Camdyn Champagne, Drake Champagne and Audrey Champagne; his great-granddaughter, Briahna Veregin; and his dog Hershey.
His wake was held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Visitation was from 8 a.m. today until time of service.
Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home. The funeral was officiated by Pastor David Gunter of Sulphur.
Military honors were bestowed graveside by the East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad at the Morgan City Cemetery.