Obituary of Louis J Hebert
Louis J. Hebert, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at home on Wednesday January 11, 2023. He was 84 years old.
Lou was born in New York City (Hell's Kitchen) on July 2, 1938 and was the son of Marie and Louis Hebert. Soon after he graduated high school, Lou was compelled to serve his country and enlisted in the United States Army. He was discharged with honors in 1962. Soon after, began his career with ConEd as a technician in Queens, New York while attending school in the evening at Queens College where he earned a bachelor's degree in math and physics.
Lou met Jeanne (the love of his life) through mutual friends in 1974 and they married on July 12, 1975. Soon after, they settled in Pompton Plains where they would raise their 4 children. He was involved in the local Rotary and American Legion Post 242.
Lou was the American Legion Commander of Post 242 up until the time of his passing. His 26 years with Post 242 were some of the best times of his life and he cherished the many friends he made there. He was passionate about making sure Post 242 would continue to be an active part of the community for generations to come.
He also spent time on the Pequannock Zoning Board and Historical Commission. He lived life to its fullest, having never passed on an opportunity to get involved. When not with his family or participating in town functions, Lou was a fierce competitor on the racquetball court at Spa23. Church played an important role in Lou's life, and he preached the importance of faith to his children. He was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pompton Plains.
Each Memorial Day, you could find Lou planting gravesite flags at The First Reformed Church Cemetery for those who served their country and he was involved in the planning of the annual Memorial Day Parade.
Lou's love of his family, friends, faith and community will live on through those he cherished.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jeanne, their children Patrick Hebert, Renee Badolato and her husband James, Donna Raby, James Cassella and his wife Jennifer. Lou was blessed with 11 grandchildren, Justine, Monica, Rachel, Gino, Jianna, Joseph, Andrew, Thomas, Alex, Matthew, and James.
A wake will be held Tuesday January 17, 2023 at M. John Scanlan Funeral Home from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday January 18, 2023 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pompton Plains at 11am. Cremation will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lou's memory to American Legion Post 242 in Pompton Plains would be greatly appreciated by his family.
In Loving Memory
1938 - 2023
Respectfully serving families for generations