Eugene Clarke Montgomery
Eugene Clarke Montgomery
  • October 20, 1932 - May 9, 2017
  • Mandeville, Louisiana

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E. Clarke Montgomery passed peacefully in his home on May 9, 2017.

He was born on October 20, 1932 in New Orleans to his parents L. C. Montgomery, Sr. and Mae Bertel Montgomery. He was a long time parishioner of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was awarded the Order of St. Louis Medallion. He was Vice President of the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

He was a graduate of Jesuit High School and attended college at Spring Hill and Tulane University.

Clarke served as a First Lieutenant and as a United States Army Aviator.

He was the past president of The Joy Theater in New Orleans and served as the President of Time Saver Stores.

Clarke was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 62 years Suzanne M. Montgomery, his son Eugene Clarke Montgomery, Jr. and daughter Kathryn Ann Montgomery.

He is survived by a daughter Suzanne M. Fleming, a son Michael G. Montgomery (Donna), a brother L. C. Montgomery, Jr. (Ann), grandchildren Matthew C. Fleming, William B. Fleming, David M. Fleming and John G. Fleming as well as many nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2 pm with a visitation beginning at 12 pm. Interment will take place in Metairie Cemetery following the Mass. The Montgomery family will provide transportation from Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mandeville, departing at noon, to the funeral home and back following the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.