LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Wallace Breaux Sr., the longtime owner of Breaux’s Mart grocery store, died over the weekend in Lafayette.
Breaux, who owned and operated the independent grocery store for more than six decades, died Sunday at his home surrounded by his family.
He was 86.
His grocery store, which opened in 1959, is still located in the same location at 2600 Moss Street.
“He enjoyed his career in the grocery business, it was his passion; but his employees and his customers were truly the integral part of what made his dream so enjoyable,” his obit stated.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marjorie, six children, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and his beloved canine baby girl, Sophie.
The Breaux Family ask that memorial contributions be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 1250 Carmel Drive, Lafayette, La 70501 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org