Harold Anthony Gournay
Harold Anthony Gournay passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the age of 100. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Quirk and Son Funeral Home of Eunice with his grandson, Scott Doyle, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery in Eunice.
Harold served in the Army - Air Force from 1941 to 1945 during the World War II conflict. He was a bombardier in a Boeing B-17 flying fortress.
Harold was shot down in Yugoslavia and captured by the Germans. He was sent to Stalag Luft III POW camp in Berlin. The prisoners, which included Harold, were liberated by General George Patton.
Harold was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge in Eunice as well as a Shriner.
At the request of family, visitation will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM at Quirk and Son Funeral Home of Eunice and will resume on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM until time of Services.
Harold is survived by two daughters, Gloria Byars and husband Fred, Paula Gournay and spouse Melanie Kershaw Gournay; three grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Corber A. Gournay and Blanche Miller Gournay; his wife, Bessie Quirk Gournay; one brother, Hill Gournay; one sister, Thayer May Seely.