Virginia - Mons Burton Mouton was the son of F. Xavier Mouton (who was an attorney here in Lafayette).His brother is Fred Mouton, also an attorney who, I understand is retired and not in good health.It is possible that the obituary is still available on the Daily Adversiter website
I have copied it as follows:
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Monsignor Charles Burton Mouton, Canon
September 26, 2004
LAFAYETTE — Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at a Mass of Christian Burial in The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for Monsignor Charles Burton Mouton, Canon, 78, who died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in the Cornerstone Village North.
Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery.
The Most Rev. Michael Jarrell, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, will be the celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the services. Homilist will be the Rev. Monsignor Richard Mouton.
A native of Lafayette, Monsignor Mouton was the son of the late F. Xavier Mouton and the former Mildred Bechet.
He attended Mount Carmel Elementary and Cathedral schools in Lafayette before beginning seminary studies at St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict, La. He made his philosophy and theology studies at Le Grand Seminaire of Montreal, Canada, where he earned his Licentiate in Theology.
Monsignor Mouton was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1949 in The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist by the late Bishop Jules B. Jeanmard, first Bishop of Lafayette. He earned a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Angelicum University in Rome and then returned to the United States to serve as associate pastor of Our Lady Help Christians Parish in Jennings.
Monsignor Mouton returned to Rome to earn a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Lateran University and was invited to join the Vatican Diplomatic Corps. He attended Diplomatic School in Rome, then served as the Vatican representative of the Secretariat of State in several diplomatic posts including India, Vietnam, Korea, Turkey, Nigeria and Argentina.
In this capacity he served under five popes including Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II. In 1969 Monsignor Mouton began to serve in Rome, transferring to the Office of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in 1971. In 1994 he was appointed a Canon of the Basilica of St. Mary Major where he served until his recent illness forced a return to the United States.
Survivors include one brother, Fred Mouton, of Lafayette; two sisters, Sister Carolyn Mouton, RSCJ, of Grand Coteau, and Mrs. R.J. “Mildred” Cross, of Glenddale, Calif.; five nephews, Marc and Chris Mouton, both of Lafayette, Andrew Mouton, of Chicago, Ill., John Cross, of Calif., and Paul Cross, of N.M.; one niece, Mrs. Michael “Carolyn” Suttle, of Calif.; and several grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Monsignor Mouton’s name may be made to the Diocese of Lafayette Seminary Fund, 1408 Carmel Ave., Lafayette, LA 70501.
A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Martin & Castille Funeral Home, led by the Rev. Keith DeRouen.
Visitation will be observed from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Martin & Castille Funeral Home and will continue from 9 a.m. Monday until time of services at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Arrangements have been entrusted to Martin & Castille Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette, (337) 234-2311.