Obituaries

James Donald ‘Nookie’ Bernard

Breaux Bridge - A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Pellerin Funeral Home in Breaux Bridge for James Donald “Nookie” Bernard, who passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, his 92nd birthday.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and continue on Saturday at 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
A rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Deacon Marcel “Butch” Hebert will officiate at the Funeral Service. Scriptures will be read by Amy C. Mouton and Hannah Bernard.

Francis Blanchard

St. Martinville - A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville for Francis Blanchard, 104, who passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family.
The family requested that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and continue on Tuesday at 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
A rosary was prayed on Monday by Shawn Hulin.

Florence LeBlanc Duplechien

Cecilia - A Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Pellerin Funeral Home in Cecilia for Florence Duplechien, 81, who passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Lafayette General Medical Center.
The family requested that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 2:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday and continue on Tuesday at 8 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. A rosary was prayed on Monday.
Pastor Jake Bondurant officiated at the Funeral Service. Interment followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cecilia.

John Allen Cormier

Breaux Bridge – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at St. Bernard Catholic Church for John Allen Cormier, 72, who passed away surrounded by his family at his residence.
Visiting hours were observed at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and continued on Saturday at 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A rosary was prayed at 7 p.m. on Friday by Deacon Butch Hebert.
Rev. Stephen Pellessier officiated at the Funeral Mass. Readers were Dean LeBlanc and Edna Melancon. Gift bearers were Miley Cormier and Kim Rider.

JoeAnneLeBlanc Escoyne

St. Martinville – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for JoeAnn LeBlanc Escoyne at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. Rev. Rusty Richard was the celebrant. Mrs. Escoyne was laid to rest with her beloved husband Lawrence at St. Michael’s Cemetery following the Mass.
A gathering of family and friends was held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., with the Rosary prayed at 7 p.m. Visiting hours resumed on Monday from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

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