Obituaries

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Willie Francis Gardemal Jr.

Parks – A celebration of life memories will be held at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Coteau Homes Hall, for Willie Francis Gardemal Jr., 79, who passed away at Lafayette General Hospital on January 29, 2018.
Brother Jessie Chapentier will officiate over the sharing and prayer vigil at 2 p.m.
Born in St. Martinville on March 30, 1938, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Willie “Pop” will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

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Teasdale James

St. Martinville – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Notre Dame Catholic Church for Teasdale James, 51, who passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday at Pellerin Funeral Home.
Fr. Mike Sucharski will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at House of Love Cemetery in St. Martinville.

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Jacques Henry Privat

Breaux Bridge – A Memorial Service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Pellerin Funeral Home Chapel for Jacques Henry Privat, 68, who passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Visiting hours were observed at the funeral home from 70 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
Rev. Michael Arnaud officiated at the Memorial Service.
Jacques, born in Rayne, graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in 1967 and the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1972. In the mid-1970s, he was instrumental in establishing Acadian Village.

Paula Jean D. Borel

St. Martinville – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church for Paula Jean Dufrene Borel, 64, who passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.
Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. David (Melanie) Olivier, Danielle Borel and Mrs. Lee (Rachelle) Chiasson; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and brother, Terry Dufrene.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steven P. Borel; a granddaughter; sister, Barbara D. Mayeaux; and brother, Dean Dufrene.

Russell J. Gravouilla

Cecilia – A Mass of Christian Burial was e celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church for Russell Joseph Gravouilla, 78, who passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.
Interment followed at St. Joseph Mausoleum in Cecilia.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Delores Zeringue Gravouilla; his sons, Todd and Dodd Gravouilla; his daughter, Mrs. Willie (Tracie) Gravouilla; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Cecilia was in charge of arrangements.

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