Obituaries

Gerald Louis Olivier

Catahoula – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018, at St. Rita Catholic Church for Gerald Olivier, 75, who passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
Visiting hours were observed at Dion Hall from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday and continued on Friday at 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A rosary was prayed at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Rev. Richard Fabre officiated at the Funeral Mass. Readers were Gwyn Berard and Tara Serrette. Gift bearers were Lauren and Brooke Olivier.

Dorothy W. Valere

Breaux Bridge – A Mass of Christian Burial wase celebrated on Monday, Oct. 1, 2at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for Dorothy Mae Williams Valere, 76, who passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at Lafayette General Medical Center.
Interment followed at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery.

Albert Knott

Cecilia – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church for Albert Knott, 82, who passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.
Interment followed at St. John Francis Regis Mausoleum in Arnaudville.
He is survived by his daughter, Loretta Brown; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Lillie Melancon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie J. Cormier Knott; his son, Joey Knott; and his brother, James Knott.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Cecilia was in charge of arrangements.

Louis Champagne

St. Martinville – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church for Louis Champagne, who passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018, at the age of 100 at The Carpenter House St. Joseph Hospice.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and continue on Saturday at 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
A rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Rev. Ed Degeyter will officiate at the Mass of Christian Burial.

Edward Boniface Durand

St. Martinville – A 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church for Edward Boniface Durand, USN (Ret), 77, who died Saturday morning, September 8, 2018, at Mom’s Place Residential Assisted Living in Camarillo, California.
Visitation will begin on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 9 a.m. until time of services at Pellerin Funeral Home 112, New Market St., St. Martinville.

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