Breaux Bridge – A funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Pellerin Funeral Home for Esperanza “Hope” Lopez Rios Gonzalez, 89. She is survived by her daughters, Lydia, Odelia and Suzanna Gonzalez, Mrs. Paul (Sylvia) Swartz and Mrs. Richard (Carolina) Noland; nine grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Crispin Gonzalez; her sisters, Lenora Vasquez, Olivia Rivera and Christina Gutierrez; and her brother, Alfredo Rios. Pellerin Funeral was in charge of arrangements.
Arnaudville – Ada Nell Long, 74, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Opelousas General Hospital. Ada enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. At all gatherings, she loved to help cook, using old family recipes that warmed the heart and soul and created new memories.
St. Martinville – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Parks for Kevin Jude Picard, 49, who passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. Visiting hours were observed from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday and continued on Monday at 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Pellerin Funeral Home in St. Martinville. A rosary was prayed at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Rev. Bryce Sibley offi ciated at the Funeral Mass. Interment followed at St. Michael Mausoleum in St. Martinville.
St. Martinville – Memorial Services will be conducted for Rickey James Romero, 64, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church with Fr. Keith LaBauve offi ciating. Inurnment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery. A native and resident of St. Martinville, Mr. Romero passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Ocshner Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Rickey had a love for outdoors and animals, especially horses. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
St. Martinville – Funeral services are pending for Killua Capritto, 4 months, who passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, (337- 332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.