Jan. 18, 1932 ~ Aug. 16, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson for Mr. Cosimo “Doc” Cremaldi, 81, a native and lifelong resident of Patterson, who passed away at his home Friday afternoon, August 16, 2013, with his family by his side. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Fr. Herb Bennerfield will be the celebrant for the Mass, with Fr. Angelo Cremaldi as con-celebrant.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, June Cardinale Cremaldi; five children, Anthony Duane Cremaldi, Angela Marie Cremaldi, Anna Maria Cremaldi Picou and her husband, Jean Picou Jr.; Dianne Palma Cremaldi, and Michael Russell Cremaldi and his wife, Brenda Cremaldi; one sister, Bernice Accardo; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Jean Picou Bergeron and her husband, Rusty; Anthony Jean Picou and his wife, Stephanie; and Andrew Francis Gauthreaux; five great grandchildren, Blake Robert Leger, Robert Morris Boudreaux, Brooke Nicole Bergeron, Jonathon Lee Picou and Evan Robert Picou; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Lena Cremaldi; and an infant brother, Cosimo Cremaldi.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m., with the rosary being prayed at 10:00 a.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Cremaldi, John Cremaldi, Angelo Cardinale, Andrew Gauthreaux, Mario Accardo, Timothy Aucoin, Rick Tabor and Leonard Armato. Honorary pallbearers will be Lucien Cremaldi, Russell Cremaldi, Jeffrey Cardinale, Robert Cardinale, David Cardinale, Frank Rose, Anthony Picou and Rusty Bergeron.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, La. 70392, (985) 395-7873.

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