Ned Joseph Girouard

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Mr. Ned Joseph Girouard, 84, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Broussard. The Rev. Louie Richard will officiate.

There will be a recitation of the rosary at 11 a.m. in the David Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Girouard died Saturday, June 8, 2013. He was a native of Lafayette Parish and a resident of Broussard. Mr. Girouard retired after 41 years serving as a bridge tender with Southern Pacific Railroad in Des Allemands, Harvey, Morgan City, Baldwin and Delcambre. While living in Bayou Vista, he also worked part-time for St. Bernadette Catholic Church. He enjoyed working outdoors, playing practical jokes, relaxing with a cigar, fishing and the camp in Stephensville. Ned served in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Joycelyn Talbot Girouard of Broussard; his daughter, Donna and her husband, W.F. “Billy” Stanley Jr., of Morgan City; his grandson, Craig and his wife, Mandy Mayo Viator, of Youngsville; and his three beautiful great-granddaughters, Lily Grace, Ava Rhea and Ella Faye Viator. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, dear friends and extended family.

Mr. Girouard was preceded in death by his parents, Elie and Lucille Gautreaux Girouard; six brothers, John, Dennis, Robert, Alvin “CoCo,” Earless and Allen Girouard; and five sisters, Carmen Viator, Jeanette Bernard, Nola Girouard, Bernice Girouard and Gertrude Viator.

Serving as pallbearers will be Craig Viator, William “Billy” Stanley, David Girouard, Mark Girouard, Larry Girouard and Carl Girouard.

Mr. Girouard’s family wish to thank Hospice of Acadiana for their compassion and care during the last four months of his life.

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David Funeral Home, 316 Youngsville Hwy., Lafayette, 337-837-9887, is in charge of the arrangements.

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