DARNELL JOSEPH CHARPENTIER
April 5, 1933 ~ Aug. 23, 2014
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, August 25, 2014, at 1 p.m., at St. Jules Catholic Church in Franklin for Mr. Darnell Joseph Charpentier, 81, a native of Baldwin and longtime resident of Franklin who passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Thomas Vu will officiate the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Darnell J. Charpentier Jr., Bryan Charpentier, Keith Charpentier, Carl Latiolais, Trey Hebert and Darnell J. Charpentier III. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Latiolais, Bryan Charpentier Jr., Joseph Charpentier and Nicholas Charpentier.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary Faye LaGrange Charpentier; five children, Darnell J. Charpentier Jr. and his wife, Mollie; Brenda C. Latiolais and her husband, Carl; Sandra C. Hebert; Bryan Charpentier and his wife, Peggy; and Keith Charpentier and his wife, Tracey; six siblings, Emily C. Fuhrer, Mary Lee C. Alcina, Linda C. Louviere, Robert Charpentier, Frank Charpentier Jr. and Terry Charpentier; 10 grandchildren, Darnell J. Charpentier III and his wife, Emilie; Brooke L. Migues and her husband, Lance; Thomas Latiolais and his wife, Alaina; Karen H. LeBlanc and her husband, Timothy; Kelley H. Martin and her husband, Travis; Trey Hebert and his wife Brandy; Bryan Charpentier Jr.; Joseph Charpentier and his wife, Monica; Virginia C. Boudreaux and her husband, Cordell; and Nicholas Charpentier; and eight great grandchildren, Alex, Evan, Maegan, Jaymin, Ava, Tate, Eli and Wyatt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Charpentier, Sr. and Bernadette Lancon Charpentier; seven siblings, Gloria Marcotte, Odile Thibodaux, Barbara Boudreaux, Raymond Charpentier Sr., Herman Charpentier, Stanley Charpentier Sr. and Allen Charpentier; and one son-in-law, Timmy Wayne Hebert.
A gathering of family and friends was held Monday at St. Jules Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass, with the rosary being prayed at 11:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of Hospice-South Louisiana, 1477 Highway 90 West Frontage Road, Franklin, LA 70538, 337-828-2678,
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Roland Degeyter and staff, as well as to the staff of Heart of Hospice for the loving and compassionate care given to Mr. Darnell.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.