June 10, 1941 ~ Jan. 30, 2014
A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, February 3, 2014, at 11 a.m., at St. Jules Catholic Church in Franklin for Mr. Eugene Paul “Gene” Daigle, 72, a native of Jeanerette and a longtime resident of Franklin, who passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014, at his home. He was laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Thomas Vu officiated the services. Serving as pallbearers were be Henry J. (Whitey) Daigle Jr., Christopher (Troy) Bryan, Randall Breaux, Brian Brumfield, Tommy Granger, Donald Gaspard and Wiley Falks III. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Rigney, Winston DuBois, Jerry Abshire, Brennan LeBlanc and Ray Guarisco.
A gathering of family and friends was held Sunday, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 5 p.m. Visitations continued Monday at the mortuary at 9 a.m. until time of dismissal at 10:30 a.m.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Sandra McCary Waltner Daigle; five children, Catherine Daigle Bryan and her husband, Christopher (Troy); Jill Daigle David; Denise Daigle Pitre and her husband, Theron; Macari Waltner; and Connie Waltner Breaux and her husband, Randall; one brother Henry J. (Whitey) Daigle Jr. and his wife, Gail; and seven grandchildren, Daisy Reese Bryan, Jordan David, Brennan LeBlanc, Aaron LeBlanc, Nathan LeBlanc, Kennedy Breaux and Taylor Breaux.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J. Daigle Sr. and Rita Pitre Daigle.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Francis Metz III, Dr. David Rinaldi and staff, and Southern Care Hospice for the loving care given to Gene.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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