A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 2 p.m., at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Verdunville for Mrs. Mary Paul Bourgeois, 72, a native and longtime resident of Verdunville, who passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at her home. She was laid to rest in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Father Thomas Vu officiated the services.
A gathering of family and friends was held Thursday at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 1:30 p.m.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Bourgeois; and a host of nieces, nephews and family members.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Wayne Bourgeois; her parents, Mike Paul Sr. and Lilly Dardar Paul; nine brothers, Roy Paul, Elwood Paul, Harold Paul Sr., Mike Paul Jr., Eolours Paul, Larry Paul Sr., Wilbert Paul Sr., Willard Paul and Floyd Paul Sr.; and three sisters, Mildred Verdun, Sadie Paul and Juanita Burgess.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to help alleviate funeral expenses. 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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