RAY ANDREW PICARD SR.

RAY ANDREW PICARD SR.

Jan. 19, 1945 ~ Sept. 30, 2011

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at 2 p.m., at the Church of the Assumption for Ray Andrew Picard Sr., 66, who passed away Friday, September 30, 2011, at 6:40 p.m., at Heart Hospital of Lafayette.

Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Lloyd Benoit will officiate the services.

Ray was a veteran of the United States Army having served from August 3, 1965 to August 14, 1967.

Survivors include his wife, of 44 years, Mary Earline Verret Picard of Franklin; three children, Ray Andrew Picard Jr. of Franklin; Randy A. Picard and his wife, Margo, of Franklin; and Michelle P. Prados and her husband, Trent, of Franklin; one brother, Rivers Picard of Franklin; two sisters, Elizabeth Migues of Franklin and Joyce Champagne of Charenton; four grandchildren, Cory Picard, Brandon Prados, Blake Picard and Amy Picard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand Picard and Clevelia Waguespack Picard; one brother, Raymond Picard Sr.; and three sisters, May Comeaux, Florence Bourque and Hazel Ortez.

Pallbearers will be Ray Picard Jr., Trent Prados, Cory Picard, Brandon Prados, Jason Brasseaux, Dewey Migues Jr., Roy Verret Jr. and Whitney Bourque.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday at Ibert’s Mortuary, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. Visiting will resume Wednesday at Ibert’s Mortuary at 9 a.m. until dismissal at 1:30 p.m.

To view the online obituary and memory book, please visit www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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