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Clara Trahan

ARNAUDVILLE - Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013 at a 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Clara Trahan, age 83, the former Clara Lalonde, who passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at J. Michael Morrow Nursing Home in Arnaudville.

Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. The Rev. Keenan Brown, pastor of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Trahan was a native and lifelong resident of Arnaudville. She was a parishioner of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville. She loved cross-stitching and embroidering and was also an avid reader. She looked forward to visits with her family and friends and loved to cook for her loved ones.

Survivors include two sons, Lawrence Stelly and Patrick Stelly, both of Arnaudville; five daughters, Betty Stelly and husband, Johnny, of Arnaudville, Versie Guidroz and husband, Donald, of Port Barre, Eunice Bergeron and husband, Roy, Clara Marks and Patricia Ann Stelly, all of Arnaudville; twenty four grandchildren; forty one great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; two brothers, Wilson Lalonde and wife, Ethel Lee, of Arnaudville, Octave Lalonde and wife, Helen, of Texas; and one sister, Laura Mae Savoie of Arnaudville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer Lalonde and the former Eunice Boudreaux; her husband, Robert Trahan; three sons, Joseph Donald Stelly, Voorhies Lee Stelly, Voorhies Stelly, Jr.; and one daughter, Rebbecca Dean Stelly.

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 9:00 a.m. Friday and will be opened all night until service time at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be David Craig Stelly, Dwayne Marks, Roy Lee Bergeron II, Patrick Paul Stelly, Lawrence Stelly and Owen Lee Wilson III. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Lee Stelly and Jason Paul Stelly.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.

Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street, (337) 754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.



Published in the Daily World on Sept. 20, 2013
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